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7 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 T he next time you need a lesson in radiation safety, pop your head into a procedure room to watch an interven- tional pain doc at work. "They're in front of C-arms all day long, so they respect imaging's invisible dangers," says Daniel Kaplan, DO, an orthopedic surgeon at WellSpan Orthopedics, York, Pa. "They step back from the imaging field and clear their hands during every shot, and they always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment. You can tell they've been fully educated on radiation safety and receive continuous training." Your surgeons and staff know the basics of radiation safety, but they might not fully appreciate the risks they face every time a C-arm is Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Reduce the Risk of Radiation Exposure Proper personal protection and a healthy dose of common sense will limit intraoperative imaging's inherent dangers. • ADDED LAYERS Lead aprons and thyroid shields protect surgical team members from 95% of scattered radiation. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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