Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
MRI Screening: What’s in Your Pocket?
Strict attention to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening to prevent ferromagnetic objects and devices from reaching the MR scanner’s magnetic field is important for safe MRI. Significant injury can occur to individuals in the MR scanner suite if a ferromagnetic object or a device with ferromagnetic components is exposed to the magnetic field and radiofrequency energy of the MRI.
From the Database: Deaths after Ambulatory Surgery
In the 10 years analyzed, the number of ASF cases increased annually, while the rate of reports involving death remained stable. ASFs may benefit from incorporating into risk reduction efforts the patterns identified as associated with higher risk, as well as the shared strategies and resources.
Safety Stories: It Takes a Village
This recurring feature highlights, in these examples, how diverse people, with different roles, each contribute to making patient care safer.
Why are Safety Stories Important?
As providers, staff and leaders seek lifelong learning and ongoing improvement, and they can find valuable lessons in understanding “what went well.”