CURE Institute of Health Physics
PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- Does your staff spend valuable time maintaining dosimetry badges and records?
- Are you using good radiation safety procedures in compliance with the ALARA principle (radiation dose is As Low As Reasonably Achievable)?
- Do you have documentation of radiation safety training to help reduce liability for unwarranted radiation injury claims?
Radiation Dosimetry Program Management is a turnkey service. The goal of the service is to free up clinical staff to provide medical care. With this service the CURE Institute of Health Physics administers the radiation safety and badging program at your facility. You save time and money by utilizing a professional with technical credentials and substantial experience to manage your program efficiently and resolve radiation safety issues expeditiously. The CURE Institute of Health Physics offers staff with technical credentials in radiation safety and substantial experience with dosimetry service providers.
The following sections detail a cost-effective service for getting your radiation monitoring program on track and maintaining it. The Badge Program Review is done once at the beginning of the service. The ongoing monthly services are detailed in the Monthly Radiation Safety and Badge Program Services.
Badge Program Review
- Review of existing badge program at your facility
- Evaluate current dosimetry service pricing
- Assess regulatory compliance
- Review placement, wearing, storage, and return procedures for personnel dosimeters
- Confirm that personnel radiation dose records are up to date
- Training presentation to staff on the use of radiation badges and radiation safety
- Report of findings and recommendations
Monthly Radiation Safety and Badge Program Services
- Monthly visit (for up to one hour) at your facility
- Review badge program
- Distribute new badges
- Collect used badges for processing
- Prepare shipment to processor
- Interface with your dosimetry service provider to insure proper account maintenance, including addition and deletion of badge wearers, timely receipt of new badges, timely return of used badges, procurement of special badges (e.g., fetal badges, extremity badges, area monitors) and resolution of technical questions
- Insure that dosimetry records for each employee are current
- Review, maintain and interpret radiation dose reports
- Advise staff about how to reduce radiation doses, when necessary
- Advise on use of electronic dosimeters, when applicable
- Investigate and document unusual radiation doses
- Train and orient new staff on correct use of dosimeters
- Provide technical advice on radiation related questions
- Provide monthly report of activities and recommendations
For more information, contact:
Richard A. Oswald, Ph.D.
Director, CURE Institute of Health Physics
7643 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA 22153 USA
Tel: 949 212 7636 Fax: 703 451 0922
CURE main office: 877 987 CURE (2873)