Simple preoperative radiation safety interventions significantly lower radiation doses during central venous line placement in children

Beatrix Hyemin Choi, Kamalou Yaya, Vinay Prabhu, Nancy Fefferman, Beverly Mitchell, Keith A Kuenzler, Howard B Ginsburg, Jason C Fisher, Sandra Tomita

Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to reduce radiation exposure during pediatric central venous line (CVL) placement by implementing a radiation safety process including a radiation safety briefing and a job-instruction model with a preradiation time-out.

Methods

Sample time-out checklist used in the study

We reviewed records of all patients under 21 who underwent CVL placement in the operating room covering 22 months before the intervention through 10 months after 2013–2016. The intervention consisted of [Read more]

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