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Which of the following configurations creates the least radiation exposure for the operative surgeon during upper extremity surgery?
Imaging the thumb positioned against the x-ray source with the standard C-arm
Imaging the wrist positioned against the x-ray source with the standard C-arm
Imaging the thumb positioned against the image intensifier with the mini C-arm
Imaging the wrist positioned against the image intensifier with the mini C-arm
Imaging the thumb positioned against the x-ray source with the mini C-arm
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When using C-arm fluorocopy, patient radiation exposure will be increased with which of the following?
The extremity is positioned closer to the image intensifier
A larger body part is imaged compared to a smaller body part
Use of radiation beam collimation
Mini C-arm fluroscopy is used instead of large C-arm fluroscopy
Decreased duration of imaging
All of the following are cited as a concern for decreased continuity of care when "signing out" patient care from one provider to another EXCEPT?
Omitting the patients' current clinical condition
Omitting guidance for events likely to occur on the next shift
Signing out to physician extenders instead of a resident physician
Rationale not given for plans provided to the covering physician
Tasks not assigned to the covering physician for completion
An orthopaedic surgeon is closing a total knee replacement incision of a patient with HIV and accidently sustains a needlestick. What is the surgeon's approximate risk of contracting the virus?