|Document ID (ISN)||109042|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Teschke K., Chow Y., Chung J., Ratner P., Spinelli J., Le N., Ward H.
||Estimating nurses' exposures to ionizing radiation: The elusive gold standard
||Feb. 2008, Vol.5, No.2, p.75-84. Illus. 26 ref.
||09-0183.pdf [in English]
||This study assessed ionizing radiation exposure in 58,125 nurses in British Columbia, Canada, in view of gathering data for use in a subsequent epidemiological study on cancer morbidity and mortality. It involved a survey of nurses in more than 100 hospitals and health care centers, together with a monitoring of the data reported to the National Dose Registry of Health Canada. Findings are discussed. The difficulty in exposure assessment likely arises because although fewer than 10% of nurses are exposed to ionizing radiation, the settings in which they are exposed vary tremendously. This means that careful hazard assessment is required to ensure that monitoring is complete where exposures are probable, without incurring the excess costs and lack of specificity of including the unexposed personnel.
||ionizing radiation; nursing personnel; exposure evaluation; British Columbia
||Canada; cohort study; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services