Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology with Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) 2018

Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology with Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS)

Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology with Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) 2018

January 14th - January 18th, 2018
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii

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Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1 (25.0), SAMs (25), | Price: $1295

ARLS Course


Separate course registration fee of $400.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m.

Introduction / Course Overview
Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.

7:05 a.m. Contrast Media
Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.
7:35 a.m. Recognition and Treatment of Contrast Reactions
Amy B. Kolbe, M.D.
8:05 a.m. Sedation and Analgesia
Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.
8:35 a.m. Refreshment Break
8:45 a.m. Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Risk Factor Screening
John J. Schmitz, M.D.
9:30 a.m. Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents: Classification, Safety, and NSF
Darin White, M.D.
10:15 a.m. SAM Exam and Course Review and Reflection
Two Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) will be available during this session
10:30 a.m.

Station Practicals
ARLS Faculty

1. Airway Management

2. Treatment Scenarios

12:00 p.m. ARLS Course Concludes

Course Description and Intended Audience

Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) 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. 

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.

Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) is designed for all medical personnel involved in the administration of contrast material. This course has been attended by radiology physicians, residents and fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing personnel, technologists, and others.

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




In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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. 

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)
Two Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs), worth 1.5 SAM credits each, qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program are offered at this course for a maximum of 3 SAM credit hours.    

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 Directors       


Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.


Amy B. Kolbe, M.D.


Mayo Clinic ARLS Course Faculty

Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.
Amy B. Kolbe, M.D.
John J. Schmitz, M.D.
Darin White, M.D.

Faculty Disclosure

As a Jointly Accredited Provider by ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

National Physician Payment Transparency Program

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine complies with the requirements of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Disclosure

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) please go here https://ce.mayo.edu/content/disclosures.

Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
  • SAMs

Price: $1295

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