Attitude and Knowledge of Doctors and Nurses About Sending Patient to Ionized Test

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155835
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Presentation
Title:
Attitude and Knowledge of Doctors and Nurses About Sending Patient to Ionized Test
Abstract:
Attitude and Knowledge of Doctors and Nurses About Sending Patient to Ionized Test
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Granat, Pnina, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Assaf Harofe Medical Center
Title:head nures of radiology department
Co-Authors:Miri Berger, MA; Dina Silner, MA; Michal Rassin, PhD
Objective: Over exposure to ionized radiation can cause instant or cumulative damage. Although doctors and nurses widely send patients to these imagining tests, their knowledge and their attitude to the potential dangers are little known. The purpose of this study was to exam these subjects. Design: The research was a descriptive one, and took place in natural setting. Methods: On the base of relevant literature a questionnaire was constructed. 108 participants: 56 doctors and 52 nurses completed the questionnaire. The study took place during May- August 2003 in a big medical center. Results: More then 70% of the doctors reported that to complete their diagnosis they always sent patients for ionized test. Most of the doctors and nurses indicated that they knew that these tests could cause cancer and genetic changes. More then 80% of the medical staff did not knew or significantly under evaluated the quantity of environmental radiation that was equal to a X- ray test or CT scan. Furthermore, 30% of the respondents noted that they did not protect sensitive organs of the Patient body during radiation procedures. As for the doctors and nurses in the invasive unit, they did not follow precise instructions in self-protection from exposure to radiation whilst working. Conclusion: Doctors and nurses were lacking in relevant knowledge of the quantity radiation exposure to the patients and themselves, during the X- ray and the CT scan. The relevant Knowledge must be applied to avoid the dangers from radiation exposure. Implication: 1) A follow up of quantity exposures to X- ray and CT scan radiation for all patients. 2) To promote the doctors and nurses knowledge about radiation and the instructions in self-protection from exposure to radiation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAttitude and Knowledge of Doctors and Nurses About Sending Patient to Ionized Testen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155835-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Attitude and Knowledge of Doctors and Nurses About Sending Patient to Ionized Test</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Granat, Pnina, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Assaf Harofe Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">head nures of radiology department</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rassinm@012.net.il</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Miri Berger, MA; Dina Silner, MA; Michal Rassin, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Over exposure to ionized radiation can cause instant or cumulative damage. Although doctors and nurses widely send patients to these imagining tests, their knowledge and their attitude to the potential dangers are little known. The purpose of this study was to exam these subjects. Design: The research was a descriptive one, and took place in natural setting. Methods: On the base of relevant literature a questionnaire was constructed. 108 participants: 56 doctors and 52 nurses completed the questionnaire. The study took place during May- August 2003 in a big medical center. Results: More then 70% of the doctors reported that to complete their diagnosis they always sent patients for ionized test. Most of the doctors and nurses indicated that they knew that these tests could cause cancer and genetic changes. More then 80% of the medical staff did not knew or significantly under evaluated the quantity of environmental radiation that was equal to a X- ray test or CT scan. Furthermore, 30% of the respondents noted that they did not protect sensitive organs of the Patient body during radiation procedures. As for the doctors and nurses in the invasive unit, they did not follow precise instructions in self-protection from exposure to radiation whilst working. Conclusion: Doctors and nurses were lacking in relevant knowledge of the quantity radiation exposure to the patients and themselves, during the X- ray and the CT scan. The relevant Knowledge must be applied to avoid the dangers from radiation exposure. Implication: 1) A follow up of quantity exposures to X- ray and CT scan radiation for all patients. 2) To promote the doctors and nurses knowledge about radiation and the instructions in self-protection from exposure to radiation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:13:11Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:13:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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