Course 183 Healthcare: Radiation Safety

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Modules: 1
Hours: 1
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 183 Healthcare: Radiation Safety

Key Topics

  • Radiation in Healthcare
  • Non-Ionizing & Ionizing Radiation
  • Exposure Routes
  • Radiation Detection
  • Radiation Exposure and Emergencies
  • Acute Radiation Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Radiation Injury
  • Long-Term Health Effects of Radiation Exposure

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Radiation is a form of energy and can be found in many sources in a healthcare setting, including x-ray machines.
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Course Introduction

Radiation is a form of energy. It can come from unstable atoms that undergo radioactive decay, or machines can produce it. Radiation travels from its source in the form of energy waves or energized particles. There are different forms of radiation, and they have different properties and effects.

Studies have shown an increased risk for various cancers, specifically brain cancer, in healthcare workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation.

Occupational settings with ionizing radiation sources include:

  • medical and dental offices (e.g., X-rays)
  • hospitals and outpatient treatment centers, including specialty departments in:
    • radiology (e.g., medical X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans)
    • nuclear medicine
    • radiation oncology
    • interventional fluoroscopy or radiology
    • cardiac angiography

This course takes a closer look at the risks of radiation to medical and dental workers and patients and ways to decrease their risk.


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Module 1: Radiation in Healthcare

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