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Implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance (MR) environment: FDA safety communication—important safety precautions.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; January 11, 2017.
Hazards in the magnetic resonance imaging environment can result in patient harm. This announcement raises awareness of inaccuracies and disruptions that may affect the safety of patients with implantable infusion devices who undergo an MRI exam. The statement recommends that patients inform their care team and carry an implant card with information about the implanted device to prevent these problems.
Journal Article > Commentary
Practice advisory on anesthetic care for magnetic resonance imaging: a report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Anesthetic Care for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
This practice advisory summarizes the literature and expert opinion to advise practitioners on the dangers of administering anesthesia to patients receiving magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs.
Gilk T, Latino RJ. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2011;8:22-23,26-29.
Describing a case of accidental patient death in an MRI suite, this article reviews a root cause analysis of the event and notes that no regulatory efforts have been implemented to improve MRI safety in the 10 years following the incident.
Sentinel Event Alert. February 14, 2008;(38):1-3.
This alert provides risk reduction strategies and recommendations to minimize opportunities for failures associated with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Journal Article > Commentary
Gilk T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. September/October 2006;3:16-18, 20-21.
The author discusses safety risks in the MRI suite and how suite design can mitigate these risks.
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.
FDA public health notification: MRI-caused injuries in patients with implanted neurological stimulators.
Schultz DG. Rockville, MD: Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration; May 10, 2005.
In response to reports of injuries in patients with implanted neurological stimulators who underwent magnetic resonance imaging procedures, the Food and Drug Administration suggests related precautions for radiology personnel and physicians.
Cases & Commentaries
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John Gosbee, MD, MS; Laura Lin Gosbee, MASc; February 2003
An infusion pump being used for routine sedation in a child undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan flew across the room and hit the MRI magnet, narrowly missing the child.
Special or Theme Issue
Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49:A1-A8,389-552.
Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.