Primary Care/Abdominal Ultrasound Testimonial

I’m a gastroenterologist and I’ve recently added a new technique to what I do. I look after a lot of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal ultrasound, which is sort of a subspecialty within ultrasound. This is being performed now by a lot of clinicians rather than ultrasonography, and it is a new area which I’ve sort of become involved in.  I realized that … Continue reading Primary Care/Abdominal Ultrasound Testimonial

Navigating the Way to Becoming a Breast Health Clinical Navigator

Becoming a breast health clinical navigator is a rewarding and challenging career path that requires a variety of skills and knowledge. It is important to understand what the role entails and what qualifications and experience are necessary to become a breast health clinical navigator. As a breast health clinical navigator, you will be responsible for providing support to patients and their families in their journey … Continue reading Navigating the Way to Becoming a Breast Health Clinical Navigator

Ageism in Healthcare = Unfair Treatment 

I will never forget the words from the Emergency Room Doctor when my mother-in-law was transported from the assisted living to the local Emergency Room for pain and shortness of breath. He told me that there would be no CPR or attempt for resuscitation. I immediately responded that there was no DNR order in her chart. He told me point blank that she was too … Continue reading Ageism in Healthcare = Unfair Treatment 

The 3 P’s of Human Trafficking for Healthcare Professionals

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Defined by the United Nations, human trafficking is “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to … Continue reading The 3 P’s of Human Trafficking for Healthcare Professionals

Non-Profit Does Not Mean Ethical 

In Mid-December, the New York Times published an article entitled “How a Sprawling Hospital Chain Ignited Its Own Staffing Crisis”. This piece  discusses the last few years in healthcare as more hospitals became driven by business. Instead of striving to become successful to extend better healthcare to their patients, these hospitals are operating with the intent to drive up executive bonuses and/or their stock price … Continue reading Non-Profit Does Not Mean Ethical 

Have You Read Our Blog?

Have You Read Our Blog? AHEC Provides Important Information! AHEC provides current information to our readers about many topics such as advancement in your career, updates in industry trends, changing protocols, and regulatory information. We have responded to new information and aim to inform our readers of the many changes we find happening in healthcare.  Our blog started midyear in 2013, and in the 9 … Continue reading Have You Read Our Blog?

3 Career Advancements in Radiology

Becoming a radiology technologist requires at least two years of higher education, but after getting that degree, you still have many opportunities to advance your career. Some rad techs choose to specialize in a specific modality, some become instructors, and some go into management positions. What should you do if you’re looking career advancements in radiology?  Become an Instructor  If you enjoy sharing your knowledge … Continue reading 3 Career Advancements in Radiology

The Highlights of 2022 in Imaging Continuing Education

2022 was a year of constant change between pandemic restrictions easing and inflation hitting a record high, but AHEC continued to offer quality continuing education at the same economical prices. As staffing shortages increased and accreditation requirements changed, we kept everybody informed and updated with any new changes through our blog.   As always, AHEC offers continuing education through our webinars, ultrasound classes, and on-demand … Continue reading The Highlights of 2022 in Imaging Continuing Education

Being Empathetic on Social Media

About 80% of people in the United States use social media, and healthcare professionals are also included in that group. Recently, many people have been fired or suspended due to the content they post on social media. For instance, labor and delivery nurses from Emory were fired due to a TikTok about patient “icks” (something that prompts disgust or is a turn-off) they posted. While … Continue reading Being Empathetic on Social Media

ASRT Launches New Patient Shielding Task Force Webpage 

I have written several blogs about the current shielding practice errors over the last two years as the shielding debate has led to multiple erroneous new shielding policies… or I should say the lack of new shielding policies.   I have seen and heard multiple stories that facilities are removing shielding for all procedures and are telling students and technologists that shielding is no longer necessary. … Continue reading ASRT Launches New Patient Shielding Task Force Webpage