Accession Number:

ADA528412

Title:

Occupational Health Hazards in the Interventional Laboratory: Progress Report of the Multispecialty Occupational Health Group

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Multispecialty Occupational Health Group MSOHG formed in 2005, is an informal coalition of societies representing professionals who work in or are concerned with interventional fluoroscopy. The groups long term goals are to improve occupational health and operator and staff safety in the interventional laboratory while maintaining quality patient care and optimal use of the laboratory. MSOHG has conducted a dialog with equipment manufacturers and has developed a list of specific objectives for research and development. The group has also represented the member societies in educating regulators, in educating interventionalists and in fostering and collaborating on research into occupational health issues affecting interventionalists. Not least of the groups accomplishments, as a result of their collaboration in MSOHG, the groups members have developed a mutual respect that can serve as a basis for joint efforts in the future among interventionalists of different medical specialties.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE