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ID (ISN) del documento109042
Número CIS 09-183
ISSN - Título de la serie 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Teschke K., Chow Y., Chung J., Ratner P., Spinelli J., Le N., Ward H.
Título Estimating nurses' exposures to ionizing radiation: The elusive gold standard
Información bibliográfica Feb. 2008, Vol.5, No.2, p.75-84. Illus. 26 ref.
Acceso Internet 09-0183.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) radiación ionizante; personal de enfermería; valoración de la exposición; Colombia Británica
Descriptores (secundarios) Canadá; estudio de cohorte; fiabilidad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaCanadá
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Radiaciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Ionizing radiation
Exposure evaluation