Mark McGraw, Associate Editor
Radiation should not be feared, but must be respected, says Vivian Wisniewski, RN. Your staff would be wise to heed that advice when using C-arm fluoroscopy, which comes with inherent, invisible dangers. But there are basic, commonsense measures that can reduce radiation exposure risks. Here's how to protect your staff, surgeons and patients from the dangers of fluoroscopy exams.
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