Patient Safety

  1. Anyone out there have a policy or thoughts regarding the use of CT scans to R/O Appy in pregnant females???? Lots of studies in recent months about CT scans and kids but NOTHING on this rather touchy subject (Atleast in my book!)
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  3. by   Altra
    My facility simply has pregnant patients sign a release stating that they understand the risk of radiation to the fetus.

    My personal opinion -- the risk of appy is a greater threat to both mom & fetus than the small radiation risk. Let's not lose sight of the forest through the trees.