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PATIENT MANAGEMENT
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Patient care Communication of critical or unexpected findings (Core)
  Patient monitoring and physical assessment (Core)
  Patient sedation (Core)
  Patient preparation (NM specific)
  Claustrophobia (Core) NEW
  Patient comfort (Core)
   
Patient interactions Patient identification (Core)
  Introduction to patient (Core)
  Informed consent (Core)
  Patient education (Core)
  Sharing personal opinions with patients (Core)
  Patient and family complaints (Core)
  Confrontation or abusive situations (Core)
  Nuclear medicine patients at security checkpoints (NM specific)
   
Patient and family-centered care Patient and family-centered care in practice (Core)
  Patient advocacy (Core)
  Suspected physical abuse (Core)

PATIENT SAFETY
BPG Topic Guideline
   
General safety Infection control (Core)
  Maintenance of CPR certification (Core)
  Administration of interventional agents (NM specific)
   
Radiation safety Breastfeeding patients (Core)
  Breastfeeding in nuclear medicine (NM specific)
  Pregnant patients (Core)
  Collimation (Rad specific)
  Communicating risk and benefit (Core)
  Minimizing patient exposure (Core)
  Radiation safety outside the department (Rad specific)
  Accountability for accurate dose to patient (NM specific)
  Patient education regarding iodine therapy (NM specific)
  Communication of radiation protection to other HCPs (Core)
   
Patient safety incidents Patient safety incident reporting (Core)
  Disclosure of harmful incidents (Core)
  Support for MRTs (Core)
  Incident reporting in quality improvement (Core)
  Errors in administration of radiopharmaceuticals (NM specific)
   
MRI safety Authorized MRI personnel (MRI specific)
  Burn prevention (MRI specific)
  Hearing protection (MRI specific)
  Investigation of foreign bodies (MRI specific)
  MRI facility design (MRI specific)
  MRI of pregnant patients (MRI specific)
  MRI screening (MRI specific)
  Optimal staffing in MRI (MRI specific)
  Prevention of missile accidents (MRI specific)
  Quench process (MRI specific) 
  MRI safety committee/officer (MRI specific)

QUALITY OF CARE
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Appropriate care Patient history (Core)
  Appropriateness of requisition, order or prescription (Core) 
  Appropriateness of mobile examinations (Rad specific)
  Clarification of requisition, order or prescription (Core)
  Performance of new responsibilities (Core)
   

Adapting care

 

Adapting treatment delivery for deviations beyond tolerance parameters after treatment initiation (RT specific)
   
Complex patients Palliative treatment (RT specific)
  Patients with pacemakers/ICDs (RT specific)
   
Planning care Overall patient care (RT specific)
  Patient assessment (RT specific) 
  Workflow decisions (Core)
   
Quality assurance Image quality (Core) 
  Radiopharmaceutical quality control (NM specific)
  Resource management (NM specific)
  Quality assurance (Core)
   
Specific procedures Administration of contrast media (Core)

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Collaboration Interprofessional collaboration (Core) 
   
Patient care Transitions in care (Core) 
  Providing a professional impression to healthcare professionals (Core)
   
Professional conduct Resolving conflicts with healthcare professionals (Core)
  Addressing professional misconduct (Core) NEW

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Radiation safety Minimizing MRT exposure (Core)
  Pregnant MRTs (Core)
  Education for other professionals working in the nuclear medicine environment (NM specific)
   
MRI safety Controlled access to the MRI environment (Core)
   
Other safety Personal protective equipment (infection control + lead) (Core)
  Self-care (moving, lifting pts and equipment, etc.) (Core)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Continuing education Continuing professional development (Core) 
  Reflective practice (Core) 
   
Ongoing Involvement in student and professional education (mentoring.preceptorship) (Core)

RECORDS AND REPORTING
BPG Topic Guideline
   
Confidentiality Maintenance of confidentiality (Core)
   
Documentation Markers and annotation (Rad specific)
  Documentation (Core)
 
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