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There are potential safety and accident risks in the MRI environment not only for patients but for healthcare staff. Changing safety recommendations and guidelines, new medical devices, and increasing field strengths have made it difficult to update training material properly. Is your staff aware of your MRI safety policy and procedure and does it reflect the current evidence-based literature?
During this session, we will review the revised CMS hospital CoPs on MRI along with Joint Commission MRI requirements. Our expert will lead attendees through the JC Sentinel Event Alert on preventing those accidents and injuries in the MRI, the American College of Radiology guidelines, The National Quality Forum reporting, and how to correct safety concerns to bring your MRI environment into compliance with current regulations.
|- ACR standards||- Unintentional ferromagnets||- New MRI hazards|
|- Definition of MRI||- TJC Sentinel Event Alert||- Revised radiology standards|
|- Safety triggers||- Education & ongoing traning||- TJC provision of care|
|- MRI risk issues||- TJC environment of care||- Facility design guidelines|
|- Required P & Ps||- Safety checklist for MRI suite||- Safety instructions for patients|
|- Reportable events||- Emergency preparedness||- Organizations & resources|
|- Quality control||- Annual performance evaluation||- Worst-case scenarios|
|- Screening procedures||- College of Radiology guidance|