How to protect orthopedic practice staff from radiation: 5 AAOE notes Featured

Written by  Adam Schrag | Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:45
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The American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives highlighted how to protect orthopedic practice staff from radiation in the course of their employment.

Here are five things to know:


1. Orthopedic practices utilize digital imaging systems now more than ever.


2. Four important elements practitioners should be aware of include:


  • Radiation safety training
  • Personnel monitoring
  • Quality control
  • Radiation protection programs


3. Clinical staff must receive adequate training to protect themselves from radiation.


4. AAOE recommends practices establish an x-ray machine quality control program and emphasize the need for training, personnel monitoring program and quality control through a Radiation Protection Program.


5. RPP and other required safety program elements may be outsourced to organizations with on-staff medical physicists ready to establish and assist in radiation safety activities.


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