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Radiation exposure and safety in catheterisation laboratories during pregnancy
November 10 @ 6:30 pm - November 10 @ 7:30 pm CET
Join European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and Women as One’s webinar. This webinar is for Young Cardiologists of Tomorrow, all EAPCI, EHRA, ACNAP members and Women as One audience but also cardiologists wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.
Webinar topic: The EAPCI statement on radiation exposure and safety in catheterisation laboratories for healthcare professionals during pregnancy: how barriers could be overcome.
Host: Doctor S. Manzo-Silberman (Paris, FR)
Speakers: Doctor M. Velazquez Martin (Madrid, ES) , Doctor S. Sahni (Jersey Shore, US)
After watching this webinar, participants will understand:
- the evidence on radiation and deterministic/stocastic effects in the embryo, addressing misinformation about risks of radiation exposure;
- the regulations allowing women to work with radiation exposure while pregnant, including includes the discrepancy amongst countries both within and outside the EU regarding current legal requirements pertaining to pregnancy;
- how to improve radiation safety management for all staff members including pregnant women; and
- how to propose safe practices which do not discriminate against pregnant women.
- Arrhythmias, General – Treatment – Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias – Radiation Exposure
- Interventional Cardiology – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Other
Needs assessment and expected educational outcome
To spread more knowledge on radiation risk, safe practices, and available data on the existing experiences of exposed cardiologists who continue to work in catheterisation land electrophysiology laboratories throughout their pregnancies; and to reduce barriers preventing women from accessing an interventional career and to improve the practice safety for all professionals exposed to radiation.
About radiation safety in the workplace
Did you know? 47% of female cardiologists have avoided being pregnant during periods when they would be exposed to radiation.
Learn more about our work to promote radiation safety in the workplace through resources highlighting proper training, protective equipment, and policies that are essential to the modern workforce. Discover more here.