International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part K (2017)
Awareness of radiation safety among Health Care Professionals
Dr. Sasmita Parida
Radiological evaluation is an important diagnostic aid in various branches of medicine. But it exposes both the patients and the health professionals to the ionizing radiation which have adverse effects on the subjects. Optimum knowledge of the healthcare professionals regarding the radiation safety will ensure safety of both the health care professionals and the patients. AIM:
The aim of this study was to assess awareness of radiation protection measures among various health care professionals.
Material/Methods: The study consisted of a questionnaire survey which consisted of seven multiple choice questions regarding the knowledge of the health care professionals regarding the safety measures against radiation exposure and dose level of various protocols. The questionnaires were circulated among 200 healthcare professionals working in various medical colleges including doctors, radiology technician and medical interns.
Results: The result showed that only 87% of doctors, 64% of radiographers and 43% of students were aware about the protective measures during the radiation exposure. Regarding the dose of radiation of various procedure doctors with 5-10 years’ experience gave maximum correct answers whereas medical interns had least knowledge regarding it.
Conclusions: Care should be taken to educate health care professionals in regular intervals to eliminate the risk of radiation exposure.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sasmita Parida. Awareness of radiation safety among Health Care Professionals. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 710-712.