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Poster Title: 'Danger Danger High Dosage!': An Audit addressing Radiation Awareness of ‘Newly’ Qualified Junior Doctors
Submitted on 23 Sep 2019
Author(s): Shreena Umit Patel
Affiliations: Barnet General Hospital
This poster was presented at BIR Annual Congress 2019
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Abstract:
PURPOSE
The standard is 100% of newly qualified doctors must demonstrate awareness of IR(ME)R guidelines and radiation dosage. Effectiveness of case-based teaching to achieve the standard.

METHOD
In a UK teaching hospital, newly-qualified doctors were surveyed using a 11-multiple choice questionnaire to obtain discrete data evaluating awareness of IR(ME)R and radiation doses for investigations. Additionally, confidence on knowledge and consenting for scans was assessed using a 5-point scale (1= not confident; 5= confident). Subsequently, a 2-hour interactive case-based radiology teaching addressing the afore topics with common clinical scenarios was provided for the cohort. The cohort were re-audited to assess if the standard set was achieved.

RESULTS
13 newly qualified doctors participated in the closed loop audit and a paired T-test was used to assess the results. The mean assessment score during the baseline survey was 4.85 and following the teaching 9.54. This achieved a statistically significant improvement of 4.69 or 42.63% (p <0.05 95% CI 3.38 to 6.01) for radiation dose knowledge and IR(ME)R awareness.
Confidence in obtaining consent for imaging improved 1.23 or 24.6% (p=0.0002 95% CI 0.67 to 1.79). Confidence in knowledge of radiation doses and law improved 1.77 or 35% (p<0.0001 95% CI 1.21 to 2.33).

CONCLUSION
The audit demonstrated a poor baseline understanding of radiation awareness amongst ‘new’ doctors, which puts into question appropriate informed consent of patients. This is an arduous topic to teach, yet an interactive case-based method improved knowledge. Integrating this topic into the curriculum aims to support appropriate justification of radiological imaging.
Summary: INTRODUCTION
IR(ME)R guidelines state referrers must provide appropriate medical data to the practitioner, alongside having an awareness of intended benefits and harm from radiation exposure (1). An audit was devised to promote compliance with IR (ME)R guidelines for newly qualified junior doctors (referrers) and enhance radiation dosage knowledge for common imaging modalities through a case-based interactive radiology programme.
References:
REFERENCES
1. GOV.UK. The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 [Internet]. Feb 6, 2018 p. 24. Available from: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1322/pdfs/uksi_20171322_en.pdf
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