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1.8 - Radiation Protection and Safety

Make it your personal responsibility to practice all appropriate radiation protection procedures for yourself, for other members of the health care team and for the patient.  This includes utilizing personal radiation dosimeters; observing rules such as closing doors during radiographic examinations; specific procedures of collimation; and utilization of equipment safety devices; protective shielding and clothing; safety precautions with respect to radioactive materials; portable radiography; measures for protection of nonmedical assisting personnel and all other specific radiation protection measures indicated for procedures in the various specialties.

In addition to radiation protection procedures, observation of all appropriate general safety, fire regulations and institutional regulations in effect for medical asepsis should be considered part of your personal responsibility in delivering safe, competent patient care.  Make it your responsibility to know, understand and practice the principle of ALARA and other required regulations.

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