Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:547–553 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1530-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Radiation safety awareness among medical interns: are EU guidelines being implemented? 1 1 A. M. Lee M. J. Lee Received: 11 February 2016 / Accepted: 3 November 2016 / Published online: 14 November 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Conclusion Currently, there is little formal radiation safety Background European recommendations suggest that training in Irish medical schools. Knowledge of radiation medical students should be taught radiation safety before dose and the laws governing prescribing is limited among entering clinical practice. qualifying interns. Implementation of a formal radiation Aim The aim of this study was to produce a summative safety curriculum in Irish Medical Schools would adhere to assessment of radiation protection training in medical EU guidelines and improve prescriber knowledge, patient, school in Ireland. and personal radiation safety. Materials and methods A web-based questionnaire was distributed to the 2014 intern population (n = 683) via Keywords Radiation safety Medical school Medical network intern-coordinators. The survey encompassed student Radiation protection knowledge of radiation dose in X-ray investigations, laws governing the prescribing of radiation and complications of radiation exposure to staff and patients. Introduction Results
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