Radiography & Radiation Protection

Radiography for Dentists & Dental Radiographers (Course 3): Statutory Requirements, Non-Statutory Regulations & Special Attention Areas

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Course Details:

This course will provide the dental team who take x-rays and have other roles in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to the compliance with statutory requirements, non-statutory regulations 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

Isopharm recommends that you complete the full series of training courses in this subject to ensure you have the required information to support you in this area. 

Once you have completed this course please move onto Radiography for Dentists & Dental Radiographers (Course 4): Imaging Equipment & Techniques for Dental Radiography

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 take and have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to radiation legislation and practical legal requirements with 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 IRR 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017.
  • Explain the key requirements of local rules, contingency arrangements and the definition of controlled areas.
  • Define dose limits and their practical significance in a dental practice.
  • Describe dose constraints and considerations associated with women, pregnancy (staff and patient) and children in dental imaging.
  • Outline the training requirements for staff.
  • Outline the risk assessment 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 definition of controlled areas.
  • Dose limits and their practical significance in a dental practice.
  • Dose constraints and considerations associated with women, pregnancy (staff and patient) and children in dental imaging.
  • The training requirements for staff.
  • The risk assessment process.
  • When accidents and incidents need to be reported.