Regional (AFRA) Training Course on Accidents and Audits in Radiotherapy with an emphasis on Peer Review (Internal Auditing) in Medical Physics
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA
Argonne, Illinois, USA
26 - 30 November 2012
The purpose of the training course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skill in order to identify and manage risk in radiotherapy medical physics; handle the documentation, reporting and reviewing of accidents and near-incidents; develop procedures based on lessons learned; and perform regular internal peer review and auditing of their own radiotherapy medical physics practices. The training is also pertinent to regulatory body staff who have responsibilities for the control of radiation therapy medical exposure in their country.
Participants' qualifications and experience
Candidates should either be
- qualified clinical medical physicists who are working fulltime in radiation therapy medical physics services within the hospital environment. Preference will be given to participants from departments who intend to apply for a medical physics QUATRO audit
- regulators with a sound knowledge of radiation therapy medical physics who are active in regulating medical exposure arising from radiation therapy.
Nature of the course
The training course consists of lectures, discussions and practical sessions. Examples of internal and external audits of radiotherapy medical physics programs will be discussed.
The information will be available soon.
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- Accidents involving radiation.pdf
- RPC Quality Audits.pdf
- What happens and what to do when an accident happens.pdf
- safety concerns.pdf
- Process Mapping.pdf
- Quality and Safety.pdf
- Human Factors.pdf
- Intro to Safety and Quality.pdf
- Safety Culture.pdf
- Preventive Measures.pdf
- Preventive Measures-Exercise.pdf
- Quality management.pdf
- Quality Management-Exercise.pdf
- Physics QA Procedures.pdf
- 1.1 - The Radiotherapy Process.pdf
- 1.3 - Reporting of accidents and incidents.pdf
- 3.4 - Recent IAEA efforts in safety.pdf
- 3.5 - IAEA Audits and accident prevention.pdf
- Root Cause Analysis.pdf
- Statistical Process Control.pdf
- Statistical Process Control-Exercise.pdf
- Clinical Consequences of RT.pdf
The information will be available during the course.
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