MRI Safety is a web-based learning resource suitable for a range of staff working in the MRI unit, including radiographers, radiologists, physicists, clinical scientists, trainees and any associated relevant staff, for their own or others MRI safety. It has been developed by NHS Scotland, in collaboration with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare, to ensure that relevant staff are aware of the preventable risks and hazards associated with MRI. The resource will offer fundamental MRI safety knowledge and develop professional expertise in the following areas:
MRI safety hazards and risk management
MRI safety guidelines/legislation
MRI adverse incident management and reporting
A pilot session has been developed – Managing Patients Undergoing Anaesthesia in the MRI Unit – which is aimed at staff working with anaesthetic teams and the unconscious patient. It was written by Barbara Nugent, the project Clinical Lead and an experienced MRI radiographer, in collaboration with UK MRI professional bodies and interested parties.
This session will be evaluated by a global panel of practising MRI staff, and its impact shared. Staff undertaking this session can record it in their CPD portfolios for professional accreditation and regulatory (HCPC) CPD purposes and it directly addresses the MHRA recommendation that an MR unit should maintain a list of all MR Authorised personnel together with full details of their training and certification.