Bathing and Swimming After Interventional Spine Procedures

Myth: Patients should wait at least 24 hours prior to bathing or swimming after undergoing a needle-based interventional spine procedure (i.e. epidural steroid injection, intra-articular injection, medial branch block, radiofrequency ablation). Learn about the facts surrounding this myth and the best practices to support safe performance of interventional pain procedures in your practice.

Each participant will read the FactFinder and will answer post-test questions to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Authors 
Jaymin Patel, MD; David C. Miller, MD, MA; and Clark Smith, MD, MPH on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee.

Copyright
Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional spine procedures 
  • Cite the evidentiary basis for risk mitigation strategies in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures

Author Disclosures Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Jaymin Patel, MD
Nothing to disclose

David C. Miller, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Jaymin Patel, MD 
Nothing to disclose

David C. Miller, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement 
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Activity Release: 
10/2/2018
Date of Activity Expiration: 10/1/2021

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