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Journal Article > Commentary
Gilk T, Kanal E. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015;42:566-571.
Although rare, adverse events still occur during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These incidents can be prevented through increased attention to the design of the environment in which scanners are used. This commentary describes the benefits to engaging frontline personnel in site planning to enhance MRI safety.
Journal Article > Study
Standardized patient identification and specimen labeling: a retrospective analysis on improving patient safety.
Kim JK, Dotson B, Thomas S, Nelson KC. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68:53-56.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 12, 2006;11:1-2.
This article describes problems involving the keys on infusion pumps and includes recommendations to help prevent errors when programming infusion pumps.
McNeil DG Jr. New York Times. August 19, 2005;National Desk section:1.
This front page article in The New York Times reviews flying object incidents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. A number of dramatic cases are described (including several that were fatal), as are some of the challenges, both technological and procedural, in preventing this safety hazard.