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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT and MDCB - approved continuing education providers of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 2/1/2024
  • Expiration Date: 3/1/2027
  • Credit Hours: 2.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    While radiation therapy can provide life-saving treatment for patients, it can also cause harm if safety procedures are not carefully implemented and followed. Understanding the potential risks is the first step to minimizing radiologic technologist (RT), radiation therapist, and patient exposure. Having a clear understanding of the regulations for radiation safety helps build a solid foundation of knowledge. To adequately minimize exposure to patients, RTs, radiation therapists, and the general public, a variety of strategies must be used, including monitoring personnel radiation levels through a variety of dose measuring devices and techniques, among others. In addition, knowing federal and state regulations regarding radiation protection, safety, and reporting procedures is also vital in radiation safety and protection. This course will explore radiation safety in radiology and radiation therapy via building safety, equipment control, accuracy of treatments, monitoring personnel for radiation exposure, and knowledge of rules and regulations regarding radiation safety, protection, and incident reporting.

    Learning Objectives
    After reviewing the content, the participant should be able to:

    • OUTLINE different methods for reducing patient exposure to radiation.
    • IDENTIFY different regulations from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for monitoring radiation dose of radiologic technologists (RTs), radiation therapists, patients, and the public.
    • SUMMARIZE quality control and quality assurance procedures for various linear accelerators and computed tomography simulation equipment.
    • OUTLINE safety and protection protocols for RTs and radiation therapists based on federal guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
    • COMPARE and CONTRAST radiation monitoring devices.

     

    Categories: Radiation Therapy, Radiation Safety/Protection

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 20 out of 26 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 2.5 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit (for Technical credits).

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Bone DensitometryPatient Care0.25
    Cardiac InterventionalImage Production0.5
    Computed TomographySafety0.5
    Nuclear MedicineSafety1.5
    Radiation TherapySafety2.25
    RadiographySafety1.25
    Radiologist AssistantSafety1.75
    Vascular InterventionalImage Production0.5

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Bone DensitometryPatient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles0.25
    Cardiac InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment0.5
    Computed TomographyRadiation Safety and Dose0.5
    Nuclear MedicineRadiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations1.5
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.5
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Protection, Equipment Operation, and Quality Assurance1.75
    RadiographyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.25
    RadiographyRadiation Protection1
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Safety, Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation1.75
    Vascular InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment0.5

  • California Credit Categories Valuations:

    CategoryCredits
    Digital0.25


Safety and Protection in Radiation Therapy

Jacqueline (Kim) Mylan, MBA, R.T.(T)(ARRT)*

*Program Dean and Instructor Emeritus, Radiation Therapy, Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology, Delray Beach, FL

Address correspondence to: Jacqueline (Kim) Mylan, MBA, RT(T). E-mail: jkimmylan@yahoo.com.

Disclosure statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

While radiation therapy can provide life-saving treatment for patients, it can also cause harm if safety procedures are not carefully implemented and followed. Understanding the potential risks is the first step to minimizing radiologic technologist (RT), radiation therapist, and patient exposure. Having a clear understanding of the regulations for radiation safety helps build a solid foundation of knowledge. To adequately minimize exposure to patients, RTs, radiation therapists, and the general public, a variety of strategies must be used, including monitoring personnel radiation levels through a variety of dose measuring devices and techniques, among others. In addition, knowing federal and state regulations regarding radiation protection, safety, and reporting procedures is also vital in radiation safety and protection. This course will explore radiation safety in radiology and radiation therapy via building safety, equipment control, accuracy of treatments, monitoring personnel for radiation exposure, and knowledge of rules and regulations regarding radiation safety, protection, and incident reporting.


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