What is the Irmer?
IRMER – Ionising Radiation Medical Exposure regulations (2000) deals with the safe and effective use of ionising radiation when exposing patients.
What legislation governs the use of ionising radiation?
Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) came into force on 1 January 2018 and replaced Regulations IRR99.
Which regulation is concerned with the use and control of ionising radiation in the workplace?
IRR17 requires employers to keep exposure to ionising radiations as low as reasonably practicable.
What are local rules radiography?
The local rules must describe procedures for using PPE and shielding, controlled area entry, use of the X-ray equipment, use of personal monitoring devices and quality assurance testing. Operators of the equipment are responsible for restricting access into the controlled area.
Who are the duty holders under Irmer?
3.4.2) Entitlement of duty holders i. The IRMER Policy lead authorises each Speciality Leader or Clinical Service Manager or senior managers acting under their authorisation, to entitle healthcare professionals within their area of responsibility to act as IRMER operators and / or practitioners.
How long is Irmer valid for?
Successful completion of this online course satisfies the requirements of the GDC and CQC (valid for 5 years).
What is the purpose of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017?
PURPOSE OF THE IONISING RADIATIONS REGULATIONS 2017 This is achieved by placing duties on employers to protect employees and other persons against ionising radiation, arising from work with radioactive substances and other sources of ionising radiation, and by placing certain duties on employees.
What is the referrers only legal responsibility under Irmer?
Referrers have the legal obligation to provide all necessary clinical information relating to the patient and the examination.
Who protects Irmer?
The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (2017) (IRMER 2017) Governs all medical and, since 2017, non-medical exposures to patients. A new requirement is that patients must be informed of the benefits and risks prior to the exposure taking place.
What is a controlled area in radiography?
A controlled area is one which has been designated by an employer to assist in controlling and restricting radiation exposures. Controlled areas will be designated because the employer has recognised the need for people entering an area to follow special procedures.
What is the role of the practitioner under Irmer in mammography?
In these cases, the referrer will also be the IRMER practitioner and, as such, should authorise the exposures and record this authorisation. Some breast screening units may have written protocols for standard views at assessment for specific abnormalities. All units must have clear local procedures for assessment.
What is an Irmer certificate?
Certificated IRMER training for healthcare professionals e-IRMER is designed for clinical staff who use X-rays, nuclear medicine or radiotherapy for the diagnosis or treatment of patients. It is relevant to doctors, nurses, radiographers and clinical technologists globally. Quality-assured learning.
What does Irmer stand for?
Ionising Radiation Medical Exposure Regulations (IRMER) Medical ionising radiation includes x-rays and nuclear scans, and treatments such as radiotherapy. It is widely used in hospitals, dentists, clinics and in medical research to help diagnose and treat conditions. Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR (ME)R)…
What is the IRMER update lecture programme?
Our popular day-long ‘IRMER update’ lecture programme delivered in a series of five easy to access on-demand lecture sessions that can be viewed at a time convenient to you between Friday 1 July 2022 until midnight on Sunday 31 July 2022.
Is there an amendment to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012?
Amendment of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 3. Amendment of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
What is Irmer Dental Radiology?
Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER) impose significant requirements for patient protection. This course will bring you up to date with the legislation concerning dental radiography and ensure you are aware of statutory responsibilities.