Cover of Nurses Handbook Ionising Radiation Safety: A Handbook for Nurses

Nurses Handbook Ionising Radiation Safety: A Handbook for Nurses

Published Institute of Physics & Engineering In Medicine: 2002: IPEM Report Series


Produced jointly by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and the Royal College of Nursing. Ionising Radiation Safety is aimed at nurses who become involved in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using ionising radiation, in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy. It covers the nature of ionising radiation, radiation safety and common ways to reduce exposure, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the main procedures involving radiation and questions often asked by nurses and patients. It is written to be accessible and easy to read with clear use of diagrams and rapid look-up tables. It covers all the common situations that a ward nurse is likely to meet involving radiation using a minimum of jargon. “This Handbook will be a welcome addition to what is currently a very sparse selection of resources to which nurses can refer when attempting to meet their responsibilities to keep knowledgeable and up to date on issues around radiation” . Dr Beverley Malone, General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing.