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Emergency Services (Revised 12-12-19)

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ES 1.0 - Emergency Services

Standard: If the facility provides emergency services, diagnostic imaging services should be organized and integrated with the emergency department under the direction of the radiology department head.

Elements of Compliance:

  • ES 1.0 The facility should have a documented policy for providing ED imaging services including adequate radiology staffing/coverage, both physicians and technologists.

  • ES 1.1 The facility should have a documented policy for the monitoring of unstable patients in the diagnostic imaging area.

  • ES 1.2 Emergency department imaging should have a policy for transfer of images and diagnostic imaging reports done within the ED.

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