Euro-American discussion document on entry and advanced level practice in nuclear medicine

Waterstram-Rich, K, Hogg, P ORCID:, Testanera, G and Medvedec, H 2011, 'Euro-American discussion document on entry and advanced level practice in nuclear medicine' , Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 39 (3) , pp. 240-248.

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The European Association of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Committee (EANMTC) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section (SNMTS) meet biannually to consider matters of mutual importance. These meetings are held during the SNM and EANM annual conferences. For several years, within these meetings, EANMTC and SNMTS have considered the value of having a Euro-American initiative in defining entry-level and advanced practice competencies for nuclear medicine radiographers (NMRs) and nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs). In June 2009, during the SNM annual conference in Toronto, it was agreed that a Euro-American working party would be established to consider advanced practice. It was recognized that any consideration of a definition for advanced practice would be predicated on an understanding or definition of entry-level practice. As a result, both types of practice would have to be considered. This discussion document outlines some of the background issues associated with advanced practice generally and specifically within nuclear medicine. The primary purpose of this document is to stimulate debate, on a Euro-American level, about the perceived value of advanced practice for NMRs and NMTs within nuclear medicine and to develop an internationally accepted list of entry-level competencies and scope of practice for NMRs and NMTs within nuclear medicine.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Publisher: Society of Nuclear Medicine (America)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0091-4916
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Depositing User: P Hogg
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:20

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