X-Ray safety training is required annually for all individuals who operate x-ray machines and/or are routinely exposed to x-rays during work. Two different training courses are available online in the Learning Exchange.
Clinical X-Ray Safety Training
Staff Who Do NOT operate X-Ray Machines
If you are present in the room with an x-ray machine while it is on, but do not operate the machine, you will need to complete the Clinical X-Ray Safety (non-operators) Course, available in the VUMC Learning Exchange.
Staff Who Operate X-Ray Machines:
If you operate any kind of clinical x-ray machine, you must complete the Clinical X-Ray Safety (for operators) Course annually.
- VUMC staff and SON clinical faculty receive this training online through the VUMC Learning Exchange.
- VUMC School of Medicine faculty receive Clinical X-Ray Safety training online through the Faculty Orientation and Training Office learning management system.
NEW: The Joint Commission now requires training for fluoroscopy operators. If you operate fluoroscopic x-ray equipment, you must ALSO complete the the online course Radiation Safety During Fluoroscopy in the VUMC Learning Exchange. Please note that the Clinical X-Ray Safety (for operators) Course is a prerequisite for this course, and must have been completed within the last year.
More Information about Clinical Safety Training Requirements
Refer to VUMC Policy Diagnostic Imaging X-Ray Safety.