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Catheryn Peplinski

Catheryn Peplinski, MBA, RT (R) (M), RDMS, is Director of Operations at Pedagogy Inc. in Troup, Texas. She has earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, and has a degree in Radiology from Ferris State University. Catheryn is licensed in multiple modalities of Radiology, specializing in High-Risk Obstetrics and genetic testing with over 28 years of experience in diagnostic medicine, education, and management. 

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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Contrast Administration in the Radiology Setting

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Contrast Administration in the Radiology Setting
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Intravenous administration of contrast materials in the radiology setting brings forth another aspect to intravenous protocols and procedures.  A radiology nurse or a radiology technologist may administer intravenous contrast media under the general supervision of a physician. In order to provide for the safe administration of contrast media, those persons administering contrast media and those performing the diagnostic imaging procedures must have an understanding of indications for use of contrast media, the equipment needed for safe administration, as well as the potential risks and side effects and its management.


1. Identify the practical aspects in contrast administration in the radiology setting
2. Identify the administrative process of contrast administration in the radiology setting
3. Describe appropriate catheters and catheter tubing for administration of contrast agents: Central Lines and Ports
4. State the criteria for contrast administration
5. Identify adverse effects of contrast administration
6. Determine the permissible doses and appropriate agent for contrast administration
7. List 3 symptoms of contrast agent reactions 


Chapter one: Practical Aspects of Administration and Screening
  • Practical aspects of contrast administration
  • Patient screening
  • Administrative process

Chapter two: Vascular Access in Adults
  • Vascular access in adults; central lines and ports

Chapter three: Power Injection, Adverse Effects and Reactions, and Prior Testing
  • Criteria to Power Inject
  • Adverse effects of iodinated contrast
  • Creatinine testing prior to contrast administration
  • Contrast administration in patients with elevated creatinine levels
  • Management of acute contrast reactions

Chapter four: Premedication, Doses, Contrasts, and Extravasation
  • Premedication
  • Permissible doses
Iso-osmolar dimeric contrast media
Contrast extravasation
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