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September 13, 2014 - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN




The Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) course is designed to focus on the unique, life-threatening emergencies that occur within a radiology department. It teaches prompt recognition and treatment of contrast reactions. The ARLS course discusses management of the sedated patient and the proper management of an airway in an emergency situation. The administration of contrast in patients with renal insufficiency, including contrast-induced nephropathy and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, is discussed. Basic concepts of advanced life support are also reviewed. This course is fashioned after the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course that has successfully taught physicians, nurses and allied health personnel patient management during cardiac arrest. This course will offer the current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) recertification training materials.

Registration Fee

ARLS - Physician/Scientist$400.00
ARLS - Resident, PA, NP, Nurse, Technologist$350.00
Basic Life Support Training$65.00

The registration fee includes tuition, an Advanced Radiology Life Support™ comprehensive course syllabus on flash drive, Basic Life Support examination materials, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch (for meeting participants only).


Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review types of contrast agents
  • Identify all serious contrast reactions
  • Describe appropriate treatment regimens for specific types of contrast reactions
  • Review risk factors for and potential impact of contrast-induced nephropathy
  • Review risk factors for and potential impact of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • Discuss most effective strategies for contrast administration in renal disease
  • Describe proper use and administration of moderate sedation and analgesic medications
  • Demonstrate the proper management of an airway in an emergency situation

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course content includes 3.0 hours of Sedation and Airway Management Training.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient care
  • Practice based learning and improvement