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The Requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 [IRR17] / the Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 [IRR(NI)17]  & the Role of Radiation Protection Supervisor.

Course Details

This course aims to provide training to members of the dental team to a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) standard to meet the requirements of regulation 18 of IRR17 / IRR(NI)17, provide adequate information, instruction and training to meet the requirements of regulation 15 of IRR17 / IRR(NI)17.

Training Aim

The aim of this course is to understand what anaphylaxis is and be able to conduct good patient care before and after anaphylaxis within the dental practice.

Training Objectives

  • Improved knowledge of the nature and properties of Ionising radiations, especially with respect to the use of x-rays in dental community
  • Understand the quantities and units relevant to radiation protection
  • Recognises the hazards associated with, and the health effects from, the use of x-rays
  • Understand dose limitation
  • Understand the requirements of IRR17 / IRR(NI)17 including the importance of keeping radiation doses as low as reasonably practicable; risk assessment; training requirements; local rules; the role of the RPS; x-ray equipment testing regimes, etc
  • Understand the quality assurance required by IRR17 / IRR(NI)17.


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