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Reducing Radiological Exposure in the ASC

This tool kit will provide guidance to health care personnel for reducing radiological exposure in the perioperative practice setting in ambulatory surgery centers. These guidelines for radiation safety are based on the principles of time, distance, and shielding. (Lasers, which are recognized to be non-ionizing radiation, are not within the scope of this tool kit.)

The documents in the tool kit will help you:

  • Minimize the patient's exposure to radiation
  • Protect the patient from unnecessary exposure
  • Minimize occupational exposure
  • Learn about shielding devices and radiation monitors
  • Enact policies for pregnant health care personnel

Resources

Radiation Evaluation Tool 

Radiation Safety Policy and Procedure 

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Standards & Recommended Practices

Education

News & Events

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