Radiography & Radiation Protection

Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs (Course 3): Statutory Requirements, Non-Statutory Guidance & Special Attention Areas

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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 Statutory Requirements, Non-Statutory Guidance and Special Attention Areas.  

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

Statutory Requirements and Non-Statutory Regulations

  • Regulations
  • Non-statutory Guidance
  • Local Procedures and Protocols
  • Individual responsibilities relating to exposures
  • Responsibility for radiation safety

Special Attention Areas 

  • Pregnancy 
  • Infants and Children
  • Carers and Comforters

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 radiation legislation and practical legal requirements, duties and responsibilities with reference to the current legislation and considerations for women, pregnancy and children in dental imaging.

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 main legal duties and responsibilities identified in IRR17 and IR(ME)R 2017.
  • Explain the key requirements of local rules, contingency arrangements and the designation of controlled areas.
  • Define dose limits and their practical significance in a dental practice.
  • Describe dose constraints and considerations associated with carers and comforters, pregnancy (staff and patient) and children in dental imaging.
  • Outline the training requirements for staff.
  • Outline the risk assessments process.
  • Recognise when accidents and incidents need to be reported.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands: 

  • The main legal duties and responsibilities identified in IRR 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017.
  • The key requirements of local rules, contingency arrangements and the designation of controlled areas.
  • Dose limits and their practical significance in a dental practice.
  • Dose constraints and considerations associated with carers and comforters, pregnancy (staff and patient) and children in dental imaging.
  • The training requirements for staff.
  • The risk assessments process.
  • When accidents and incidents need to be reported.