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Patient Safety

Patient Safety
 
The Diagnostic Imaging program is committed to providing a safe environment for our patients. A variety of patient education materials have been made available to inform patients about risks and benefits associated with various procedures. This is also provided on patient appointment letters and in patient information pamphlets. 

For more information, refer to the brochures below:
 
Radiation Safety
 
All technologists, students, radiologists, residents, and nuclear medicine physicians who work with radiation emitting equipment or radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic imaging departments within Eastern Health are committed to ensuring patients, employees and the public are protected from ionizing radiation to the extent possible without compromising image quality.  Radiation safety posters are located throughout all diagnostic imaging departments.  Additional information on radiation safety can be found on the Canadian Association of Radiologists website.

For more information on Radiation Safety, please refer to the Choosing Wisely Canada website.
 
Safety Precautions

To help us provide safe patient care, we ask all patients to inform staff if:
  • You have any allergies
  • There is a possibility of pregnancy
  • You have any implants
Falls Prevention

To further ensure a safe environment for patients, visitors and residents, staff are required to report any possible tripping hazards, cluttered corridors or broken equipment. Please let us know if:
  • You have fallen in the past
  • You feel dizzy or weak during your procedure
  • You need assistance walking or getting up on the imaging table
  • You are fasting
  • You feel weak or shaky when you walk
  • You use a cane or walker

More information on patient Falls Prevention (PDF).

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Updated Aug 11, 2016