Radiation Safety Training Online Module

Course Goal
The goal of this module is to provide participants with the information to recognize radiation risk, and the skills and tools needed to safely and effectively minimize radiation doses and maintain both an actual and perceived safe working environment. It will discuss ionized radiation, radiometric quantities, sources of radiation, and the risks involved with the use of radiation equipment.

Target Audience
Technologists and nurses working in departments at Swedish (or in the surrounding hospitals/clinics) that use radiation therapy. Any health care professional that works with or in proximity to radiation therapy and examination stations.

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Describe ionizing radiation
  • Define radiometric quantities and estimating doses of exposure
  • Review Occupational Radiation Dose Limits
  • Recognize risks and safety behaviors for radiation equipment both for staff and patients
  • Recognize the concept of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)
  • Explain the basic principles of radiation protection

Disclosure
The planning committee members and faculty have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was used in the development of this CME activity.

Online Module

CME credit will be granted only if you score 80% on the quiz questions throughout the module. The log-in to claim credit occurs AFTER you complete the module, quiz and evaluation. 

*Please note you will NOT receive credit or a certificate for this program if you do not continue the steps after the quiz. Please have pop ups enabled.

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After completing the online module/quiz, you will be directed to:

  • Click on the Finish button to Complete the CME Evaluation of this activity
  • Register/log-in to record participation and claim credit
  • Print your CME Certificate

Updated: December 2019

General Information

Participation

This is a self-learning module requiring the participant to review information and answer questions related to the content.  A passing score of 80% on the quiz is required.

Estimated Time to Complete
Allow 30 minutes to complete the self-learning module, exam and evaluation.

Important Dates
Original Release Date: November, 2017
Review Date: December 31, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2022

Contact Information
Swedish CME: 206-386-2755 or email

Privacy & Confidentiality
The department of Continuing Medical Education at Swedish Medical Center is committed to protecting the privacy of those who utilize its Web site. The CME department will not release individual information about use of its site, including visitor e-mail addresses, to any third party. We will not transfer, sell or rent visitor e-mail addresses to any third party. The CME department may report general information about the activity to third parties. We will report only aggregate statistics, for instance, total number of page views, overall duration of visits, or similar aggregate data. The CME Department at Swedish Medical Center has taken reasonable steps to keep all information secure against unauthorized access and use. We will review our privacy policy regularly. Please direct any questions about this privacy statement to Swedish CME.

Copyright
This learning activity is the property of Swedish Medical Center.

Bibliography
Additional Information can be found at the resources below:

  • Washington State Administration Code on Radiation Safety
  • FDA US Radiation Emitting Products & Safety Website
  • Szarmach A, Piskunowicz M, Świętoń D, et al. Radiation Safety Awareness Among Medical Staff. Polish Journal of Radiology. 2015;80:57-61. doi:10.12659/PJR.892758.
  • Mojiri M, Moghimbeigi A. Awareness and attitude of radiographers towards radiation protection. Journal of Paramedical Sciences. Autumn2011.V2-4
  • Yurt A, Cavusolqlu B, Gunay T. Evaluation of awareness on radiation protection and knowledge about radiological examinations in healthcare professionals who use ionized radiation at work. Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther. 2014 Jun;23(2):48-53. doi: 10.4274/mirt.00719. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
  • Faggioni L, Paolicchi F, Bastiani L, Guido D, Caramella D. Awareness of radiation protection and dose levels of imaging procedures among medical students, radiography students, and radiology residents at an academic hospital: Results of a comprehensive survey. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Jan;86:135-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2016.10.033. Epub 2016 Oct 31.
  • Paolicchi F, Miniati F, Bastiani L, Faggioni L, Ciaramella A, Creonti I, Sottocornola C, Dionisi C, Caramella D. Assessment of radiation protection awareness and knowledge about radiological examination doses among Italian radiographers. Insights Imaging. 2016 Apr;7(2):233-42. doi: 10.1007/s13244-015-0445-6. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee and Content Developers

2020-2022
Darryl Wells, M.D., Course Chair
John Gough, MS, CHP, DABMP, CLSO, CMLSO, RRPT; Director Diagnostic Physics & Radiation Safety
Brian Marshall, BSN, RN
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.

2017-2019
Darryl Wells, M.D., Course Chair
John Gough, MS
Brian Marshall, RN
Kevin Spalti, RN
Geordie Baker, CEPS
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.

Disclosure
The planning committee members and faculty have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


System Requirements

System Requirements

Contact Information
Swedish CME: 206-386-2755 or email

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CME Credit & Fees

This module is complimentary for Swedish Medical Center & Providence Health Services employees or Medical Staff.  There is a Fee of $17 for all other health care providers.

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.