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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.

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Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight?
The Transformation of “Incident Reporting"

Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of “Incident ReportingWe all have these systems, whether paper or electronic, that are supposed to capture incidents that can lead to and/or have resulted in patient harm. Most of these systems can do this, but many will agree that there is something missing – something important – when it comes to whether or not these systems actually enhance patient safety.

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Jensen Beach, Florida—With hundreds of installations in MRI suites on five continents, Kopp Development Inc., the leading manufacturer of ferromagnetic detectors for MRI Safety, is proud to introduce the newest innovation, FerrAlert™ SOLO.

Jensen Beach, Florida—With hundreds of installations in MRI suites on five continents, Kopp Development Inc., the leading manufacturer of ferromagnetic detectors for MRI Safety, is proud to introduce the newest innovation, FerrAlert™ SOLO.

Designed for facilities with a large outpatient population, FerrAlert SOLO is the latest advancement in pre-screening technology and is particularly attractive for budget-conscious facilities. In 2008 Congress passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). CMS which is part of HHS states that as of January 1, 2012 all IDTFs (Imaging Centers) must be accredited by a designated accreditation organization. The requirements for accreditation include Environment of Care (EC) which refers to Sentinel Events (SE). The Joint Commission issued Sentinel Event Alert #38 which recognizes the use of Ferromagnetic Detectors to assist in the screening process. In addition, it references a study by Dr. Emanuel Kanal, the Chair of the ACR MR Safety Committee and Dr. Steven Thomas specifically on FerrAlert product.

FerrAlert SOLO is a highly sensitive ferromagnetic detector, incorporating Kopp Development’s unique, patented technology to detect and precisely locate offending ferrous objects anywhere on the body. Developed specifically for the MRI environment, FerrAlert detectors are the ONLY ferromagnetic detectors that identify the location of offending ferrous objects. This unique and timesaving feature makes them the preferred choice by hospitals and imaging centers worldwide.

“We introduced FerrAlert SOLO at the AHRA and RSNA Conferences this year and are thrilled by the reception we received. In the last three months, we have already sold quite a few FerrAlert SOLO detectors and have bookings all the way through 2012” said Director of Marketing and Sales, Anna Srb.

Due to the dramatic increase of MRI accidents, several safety and regulatory agencies now strongly recommend the use of ferromagnetic detectors: The Joint Commission, American College of Radiology, VA MRI Design Guide and others.

“We are so pleased that in these tight economic times, we can help to enhance MR safety by offering FerrAlert™ SOLO at a very affordable price” said president of the company, Keith Kopp. www.koppdevelopment.com

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