Radiography & Radiation Protection

Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs (Course 2): Safe Working Practices in the Dental Clinic

Contributes1 hour to your CPD

£6.99

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Course Details:

This course will provide the dental team who do not take but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to the Compliance with Safe Working Practices in the Dental Clinic. 

It provides the following elements in compliance with Schedule 3 of IR(ME)R 2017.

Radiation Protection

  • General radiation protection
  • Use of radiation protection devices

Completion of all five courses suitable for your job role complies with IR(ME)R and IRR requirements.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide the dental team who do not take but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to hazards associated with using intra-oral x-ray units during imaging procedures and safe working procedures to limit the hazards outlined.

Meeting requirements in the IR(ME)R 2017 - Regulation 17, IRR 2017 - Regulation 15 and the 2001 Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners.  

Objectives:

 Learners will be able to: 

  • Define the types of hazards present
  • Define the hazards associated with using an intra-oral unit during dental imaging.
  • Describe the practical radiation dose reduction principles and working procedures to limit dose to staff.
  • Define the contingency plans required for reasonably foreseeable events
  • Recognise the duties placed on staff to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and those of others.

Learning Outcomes:

 The learner understands: 

  • The concepts of ionising radiation, cross infection, manual handling and electrical hazards.
  • The hazards associated with using an intra-oral unit during dental imaging.
  • The practical radiation dose reduction principles and working procedures to limit dose to staff.
  • Contingency plans are needed for reasonably foreseeable events.
  • The duties placed on staff to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and those of others.