January 9, 2016 - Phillips Hall - Siebens Medical Education Building
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mayo Course Director: Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.

Overview/Course Description
Advanced Radiology Life SupportTM (ARLS) course is designed to focus on the unique, life-threatening emergencies that occur within a radiology department.  It is designed to teach prompt recognition and treatment of contrast reactions.  The ARLS course will discuss 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 will be discussed.  Basic concepts of advanced life support will also be reviewed.  This course is fashioned after the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course that has been successfully teaching physicians, nurses and allied health personnel patient management during cardiac arrest.

Intended Audience
The ARLS and sedation materials included in this course were used to train physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel at the Mayo Clinic to meet Joint Commission Standards or to prepare for Joint Commission site visits.  The training program may help to prepare your program for similar evaluations.

Registration Fee
Practicing Physician - $400
Residents, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners - $350
Basic Life Support Training - $65

The registration fee includes:

  • Course Tuition
  • Comprehensive Course Syllabus on Flash Drive
  • BLS Examination Materials (for BLS course participants only)
  • Continental Breakfast and Break Refreshments (course participants only)
  • Lunch (for BLS course participants only)
  • 2 Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)

Although it is not Department of Radiology CME policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. 

Future Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) Course Dates:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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™. This course content includes 3.0 hours of Sedation and Airway Management Training.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in 2 self-assessment modules (SAMs) during this course.  The self assessment modules have been designed to meet the standards of the American Board of Radiology (ABR).    

Other Health Care Professionals
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.

Course 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 (NSF)
• 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.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Sarah Johnson.

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Course summary
Available credit: 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Contact Phone: 866-246-1581 (toll-free)
Contact Email: radiologycme@mayo.edu