Basic radiation protection training for nurses and paramedical personnel: Belgian experience and future perspectives.

Tom Clarijs, Michèle Coeck, Lodewijk Van bladel, An Fremout

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    When using ionising radiation for medical diagnosis or treatment of patients, understanding of relevant radiation protection principles and issues is necessary. In Belgium, nurses and paramedical personnel are required to acquire knowledge for protecting the patient against the detrimental effects of ionising radiation by means of a vocational training course. The experience with, and challenges for this training course are presented here from a lecturer's point of view, together with a proposal for a future approach which harmonises the training content, its level and quality, according to European recommended standards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)506-509
    Number of pages4
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number1-4
    StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine - Roentgen Foundation Bulgaria, Varna
    Duration: 30 May 20142 Jun 2014

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