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Refresher course TMS-VRS D

– Radioactive materials in dispersible form –

-Click here [1] for the Dutch version-

 

A refresher course is offered for employees of the Randwyck institutions who work in a setting that requires an education in the field of radiation protection at the level of TMS-VRS D. Participation in this program is obligatory for all employees who work autonomously with dispersible radioactive materials. This program ensures both compliance with legal requirements as well as maintaining a safe work environment.

 

 

Do you work or plan to work with (dispersible) radioactive materials within the Randwyck institutions but have not been contacted about participating in the program? Please register for this program by sending us an email [9]

 

Legal requirements

It is a legal obligation for employers to inform their employees about the risks that come with exposure to ionising radiation. Within the institutions of the complex license , this obligation is met by enrolling employees who work with radioactive sources in dispersible form (VRS) in the course  TMS-VRS D (Radiation Protection Officer– dispersible radioactive materials level D).

 

Employers also need to ensure that their employees’ knowledge on the subject stays up to date. For this purpose, a refresher course has been installed for those that use radioactive sources in spreadable form. Participation in this program is obligatory for performing experiments with radioactive sources autonomously as well as being granted entrance to the department of Radio Nuclides Laboratories (RNL).

 

Educational purposes

For the refresher course on radiation protection, the following educational purposes have been determined:

 

Program 2020-2021

The official language during the program is English; this may be deviated from during practical assignments if the composition of the group justifies this: in that case, the assignment may be presented in Dutch.

 

For 2020-2021, the program is as follows:

DateTimeLocationSubjectTeacher
January 21, 202009:00-11:30UNS50 K0.480 (Coen Hemkerzaal)Informational lecture Risk communicationCindy Gielkes, GGD Zuid-Limburg
March 10, 202009:00-11:30UNS60 M4.04Practical assignmentSBE Randwyck
March 12, 202009:00-11:30UNS60 M4.04Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
April 7, 2020POSTPONEDPractical assignmentSBE Randwyck
April 16, 2020POSTPONEDTheoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
May 12, 2020POSTPONEDPractical assignmentSBE Randwyck
June 2, 2020POSTPONEDTheoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
June 9, 2020POSTPONEDInformational lecture Fundamental oncological researchJan Theys, Radotherapy UM
June 16, 2020POSTPONEDPractical assignmentSBE Randwyck
September 10, 202009:00-11:30T.b.d.Practical assignmentSBE Randwyck
September 15, 202009:00-11:30UNS50 H1.351aTheoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
October 6, 202013:00-15:30UNS50 H1.351aPractical assignmentSBE Randwyck
November 17, 202009:00-11:30T.b.d.Informational lecture Medical imagingUlrich Lalji, Radiology MUMC+
November 19, 202009:00-11:30UNS50 H1.351aPractical assignmentSBE Randwyck
December 3, 202009:00-11:30UNS50 H1.351aTheoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
December 7, 2020 (new)13:00-15:30T.b.d.Practical assignmentSBE Randwyck
January 12, 202109:00-11:30T.b.d.Informative lecture Tailor-made radiolabeled peptides and proteins for targeting of cardiovascular diseases and cancerIngrid Dijkgraaf, Biochemistry UM
January 14, 2021 (new)09:00-11:30T.b.d.Practical assignmentSBE Randwyck
January 21, 2021 (new)09:00-11:30T.b.d.Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional eventsSBE Randwyck
May 27, 202109:00-11:30T.b.d.Informational lecture Research in Nuclear MedicineTineke van de Weijer, Radiology MUMC+
November 18, 202109:00-11:30T.b.d.Interactive lecture Awareness in radiation protectionSBE Randwyck

Dates for practical assignments and theoretical lectures in 2021 will be anounced in 2020.

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Minimum requirements for participation

For the 2020-2021 program, it is expected that one participates in the practical assignment, the theoretical lecture and 3 informational lectures. This represents a time investment of 10 hours over a period of two years.

 

Meeting the minimum requirement for participation is a condition for maintaining access to the RNL department and/or autonomously working with radioactive sources in dispersible form .

 

Registration

To participate in any component of the program, you must register beforehand. This can be done through our e-mail account [9].

Attention please! For both the practical assignment and the theoretical lecture/tutorial ‘Risk analysis of frequently used techniques’ there is a limited number of participants per session.

 

 

What to do if the minimum requirements for participation are not met

Employees who have not met or threaten not to met the minimum requirements for participation in the 2020-2021 edition of the refresher course, but want to keep their access to the RNL department and/or want to work autonomously with radioactive sources in dispersible form, must participate in the remaining part of the refresher course in 2021 and need to take part in the (multiple-choice) examination of the regular TMS-VRS D course. The result of this exam should be positive (>60%). Only in this way the level of knowledge about radiation protection is demonstrable to the required TMS-VRS D. Employees in question are personally informed about the components they are short of.

 

Procedure

Regulations refresher course TMS-VRS D
Procedure refresher course TMS-VRS D [11]