Webinar: ECRI Institute Discusses CT Radiation Dose Safety Collaborative

April 25, 2012 | Risk Management News

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An April 19 webinar, Unseen Exposures: CT Radiation Dose Safety—Right Scan, Right Dose, Right Now!, sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) featured ECRI Institute speakers describing an ongoing Computed Tomography (CT) Radiation Dose Safety collaborative in southeastern Pennsylvania. The collaborative, sponsored by the Health Care Improvement Foundation’s Partnership for Patient Care (PPC), engages hospitals and imaging centers in Philadelphia and surrounding counties in a 12-month project aimed at strengthening patient safety specific to CT imaging. The webinar was moderated by Vivian Miller, CPHRM, DFASHRM, senior risk management specialist, ASHRM, and facilitated by Patricia Neumann, RN, M.S., senior patient safety analyst/consultant, ECRI Institute. Jason Launders, senior project officer, ECRI Institute, presented an update on the PPC radiation initiative, and questions were taken by Roger Kessler, A.S., RRT, assistant PACS administrator, Grand View Hospital, and Michael A. Ward, B.S., RT(R) (CT), PACS administrator, the Chester County Hospital (both Grand View and Chester County are participants in the collaborative).

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