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Tattoos, Piercings and Healthcare Issues  - CE685
Tattoos, Piercings and Healthcare Issues

CE685 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)
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This tattoos, piercings and healthcare issuescontinuing education program will inform radiologic technologists, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals and nurses about the precautions they should take when dealing with patients with tattoos or body piercings. On completion of this education module the reader will be able to:
  • Describe the various types of body arts used by individuals
  • Explain the danger posed when imaging patients with body arts
  • Recognize the possible complications of body arts 

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including radiologic technologists, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals and nurses.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 4/1/2016

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