SESSION TITLE: Imaging in Critical Illness
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
PURPOSE: Portable chest radiography (pCXR) is used frequently in intensive care units (ICUs), especially for post-operative cardiothoracic surgery and trauma patients. Studies have suggested that “on-demand” radiography testing is equivalent to daily routine testing with regard to adverse events while reducing cost and radiation exposure. Prior to our intervention, routine daily pCXR order placement was standard culture in the cardiothoracic (CVICU) and surgical/trauma (SICU) ICUs at our institution. We evaluated the impact of a pragmatic single time point intervention requesting on-demand testing in our CVICU and SICU.