To appreciate the core competencies and the radiographer's role as a key element to ensure patient safety at the imaging department. 2.
To learn about the main concepts of patient safety related to the radiographer's professional responsibility and ethics outlines at the imaging department level from a public or private hospital or even at the private practice level. 3.
To discuss ways to promote patient safety and quality in imaging.
Imaging diagnostics exams increase annually.
more than3.6 billion radiologic exams with ionising radiation wereperformed in the entire world.
This number illustrates well the increasing importance of Radiology Departments all over the world,
many of them operating over their capacity. Risk management methodologies are idealized to decrease,
eliminate the errors in the healthcare standard.
Some unexpected errors can harm a patient,
or conduct to delays or suboptimal...
Assistant Professor in the Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Department of University of Algarve; Radiographer in Centro Hospitalar do Algarve - Faro,
Portugal. PhD in Patient Safety; Member of Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA),
School of Social Sciences,
Évora University; Member of Studies Center in Healthcare (CES-ESSUALG - University of Algarve); General Assembly President of Portuguese Association of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (APIMR). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org &...
Assessment of patient safety culture in Saudi Arabian hospitals.
Quality & Safety in Health Care,
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Validity and reliability of Turkish version of “Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture” and perception of patient safety in public hospitals in Turkey.
BMC health services research,
Measuring patient safety...