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The Problem with Radiation Safety Training

Posted by Gabe Viscomi

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Jul 16, 2015 3:26:38 PM

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Online_Radiation_Safety_TrainingIf you work around X-ray equipment, you've been there: radiation saftey training. It probably wasn't convenient, it probably took longer than it needed to, and you probably got reminder emails every week for two months to make sure you were at the session. As inconvenient and moderately annoying as all this was for those of you who were simply attending, we're willing to bet it was FAR more inconvenient for the administrator who had to put it all together.

Fortunately, there is a way for everyone to get the training they need to be safe and to be compliant with state and federal regulations while side-stepping all the problems of traditional radiation safety courses: Online radiation safety training.

Scheduling

In many cases, scheduling a radiation safety training session means a lot more than just choosing a time and emailing it to everyone. It can also mean working around the individual schedules of an entire team, reserving a conference room, and reserving A/V equipment.

With online training, issues related to scheduling are out of the picture. Students are able to take their course whenever their schedule allows, anywhere they have internet access, on any device. All you really need to schedule is a deadline.

Grading

For those of you with large teams, checking and grading everyone's training assessments can be one of the most time-consuming tasks in the whole process. This is especially true of someone doesn't pass and you end up having to schedule everything over again for a re-take.

The assessment for online training is available to take immediately after the course material is viewed, on the same device. The course software grades the test automatically and notifies both the student and the administrator with the final score. In the case of a re-take, the student can review the course and redo the assessment just like the first time: on their own timetable, on their own device.

Tracking

We all know it's one thing to assign a deadline and quite another to get everyone involved to do their part by that deadline. With online radiation safety training, the administrator can view a running list of which team members have completed their training and how well they performed, as well as who has yet to take the course. This makes follow-up simpler and less frustrating for students who complete their training early.

The Takeaway

Year after year, the facilities we work in take more and more aspects of the work we do online for greater efficiency and greater access- why should training be the last to go? If attending or administering your annual radiation safety training is complicated, stressful, or time-consuming, there's a better, more sustainable way to get your team the training it needs.

We're ready to help your team claim the benefits of online radiation safety training. Use the banner below to see a preview of the program or contact us to learn more.

Radiation Safety Training - Online Course & Certification

Written by Gabe Viscomi

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Topics: Medical Imaging Service Training

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