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36% of Joint Commission accredited facilities may be at risk of being cited for non-compliance w/ TJC’s Dose Incident Identification & Review mandate

In a recent poll 36% of facility administrators indicated they are using their CT scanners’ XR-29 dose notification and alert capabilities to meet The Joint Commission’s (TJC’s) Dose Incident Identification and Review requirements.  The reality is that a majority (and likely a vast majority) of these facilities are not in compliance with TJC’s mandate.

Hint:  TJC requires the facility to establish a dose range for every scan performed at that facility and compare the total dose imparted for each scan against its expected range.

Who can tell me why this likely poses a problem?

TJC Dose Incident ID Process Poll


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Take the poll: How are facilities meeting The Joint Commission’s Dose Incident Identification Requirement?

I’m taking a poll on how facilities are meeting The Joint Commission’s requirement to identify Dose Incidents.  Those wishing to respond may do so using the web response process described below.  I will share the results in an upcoming LinkedIn post.  This poll will be live through midday, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  No identifying information is required.

Note:  This poll is for intended for facilities accredited by The Joint Commission to gauge how they are responding to this new requirement.

 Poll:  How does your facility identify studies whose total dose exceeded its expected range (Dose Incident) for review and analysis as required by The Joint Commission?

Answer choices:

A = We purchased a Third-party Dose Tracking Software solution
B = We use our scanner’s XR-29 Dose Notifications and Alert logs
C = We manually log doses at the end of each study and compare them to our  expected ranges
D = We aren’t doing anything yet
E = Other

Instructions for how to respond
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Select answer