Nuclear Medicine: Practical Radiation Protection of Staff

Offered By

Royal College of Radiologists

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30 minutes
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Radiation protection of staff from nuclear medicine procedures extends beyond the clinical imaging department. Radiopharmaceuticals are continually emitting ionising radiation and staff may be exposed before, during and after patient administration. This micro skills course from the Royal College of Radiologists explores the external, internal and contamination radiation hazards associated with radionuclides commonly found in nuclear medicine and gives practical ways to reduce staff exposure in keeping with the 'as low as reasonably practicable' (ALARP) principle.

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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 

Identify the different staff groups involved in the patient's journey through nuclear medicine

Revise the dose limits and state the typical classified worker staff groups in nuclear medicine

List the main factors that determine the external radiation risk to staff

State the three principles of external radiation protection and give examples

List the three routes by which radioactive material can enter the body and state the main principle of internal radiation protection

Recommend measures that will reduce the dose from internal exposure and give examples

State what is meant by radioactive contamination and list the main methods of reducing the risk of contamination

Summarise the considerations made for pregnant and breast-feeding staff working in nuclear medicine and state the dose limit applied

Explain the need for personal monitoring and protective equipment for staff in nuclear medicine