Diagnostic Imaging (Hgh) - MRI Safety Quiz

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Diagnostic Imaging (Hgh) - MRI Safety Quiz

In MRI, if you aren't aware of the safety protocols, people can, and most likely will, get hurt. This is a review of general, but EXTREMELY important, MRI safety. Although most of us don't work in MRI, we could be asked to help with a transfer or even in a Code Blue situation. This is why it has been added to our yearly departmental review. If you don't know the answers. . . Please visit the lovely staff in MRI and they would be more than happy to help you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When does a patient need their pre-MRI orbit x-rays done?
    • A. 

      If the patient HAS worked with metal and they are not 100% sure that they have never had metal go in their eye.

    • B. 

      If the patient HAS had a piece of metal in their eye and they are not 100% sure that the Doctor did remove it all. (ie. did not have orbits done after to confirm 100% removal)

    • C. 

      If the patient is unconscious and no CT head (that demonstrated orbits well) has been done recently.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
      Why is is so important that the MRI scanner be locked after hours?
    • A. 

      The magnet is always on and having the room accessible when no one is around is a MAJOR safety issue.

    • B. 

      How else is Sandy supposed to get some peace and quiet while drinking her tea.

    • C. 

      Ear plugs cost a lot of money and they have been know to go missing.

  • 3. 
    Why is a Code Blue different in MRI compared to anywhere else in the hospital?
    • A. 

      Because of the remoteness of the area.

    • B. 

      Pager and Cell phones don't work in MRI.

    • C. 

      Most staff are unaware of the importance of MRI safety and don't realize that the patient cannot be cared for inside the MRI scanner room.

  • 4. 
    If the patient 'codes' in the scanner, does the Code Team come into the scan room to care for the patient?
    • A. 

      Yes. There is no difference in how the Code team cares for the patient in the MRI scan room.

    • B. 

      No. This is a major safety risk. When a Code blue is called, the patient must be removed from the scanner with the use of MRI compatible stretchers. They are then brought out into the pt holding area to allow for safe treatment from the Code Team. The scanner door must also be locked to ensure other staff does not enter the room during the Code.

  • 5. 
    If you are needed to assist staff in the MRI scan room you must:
    • A. 

      Be careful and treat the area as if it is a sterile field.

    • B. 

      Complete a MRI screening form to ensure that you are not putting yourself at risk by entering the scan room. If the scanning form clears you to enter the room, you may do so at that time.

    • C. 

      Complete a MRI screening form to ensure that you are not putting yourself at risk by entering the scan room. If you are clear to go in, you must also remove all pagers, cell phones, badges, coins, pens, scissors, jewellery that isn't real gold or silver (non-ferromagnetic= not attracted to magnet) watches, credit cards, banks cards and anything else that is in your pockets. **Note** Digital watches may be worn because they are not afffected by the magnetic field.

  • 6. 
    Why is it important to NEVER remove the wheelchair and stretcher shown here from MRI ?                                                                                                  
    • A. 

      Because we all know how hard it is to find wheelchairs around here.

    • B. 

      Because if anyone ever fainted, the staff need a place to lie patients down.

    • C. 

      Because this stretcher and wheelchair are MRI compatible and they are the only ones that can actually enter the scan room safely.

  • 7. 
    What do you think happened here?
    • A. 

      Someone had a lot of paperwork to fill out!

    • B. 

      This is a demonstration of what could happen if a regular bed was advanced, or even placed to close to the scan room. (Thankfully no one is in the bed)

    • C. 

      OOOpppppsss.. I left the door to the room open :-(

  • 8. 
    What is the #1 contraindication for patient's having an MRI? 
    • A. 

      Stents

    • B. 

      Staples

    • C. 

      Intramedullary Nails

    • D. 

      Pacemakers

  • 9. 
                                                                              This could happen (check out this video) if one of the non-MRI compatible oxygen cylinders (shown above) enters the scan room. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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