Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Radiology Contrast Concerns: Reports of Extravasation and Allergic Reactions
Contrast media is used as an advanced imaging technique to improve diagnosis, and is generally safe and effective. However, knowledge of adverse reactions, prevention, preparation, and adequate response when a reaction occurs are essential to providing safe care to patients undergoing contrast-related studies.
Saves, System Improvements, and Safety-II
This recurring feature highlights successes of healthcare workers in keeping patients safe; this report provides an important example of reinforcing correct actions.