Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology: Intra-procedural Care
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Purpose of Review
To highlight elements that potentially improve the quality of patient care during the Interventional Radiology procedure.
The success of an interventional radiology procedure is not merely dependent on the skill of the operator. Many other factors considerably influence the safety and therefore the outcome of the procedure. The following elements are discussed in depth: universal protocol, preprocedural checklist, physical environment, communication during the procedure, preventing infection, planning and executing the procedure, and radiation safety.
Incorporating systems of safety and back-up plans during the procedure is essential in guaranteeing favorable results and decreasing complications.
KeywordsQuality assurance Patient-centered care Patient education Communication Universal protocol
The authors would like to thank Dr. Ali N. Harb for reviewing their manuscript.
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Conflict of interest
Roberto Forcella, Tarek Jazmati, and Abhishek Kumar each declare no potential conflicts of interest. Hani Abujudeh is a section editor for Current Radiology Reports.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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