Addressing a radiation safety sentinel event alert: one state's experience.

James B. Temme, Thomas Lane, Frank Rutar, Ann McGowan

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The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert in August 2011 to address the radiation risks related to diagnostic medical imaging. The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS) sent a survey to Nebraska hospital radiology departments in May 2012 to solicit responses regarding radiation safety management practices. Survey results demonstrate that Nebraska hospitals perform well in many radiation safety efforts, but lack in others, as well as the need for additional research to track or compare progress. Nebraska's experience can serve as a model for other states to perform similar radiation safety management research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-16; quiz 17-18
JournalRadiology management
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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