[ RadSafe ] Iodine Therapy Rooms

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Thu Jul 16 10:07:23 CDT 2009

One thing that I have seen get overlooked in iodine therapy rooms is the
sharps container.  Often the wall mounted container has a significant
field.  While the wall-mounted containers are easy to remove and store,
it might be easier to provide a small container to use just for the
iodine patient.

Epoxy floors have worked relatively well in our rad labs... (as long as
you have a competent contractor applying the epoxy)
I saw Whatman benchcoat paper mentioned, we have also used variations of
that in our lab.


Cary Renquist
cary.renquist at ezag.com

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Poston Jr,Jay
Sent: Tuesday, 14 July 2009 12:29
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Iodine Therapy Rooms

We are looking to change our process for preparing our iodine therapy
rooms.  Right now we paper the floor and the bath room with "butcher
paper" and incontinent pads.  We cover just about everything else with
plastic or incontinent pads, also.  Recently some concerns have been
raised about a tripping hazard existing due to the papered floors.
Nuclear Medicine and Nursing wants to stop papering the floors, but of
course they aren't the ones performing the decontamination and this
won't increase their work.  Any other suggestions out there on a better
approach to protecting the floors?

The room floor is linoleum and the bathroom floor is grouted tiles, so
we are also looking to remove the old flooring and to cover them with
some kind of epoxy flooring with rounded corners and coping.  Anyone
have any success (or bad experiences) with such an approach?

Finally, the thought came up to change out the ceramic sink and toilet
with stainless steel.  Anyone have any success (or bad experiences) with
such an approach?

Jay Poston

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