On Tuesday, July 9, medication bar code scanning will become available for MRI and Interventional Radiology departments. In the Technologist workflow, while giving medication, a new requirement includes scanning the patient wristband and contrast medication. Currently, CT, Diagnostic Radiology and PET/CT follow the same requirement.
IMPORTANT: Bar code scanners aren’t MRI-compatible. Do not take them into the scan room. Work with your operational leadership for procedures specific to your area.
When bar code scanning isn’t possible
- When bar coding isn’t possible, you’ll see a notification window asking for an override reason.
- Two new reasons are included to accommodate MRI and IR areas, or in other areas with a patient in a sterile environment, 1) patient in MRI suite and 2) patient in sterile field.