Education and training for the Radiation Safety Related to the Radiopharmaceutical

Janevik-Ivanovska, Emilija and Bhonsle, Uday and Zdraveska-Kocovska, Marina and Stojanovska, Zdenka and Duatti, Adriano and Zdravev, Zoran and Angeleska, Meri and Osso Junior, Joao Alberto and Venkatesh, Meera (2015) Education and training for the Radiation Safety Related to the Radiopharmaceutical. In: 11th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology; 54th Annual Autumn Meeting of the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine; 14th Annual General Meeting of Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine, 31 Oct - 04 Nov 2015, Jeju, South Korea.

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Objectives: The importance of education and training for the radiation safety related to the radiopharmaceuticals became a need in all area of production and application of radiopharmaceuticals, for clinical and research purpose. To create the educational program and training that include application of International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS) together with Good Radiopharmaceutical Practice is one of general starting point to cover all the aspect of the application of radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic, both SPECT and PET and therapeutical purpose for all practices and interventions. Methods: To establish the program of education and training for Good Radiation Safety Practice related to the usage of radiopharmaceuticals is important tool for all individuals working with radiopharmaceuticals. They have a responsibility to take all reasonable precautions to protect patients; to protect members of the general public; to protect their colleagues; and most importantly to protect themselves from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Education and suitable training that include regular and continuing education as an formal and not formal approach in: Design and construction of facilitieas of production and application of radiopharmaceuticals; Local radiation safety rules and procedures for quality control;Preparedness;Equipment; Monitoring of the personnel and environment. Results: All types of education and training in national and international level must to ensure that all radiopharmaceutical preparations and administration procedures should be carried under well-defined and controlled conditions. Good housekeeping is important and all work areas should be kept clean and tidy, all radionuclide containers must be safely stored and readily available, adequate supplies of consumables must be available within easy reach of staff performing radiopharmacy work, unnecessary visits to the radiopharmacy should be discouraged and contaminated sharp items such as needles must be safely stored behind shielding. Regular obligatory records should be kept of: Receipt and disposal of radioactive materials; All individual preparations for patient administration, including the patient’s name, radiopharmaceutical used, activity and date; Quality control testing of the radionuclide calibrator and other instruments Regular surveys (preferably weekly) of contamination must be performed. A decontamination kit should be held in or near the radiopharmacy. A sensitive radiation monitor must be available at all times in the radiopharmacy for contamination checking, not only of surfaces, but also ofhands, clothing and disposables. Conclusions: To have well trained competent staff who have the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with radioactive pharmaceutical products must be the goal of each institution involved in production and application of radiopharmaceuticals including its own quality assurance programme to ensure that the products administered to patients are of the desired quality. This requires to develop an appropriate education and training for the radiation safety related to the radiopharmaceuticals as one of the vital component in the assurance of quality of administrated radiopharmaceuticals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Emilija Janevik
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2016 16:49

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