The course is intended to provide radiation safety and legislative training for nurses and other extended-scope health professionals who wish to refer patients for X-rays under the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000.
Please Note - Attendance on the course does not automatically give a health professional the right to request X-rays. Local procedures should be in place to ensure health professionals have suitable professional qualifications and training. Contact your local X-Ray department for more information as to exact requirements.
Course Content Includes: Basic Radiation Physics, Biological Effects of Radiation, IRR and IR(ME)R Legislation, Referral Guidelines, Duty Holders and Request justification, Pregnancy and Potential Pregnancy, Incidents, Patient Dose and Risk.