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The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert 47 - Impact and Experience

R Pizzutiello

R Pizzutiello1*, (1) Upstate Medical Physics, Victor, NY

TU-C-217A-1 Tuesday 10:30:00 AM - 11:25:00 AM Room: 217A

On August 24, 2011 The Joint Commission (TJC) issued Sentinel Event Alert #47: Radiation Risks of Diagnostic Imaging. This document goes far beyond traditional state compliance and is based on sound concepts issued by FDA in 2010. It explores numerous means by which facilities can avoid patient harm from imaging procedures. TJC and state inspectors have begun to ask facilities how they have addressed these concerns.

This presentation will explore the Sentinel Event Alert #47 document, and summarize the results of Audits performed to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.

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