As of this week, since its publication in December, 2018 over 800 people have taken our free Fluoroscopic Dose Optimization: Tools and Techniques for Pediatric and Adult Patients course and received their certificate of completion. This course is designed to meet The Joint Commission’s annual education training requirements for fluoroscopy users. If you or your staff took advantage of this, thanks, and I hope you found it useful.
If you found our Fluoroscopy training course useful, you may want to take a look at our Joint Commission-compliant CT Dose Incident identification program – DoseID – a program designed to meet The Joint Commission’s requirement to identify dose incidents.
- Is your department struggling to understand or meet the Joint Commission’s requirement PI.02.01.01 which requires facilities to
- Establish expected dose ranges for every CT exam;
- Identify studies that exceeded the upper threshold;
- Review and analyze CT dose incidents – incidents when the actual total dose exceeded your facility’s dose threshold for that exam; and then,
- Compare your dose incidents to an external benchmark?
- Did your facility purchase an expensive third-party platform only to discover it is too complex and difficult to use, often to the point it goes unused?
- If your facility purchased a third-party platform, did it have to hire dedicated staff just to use it, or are you struggling to keep staff trained on how to use it?
- Is your department still trying to meet this requirement on your own, but finding it difficult and time consuming?
- Are your department managers and/or staff frustrated?
- Is your facility spending more than $4,000 per year?
- Would you like a less expensive solution that actually provides you with actionable information your staff can use?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions take a look at Dose Registry Support Service’s DoseID program. We provide a yearly service at a cost less than many facilities spend in 1 to 3 months on other solutions, and we do most of the work for you. No hardware or software to purchase; no up front costs; and, no long-term commitments.
Our DoseID program is one of the most cost-effective and user-friendly CT dose optimization programs available designed to meet the Joint Commission’s dose incident identification requirements.
We are able to do this because we leverage your participation in the ACR’s Dose Index Registry. The DIR is a powerful tool, yet many facilities fail to grasp its utility or take advantage of it. We help you leverage your participation in it to optimize your doses and meet TJC’s requirements, and do so at a fraction of the cost of other programs.
Don’t misunderstand – the other third-party platforms are wonderful products, particularly for health systems with large budgets and the staff to use them. We would never discourage any facility from purchasing one if they have the resources to do so. However, that is not the world many small to mid-sized community hospitals find themselves in today. We designed our product to meet the needs of facilities that want an effective program, but one which is also affordable and easy to implement and understand. If this describes your facility, we may just be the solution you need.
Our service requires no up-front costs, no hardware or software to buy, and there are no annual maintenance or support fees to pay. Because this is a service, we do the work for you and work directly with staff to identify dose reduction opportunities. Simple, but very effective. Our customers will tell you exactly how well this is working for them.
Michael Bohl, Founder & CEO
Dose Registry Support Services
Bohl Radiologic Technologist Scholarship Fund
Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
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