|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT- PATIENT UNDERDOSE
The following was received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) via email:
"KishHealth System in Dekalb, IL (d/b/a Kishwaukee Community Hospital) contacted the IEMA at approximately 1100 CDT on 7/29/20 to report a patient scheduled to receive Y-90 microsphere therapy for hepatocellular cancer received only 58% of the dose prescribed in the written directive. While investigation is ongoing, the reportable underdose is based on licensee's pre and post-administration measurements of the dose vial and waste container, respectively.
"IEMA staff have contacted the licensee and are seeking additional information on post-administration imaging, status of patient/referring AU notification, the nature of the written directive (i.e., was this a fractionated dose), and the members of the treatment team. These factors, among others, will determine regulatory compliance as well as patient impact. Therefore, this report will be updated as information becomes available. IEMA is dispatching staff today (7/29/20) for a reactionary inspection. The reporting requirements for the licensee, as specified in 32 Ill. Adm. Code 335.1080(c) were met, and the licensee is aware of the need for a written report within 15 days."
Illinois item number: IL200013
A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.