Safety in Radiology. UCSF Medical Center. Safety in Radiology. National Patient Safety Goals are important Protect our staff and our patients Safety Committee self identifies risks Prevent needle related injuries Administer medications safely Ensure quality of care in Radiology.
UCSF Medical Center
National Patient Safety Goals are important
Avoid the risk of
injury while securing
If splash with blood or body fluid should occur, wash the exposed skin with soap and water, and profusely flush exposed mucous membranes with water.
Contact the infectious disease “HOT LINE” at 719-3898
Patient history should be reviewed. Patient permission for hepatitis and HIV serostatus is necessary.
DRUG NAME, CONCENTRATON, AMOUNT(if not apparent)
All Medications, including:
U, IU, HS, QD, QOD,
MS, MS04, MGS04,
trailing zero (1.0), lack of leading zero (.1)
right patient, two identifiers
High risk medications are defined as medications that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when they are used in error.
Narcotics Neuromuscular blocking
Insulin Anticoagulants- Heparin
Chemo Conc Electrolytes
What safeguards do we have in place?
Verify the five rights.
From the policy, ”Do not leave a patient who is at risk for falling unattended on a commode or in the bathroom.”
Placing a yellow arm band on patient’s wrist
In IR procedures
For pain control
What’s the Problem?
Images misidentified and sent to PACS
One is too many!
Radiologists, fellows, residents,
RNs, technologists, Hospital Assistants,