MR Body Technologist Tips

Pediatric sedation charge nurse: 81904
Sedation front desk: 43136
Sedation VIP code: 3136

General Info

  • CHECKING IMAGES
    Neuro: pediatric sedation cases must be checked by the radiologist prior to letting the patient leave the department. MSK and Body: Page the pediatric radiologist pager 15816 to check images BEFORE AND AFTER giving gad.
  • LABS
    Pediatric patients under 1 year old must have current labs if contrast is indicated. If your patient needs labs, call sedation to “draw blood” so they can draw blood BEFORE they sedate the patient. They will draw a sample into a green top tube and will bring it with them when they bring the patient. You must run labs for the patient using the iStat. Charge for labs in RIS.
  • RIS CODES
  • A: (Arrived) Patient has checked in
    BP: (Begin Prep) Patient is being prepped
    EP: (End Prep) change to this code when you are ready for sedation to come down with the patient
    I: (In Process) change to this code when sedation arrives in MRI

Outpatients

  • CHECKING IN
    Pediatric sedation outpatients check in with 6B Pediatric sedation services on the 6th floor. Sometimes they come to the 4th floor instead, just direct them to 6B (elevator 2 floors up, down the hall).
  • SCREENING FORM
    Pediatric sedation will fax us the screening form once it has been filled out. It is up to you to make sure it's completely filled out before the patient comes to MRI sedated.

Inpatients

  • WHEN AN EXAM IS ORDERED FROM THE FLOOR
    Pediatric sedation inpatient exams are coordinated by the Peds Charge nurse, who will then call us for availability.
  • SCHEDULE TRANSPORT TO SEDATION
    Once the exam is scheduled, it is MRI's responsibility to arrange for transport to deliver the patient to sedation 6B 30 minutes before the MRI start time. The transport code for 6B sedation is 3136.
  • SCREENING FORM
    The floor nurse will fax us the screening form once it has been filled out. It is up to you to make sure it's completely filled out before the patient comes to MRI sedated.