:: Volume 20, Issue 4 (11-2018) ::
J Mil Med 2018, 20(4): 348-353 Back to browse issues page
Nurses’ Competencies in Radiologic Incidents: Mini Review
Mahdiye Nejadshafiee *, Ali Rahmani, Mahmood Nekoeimoghadam
Faculty of Management, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , nejadshafiee.mahdiye@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Nurses are one of the frontline workers after disasters, particularly after radiologic incidents. Despite their importance, little is known about the nurse’s competencies in facing these events. This mini-review was aimed to determine competency of nurses in radiologic incidents.
Methods: This mini-review was conducted using scientific electronic databases and library resources such as Scopus, PubMed, Magiran, SID, IranMedex using the keywords competency, nurses, and radiologic incidents to identify published papers from 1990 to 2017. Total of 991 papers were identified, of which 14 of them were considered relevant and were included in this study.
Results: Studies have shown that nurses' competencies in radiation incidents has variation. The most important of these competencies are on factors including the use of protective equipment and measures for the removal of pollution, triage, management of vulnerable groups, care of trauma, and psychological support.
Conclusion: Nurses have varying abilities in different factors in disasters. Therefore, it is necessary to implement care and treatment plans to equip nurses with useful knowledge regarding radiation accidents.
Keywords: Competency, Nurses, Radiologic Incidents.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2018/01/6 | Accepted: 2018/09/24 | Published: 2019/01/5

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