Introduction to Basic Radiation Protection

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Heath Education England aims to ensure the safety of staff within the hospital by providing them with information on the risks of exposure to ionising radiation, the importance of following the safety procedures that are in place and the precautions each person can take to minimise the risk. It is aimed at any staff who regularly work in areas where ionising radiation is used, and who would not otherwise receive any formal training, e.g. ward nurses, theatre staff, etc.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Define ionising radiation and the risks associated with its use

Describe the warning signs and working practices within the Trust that reduce risk to staff from exposure to ionising radiation

List three practical methods of reducing your own radiation dose when near ionising radiation 

Explain what you need to do if you become pregnant and your work requires you to work with ionising radiation