[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Medical Incident

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 15:38:45 CDT 2013


It did likely not meet the regulatory thresholds (I have not done the
math).  Some folks feel that they are being good citizens, by
reporting such medication errors directly and immediately to the
regulatory agents, rather than reporting indirectly, via the
inevitable discussions in, for instance, the RSO's quarterly reports,
and the minutes of the Radiation Safety Committee.  Other folks simply
don't understand the rules.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael, Joey L <joey-michael at uiowa.edu>
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Medical Incident
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing
List" <radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu>
An NRC reportable medical event has to result in an effective dose
equivalent of 5 rem or 50 rem to an organ.  Most diagnostic procedures
will not meet this threshold.  It is not clear that the event below
met the requirements to be reported.

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