FactFinders

The Spine Intervention Society's (SIS) Patient Safety Committee developed the FactFinder series to provide helpful information about key patient safety issues. FactFinders explore and debunk myths surrounding patient safety issues.

  • POTENTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS TO PROCEDURES
  • INJECTATE
  • PROCEDURAL ISSUES


  • POTENTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS TO PROCEDURES

    Anticoagulants and Spine Interventions Increased Fracture Risk Associated with Epidural Steroid Injections
    Epidural Steroid Injections and Hyperglycemia Infections/Vaccines


     

    INJECTATE

    Local Anesthetic Steroid

    Anesthetic Risks

    Epidural Steroid Injections and Hyperglycemia

    Anesthetic Test Dose and Seizure Risk

    Particulates vs. Non-Particulates: Steroid Choice
    for Lumbar Transforaminal Injections - 2017
    Update

    Strategies to Minimize Risk in Lumbar Transforaminal Injections: Digital Subtraction, Non-Particulate Steroids, and Anesthetic Test Dose

    Preservative vs. Preservative-Free: Steroid Choice for Epidural Steroid Injections

    Preservative vs. Preservative-Free: Local Anesthetic Choice for Epidural Injections

    Multi-Dose Vials


    Single Dose Vial / Pricing
    Contrast Medium Single Dose Vial / Repackaging
    Contrast Medium Swabbing Vial Tops
    Gadolinium Contrast Media


    PROCEDURAL ISSUES

    Physician Prep Patient Prep
    Gowning Antiseptic Agents
    Hand Hygiene Conscious Sedation
    Radiation Safety Premedication for Contrast Allergies
    Surgical Face Masks for Spinal Injections
    Preprocedural Hair Removal

    Preventing Skin Burns During Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy

    Radiation Safety
       

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