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Training

Nursing Personnel Caring for Iodine-131 or Brachytherapy Patients

Initial training will be conducted with all new personnel upon employment who will provide nursing care to patients receiving radiopharmaceutical therapy or brachytherapy.  The training will cover:

  • Regulatory requirements for inpatient radiation therapy
  • Basic principles of radiation protection
  • Health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Applicable radiation safety policies and procedures

Please contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule training for new employees.

Refresher training will be provided to each department on an annual basis and will cover selected topics. This training will be scheduled directly with the department by a health physicist.