American Hospital in Dubai hosts IAEA seminar

The American Hospital Dubai (AHD) hosted a seminar on QUANUM Pre-Audit, in coordination with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), from 26 to 28 May 2013, in Dubai, UAE.
It is the first time that the UAE makes use of this IAEA service for its healthcare system.

‘Quality Management Audit in Nuclear Medicine Practices (QUANUM)’ was established by the Technical Cooperation Department of the IAEA, piloted and tested in the nuclear medicine field of several Member States.
QUANUM audits in nuclear medicine departments enable nuclear medicine facilities to assess the level of patient care they provide. They offer an evaluation process through which the nuclear medicine department (and afterwards an external audit team) review and evaluate quality in all elements, including staff, equipment and procedures, patient protection and safety, as well as the overall performance of the department.
The aim of the seminar was to train the medical personnel of the American Hospital Dubai in order for it to use the new tool (QUANUM) and to audit quality in nuclear medicine established in the hospital.
Based on these seminars, the UAE would consider the application of a similar concept to be integrated into other hospitals throughout the country.
Through its active participation in the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme, the UAE receives technical expertise to achieve its national development priorities in the following thematic areas: human health, agriculture productivity and food security, water resource management, environmental protection, physics and chemical applications, sustainable energy development, and the cross-cutting thematic area of safety and security.
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