Basic MRI Safety Training Program To Prevent Accidents and Injuries 2014
After completing the Basic MRI Safety Training Program, you will be able to:
- Understand the importance of MRI as a diagnostic imaging modality
- Identify the hazards and dangers related to the MRI environment
- Describe the possible risks associated with MRI examinations
- Explain the reasons for the screening procedure required for an individual and patient prior to being allowed into to the MRI environment or to undergo an MRI examination
- Describe guidelines and recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries in the MRI environment
Certificate of Completion: After viewing the entire Basic MRI Safety Training Program and completing a 10-question test (with a score of 75% or greater), each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research for training documentation.
Training Requirements Addressed
- American College of Radiology: The "ACR Guidance Document for Safe MR Practices: 2007" advises training of Level 1 Personnel, defined as "those who have passed minimal safety educational efforts to ensure their own safety." The Basic MRI Safety Training Program was developed to accomplish the important task of formally training these particular MRI staff members, employees, and others.
- The Joint Commission Requirements Regarding Environment of Care: The Joint Commission's Environment of Care (EC) that went into effect in January 2009 includes key Elements of Performance (EP) essential to maintaining patient safety within the environment of care. These EP require that staff and licensed practitioners effectively describe and demonstrate methods of eliminating and minimizing physical risks and the actions to take in the event of an Environment of Care incident. Furthermore, this EP requires that the hospital or facility determine the key safety content of orientation provided to staff. The standard HR.01.05.03 requires that staff participate in ongoing education and training that is documented. The implementation of the Basic MRI Safety Training Program satisfies the Joint Commission?s requirements stated above.
The Basic MRI Safety Training Program is intended for MRI facility staff, hospital staff and administrators, anesthesiologists and other physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacy personnel, researchers and volunteer subjects, students, transportation personnel, office workers, custodial staff, security officers, police officers, firefighters, site maintenance workers, MRI service engineers, emergency team personnel, first responders, and others.
Commercial Support: This course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Metrasens.
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