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  1. 1. RADIOGRAPHERS AT THE FOREFRONT OF PATIENT’S SAFETY 300L RAD PRESENTATION
  2. 2. In the beginning…. There was Medicine…Blind with no eyes
  3. 3. Invention of Radiography German physicist, William Roentgen on November 8,1896 during an experiment accidentally discovered an unknown radiation he called X-rays. WILLIAM ROENTGEN, FATHER OF RADIOGRAPHY FIRST RADIOGRAPH EVER PRODUCED
  4. 4. MASSIVE ADOPTION OF X-RAYS 1920 ritter dentist radiography Patient positioned for a chest radiograph in 1900s
  5. 5. X-RAY ( The beauty and the beast) The Good part The bad part Pelvis radiograph 1922 Dr Friedrich otto walkhoff, first dental radiograph
  6. 6. PATIENT SAFETY •Patient safety is a health care discipline aims to prevent and reduce risks, errors and harm that occur to patients during provision of health care
  7. 7. How are Radiographers at the forefront of patient safety? 1. Preventing radiation- induced hereditary effect and cancer induction 2. The use of non- ionizing radiation 3. Infection prevention and control 4. Preventing Diagnostic errors
  8. 8. Preventing radiation- induced hereditary effect and cancer induction a) Justification ( assessing the request form) b) Lead Apron/ Gonad shielding A request form Lead Apron
  9. 9. Preventing radiation- induced hereditary effect and cancer induction d) ALARA PINCIPLE: ALARA is an acronym that stands for As low as Reasonably Achievable c) Collimation X-ray of the skull
  10. 10. Preventing radiation- induced hereditary effect and cancer induction • E) Optimization • Optimization entails avoiding repeat exposures as much as possible so as to prevent the patient from overexposure to radiation. • Ways optimization can be achieved include: oProper patient preparation oShort exposure time( to prevent motion blurness), etc.
  11. 11. The use of non- ionizing Radiation ULTRASOUND Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)
  12. 12. Infection prevention and control • Routine decontamination • One gown/patient and regular washing of the gowns • Proper sterilization of materials used for interventional radiography • Proper cleaning of transducers
  13. 13. Preventing Diagnostic errors • Diagnostic errors in medicine are diagnoses that are delayed, wrong or missed together. • Radiographers play a role in reducing diagnostic errors by: oUse of Digital radiography oPicture Archiving and communication system(PACS).
  14. 14. Preventing Diagnostic errors CORRECT USE OF MARKER Radiographer induced dextrocardia(wrong)
  15. 15. CONCLUSION • The role of radiographers at the forefront of patient’s safety cannot be overemphasized as we constantly evolve to make our patients and the entire world benefit from radiation with minimal or no risks.
  16. 16. Thank you

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