Proposed revisions for diagnostic imaging services requirements.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; September 11, 2014.
Diagnostic imaging has been associated with risks of patient harm. This call for comments seeks insights from the field to develop new standards to guide safe use of computed tomography and other imaging services, with emphasis on enhancing staff competency and dose documentation. The deadline for submitting comments is October 24, 2014.
Inappropriate use of pharmacy bulk packages of IV contrast media increases risk of infections.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 20, 2012;17:1,3-4.
When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Adverse Events.
A Consensus Statement of the Harvard Hospitals. Burlington: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors; 2006.
Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety.
Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1401-1406.
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