How to operate a university institute as a radiological emergency service?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FDAEF423A846
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
How to operate a university institute as a radiological emergency service?
Périodique
Radioprotection
Auteur(s)
Besancon A., Bochud F.
ISSN
0033-8451
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Volume
46
Numéro
3
Pages
359-371
Langue
français
Résumé
The Institute of Radiation Physics (IRA) is attached to the Department of Medical Radiology at the Vaud University Hospital Center (CHUV) in Lausanne. The Institute's main tasks are strongly linked to the medical activities of the Department: radiotherapy, radiodiagnostics, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. The Institute also works in the fields of operational radiation protection, radiation metrology and radioecology. In the case of an accident involving radioactive materials, the emergency services are able to call on the assistance of radiation protection specialists. In order to avoid having to create and maintain a specific structure, both burdensome and rarely needed, Switzerland decided to unite all existing emergency services for such events. Thus, the IRA was invited to participate in this network. The challenge is therefore to integrate a university structure, used to academic collaborations and the scientific approach, to an interventional organization accustomed to strict policies, a military-style command structure and "drilled" procedures. The IRA's solution entails mobilizing existing resources and the expertise developed through professional experience. The main asset of this solution is that it involves the participation of committed collaborators who remain in a familiar environment, and are able to use proven materials and mastered procedures, even if the atmosphere of an accident situation differs greatly from regular laboratory routines. However, this solution requires both a commitment to education and training in emergency situations, and a commitment in terms of discipline by each collaborator in order to be integrated into a response plan supervised by an operational command center.
Mots-clé
radiological emergency, emergency service, first responders, public protection,
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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10/11/2011 10:01
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