Use of root cause analysis for incident prevention in the MRI environment
Root cause analysis helped identify causal trends for the incidents and near misses. Interventions based on the root cause analyses were implemented to reduce the identified risks. The scorecard tracks how well the interventions are working.
Learning Areas:Occupational health and safety
Describe actions taken as a result of initial incidents. Describe how root cause analysis works and how it is being used to analyze incidents and near misses in the MR. Evaluate the effectivenss of root cause analysis in reducing incidents.
Keyword(s): Hospitals, Occupational Safety
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a doctorate in occupational safety and health. I am employed at Children's Hospital in Boston as Safety Coordinator working with the Radiation Safety and MR Safety Committees. This subject matter is something I am involved in intimately.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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