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Session in Memory of Edward Nickoloff: Joint Commission Update: Satisfying the Joint Commission Fluoroscopy Requirements

A Dutta1*, M Mahesh2*, A Browne3*, (1) Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, (2) Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, (3) The Joint Commission, Indianapolis, IN


(Tuesday, 7/16/2019) 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: 221CD

In 2018, the Joint Commission (JC) released new Diagnostic Imaging Requirements for Fluoroscopy as part of their accreditation standards. Andrea Browne, the Diagnostic Medical Physicist in the Department of Engineering at the Joint Commission will discuss the current state of this program as it relates to the practice of diagnostic medical physics. A review of the requirements, recommendations for compliance, as well as a discussion of the common areas of noncompliance will be discussed. There will also be ample time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the expectations of JC diagnostic imaging surveyors
2. Identify and address the issues that most often result in surveyor findings
3. Understand best practices to ensure compliance with the JC standards



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