This video reviews the clinical applications and potential adverse effects of ionizing radiation. Guidelines for radiation safety are provided. The use of radiation monitoring devices, documentation, policies and procedures and radiation education are discussed.
The content will increase the perioperative nurse's awareness of how to reduce the risk of occupational radiation exposure to patients and personnel in the practice setting.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- List common clinical applications of ionizing radiation
- Describe the potential adverse effects of ionizing radiation
- Identify steps to limit exposure to ionizing radiation