IRMER , WHY?. Amanda Bath Advance Practitioner RPS. May 2014. RPS - Radiation Protection Supervisor RPA- Radiation Protection Advisor CMPE - Christies Medical Physics and Engineering. Topics. Ionising radiation and effects. Risks Legislation
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RPA- Radiation Protection Advisor
CMPE- Christies Medical Physics and
1953 Dwight D.Eisenhower “Chance for Peace”.
IAEA- International Atomic Energy Agency
WHO- World Health Organisation.
UNSCEAR- United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.
International Commission for Radiological Protection (ICRP) Independent advisory body founded in 1928 , registered charity.
Three fundamental principles of radiation protection
The employer has the responsibility for complying with the regulations but will not be able to fully discharge his responsibility without the cooperation of his employees.
As Low As Reasonably Practicable
“Every radiation employer shall…take all necessary steps to restrict as far as reasonably practicable the extent to which his employees or other persons are exposed to ionising radiation.”
Employers are required to provide written procedures and protocols to cover medical exposures for which they are responsible.
IR(ME)R 2000 is UK law andis currently enforced by the Care Quality Commission.(CQC)
4 duty holders in the administering of ionising radiation
No role is specific to any profession
An operator is any person who is entitled, in accordance with the Employer’s procedures, to carry out practical aspects of the exposure allocated to them by the employer or practitioner.
This includes identification of the patient!
Paper to electronic systems.
Film screen to full field digital mammography.