Radiation Protection for Medical Practitioners

Date: 25 April 2019 Location: Sidra Medicine

CME points: This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category 1 as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners- Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD) and is approved for a maximum of 7.5 hours for Category 1.

About the event: 8-hour full day, classroom based, instructor-led course. Reinforces the healthcare professionals understanding of the need for radiological safety through safe work practices when working around equipment that generates X-rays, and also around radioactive sources used for diagnostic imaging and therapy. Optimization of patient-based radiation exposure for all imaging modalities is also reinforced. The activity is high-quality teaching that is essential in educating the healthcare workers to understanding different radiation imaging modalities used in diagnostic imaging, and will enable them to minimize both their own exposure to radiation, as well as that of their patients. Learners will also have an awareness of their responsibilities in order to achieve compliance under the radiation regulations of Qatar.

Target Audience: Medical practitioners requiring a radiation workers license as per the requirements of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to operate ionizing radiation equipment or work with radiation.

Overall Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the main sources of ionizing radiation and its risks
  • List the framework and principles of ionizing radiation safety for staff, general public and patients
  • Define work practices and techniques that limit occupational exposure and optimize patient exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Explain responsibilities as per the radiation safety requirements of the State of Qatar and ability to work safely within these requirements.

Contact Info: Jasna Palliparambil, jpalliparambil@sidra.org