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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 47: Radiation risks of diagnostic imaging

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Diagnostic radiation is an effective tool that can save lives. The higher the dose of radiation delivered at any one time, however, the greater the risk for long-term damage. If a patient receives repeated doses, harm can also occur as the cumulative effect of those multiple doses over time.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Radiation Overdose, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital


Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Radiation Overdose FAQs

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Radiation Overdose as a Reviewable Sentinel Event - The Joint Commission recently added two new items to its list of events that are reviewable under its Sentinel Event Policy.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Radiation Overdose, Behavioral Health Care


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