Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

E-training: Radiation Safety

Sometimes we have mandated trainings at work which don't effect me, but which are interesting all the same  On of those is radiation safety.  There are three places where radiation is used in a hospital setting: x-ray, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology.  Alona is the concept of exposure to radiation "As low as reasonably achievable."  A way of measuring radiation exposure is with a Posimeter.  Staff who may be in radiation areas wear these.  A pregnant woman would wear two, one over her belly and one outside her gown.  Limiting exposure of pregnant women is important but does not require a pregnant woman to not perform her job if precautions are taken.   Risk from radiation goes down over time.  Risks include inhalation, puncture, ingestion (don't eat when radiation is present) and absorption (don't apply make up in radiation areas.

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