Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training
Continuing education for radiation safety specialists in hospitals and other medical facilities
Personnel responsible for radiation safety activities in medical institutions are faced with numerous administrative and technical issues. New technologies are continuously being developed, often with unique radiation safety techniques associated with them. New research projects and clinical trials at medical institutions require the Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) to continuously evaluate new protocols, requiring a sound foundation in radiation safety. In order to meet the need within the medical community, ORAU conducts a training course—Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training.
The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Diplomates can claim Certification Maintenance credit for this event. See ABIH Maintain Certification for more information.
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This Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training has been designed similar to the instructor-led course. There will be sessions that are attended by MRSO and RSO participants. There will be sessions that focus specifically on MRSO requirements and responsibilities as well as laboratory demonstrations. The course will be a mixture of live webinar instruction and previously recorded webcasts. Twelve lectures will be presented live and 15 previously recorded lectures will be available to view independently. See the schedule below for more details.
Participants will have six days in-between the four days of live instruction to complete the webcasts as time allows. A question and answer session is scheduled in the middle of the course via a live webinar to allow participants to ask questions and discuss difficult concepts with the course instructors. In order to complete the course, you will be required to pass an exam. A passing score is 70 out of 100. You will have three attempts to successfully complete the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, a course certificate of completion will be provided.
This course introduces participants to current issues and technologies in the medical applications of radiation. The issues and technologies are discussed in the context of improving and developing an institution’s radiation safety program.
Who should attend
This course is designed for individuals who presently have or anticipate having the responsibility for RSO activities at medical institutions. Participants should be familiar with the basics of health physics and radiation safety. Individuals new to the field are advised to attend either the Introduction to Radiation Safety course or Applied Health Physics course as a prerequisite.
$1,995 - The instructional material will be provided in an electronic format via the ORAU PTP Learning Management System (LMS).
Registration Terms and Course Schedule
Please read the following carefully and in its entirety. You must accept these terms and conditions in order to be successfully enrolled in the online course. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are legally obligated to act in accordance with this agreement.
Restricted Materials Use Agreement
By registering for this course offered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), I understand that I will be provided with ORAU PTP course materials developed by ORAU. In exchange for receiving these materials, I agree and understand that the ORAU PTP course materials (both electronic and hardcopy) are provided for use by the registered participant only. Duplication and/or distribution of the course materials, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of ORAU. The participant may retain and use the course materials for personal reference in perpetuity. Publications and other copyrighted materials provided during the course may be subject to additional restrictions as noted within these documents.
Cancellations and Refunds
Once access to the course material (LMS) has been granted, no refunds or cancellations will be accepted.
Links to Third Party Websites
PTP's Online Training may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by other organizations. Any link to third-party websites is not an endorsement of said websites and ORAU is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.
Sessions that contain webinars will be recorded.
Monday, Nov. 29
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions 10:00 AM Radiation Interactions and Radiobiology Review 11:00 AM Dosimetry Program Requirements Break 1:30 PM Introduction to Radiation Math for RSOs Tuesday, Nov. 30
9:00 AM Survey Instruments 10:00 AM Responsibilities of the RSO 11:00 AM Security of Radioactive Material Break 1:30 PM Inventory Control and Records 2:30 PM Overview of Radioactive Materials Licensing Requirements Wednesday-Friday,
Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare Current Nuclear Medicine Practice: Potential for Contamination and Exposure Instrumentation Quality Control Lab Demo: Survey Instruments and Dose Calibrator Dealing with the Radioactive Patient Patient Protection During Fluroscopic Procedures Clinical Medical Accelerators Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine Monday, Dec. 6
10:00 AM Webcast Q&A Session Monday-Wednesday,
Overview of Brachytheraphy Physics RSO's Response to Deliberate Misuse of Radioactive Materials Ethics of Radiation Protection in Human Subject Research and Practice Radioisotopes and Radiation Safety in Biomedical Research Demo/Lab: Sealed Source Leak Testing (ST-200)/Shipping & Receiving RAM Packages Medical Radiation Regulations/Part 35 Compliance with Other Regulatory Agencies Thursday, Dec. 9
9:00 AM Internal Dosimetry for the RSO 11:00 AM Treatment for Internal Contamination Break 1:30 PM Challenges for the Health Physicist during Medical Management of Accidents Friday, Dec. 10
9:00 AM Internal Dosimetry for the RSO 10:00 AM Treatment for Internal Contamination 11:00 AM Exam 12:00 PM Critiques and Adjourn