Dedicated Breast CT: New Technology

One of the primary barriers to women scheduling mammograms is the discomfort – or the fear of the discomfort – from the compression required to remove overlapping tissue for a diagnostic image. Many solutions have been explored to reduce the discomfort or pain in the procedure, including allowing the patient to control the amount of compression used for imaging. In many facilities, this option is … Continue reading Dedicated Breast CT: New Technology

Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

Picture this: You finish clinical training, you get all your certifications, you get a license to practice, and you’re ready to work. A contract is offered to you by XYZ hospital. You gladly take it and thank them for giving you the opportunity. Suddenly the job isn’t what you expected. You are overworked, underpaid, and never know where you’ll be working– but it was stated … Continue reading Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

New ASRT Leadership Scholarship Announced

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has announced a new scholarship award for leadership. Award applications will open September 1, 2022, and close October 31, 2022. This scholarship is endowed by Marilyn Sackett, RT(R), FASRT, President of Advanced Health Education Center, LTD.   The annual award of up to $5,000 supports expenses associated with leadership education or development. The activities that are selected for funding … Continue reading New ASRT Leadership Scholarship Announced

3 Worst Things To Do When Applying for a Job

As credentialing specialists at MEDRelief Staffing, we see every applicant who comes through looking for a job. Most days, we are swamped with multiple applications at a time, and there are rare occasions where we have reached out to everyone by the end of the day. After doing this job for over a year, it still surprises me when a candidate does not finish the … Continue reading 3 Worst Things To Do When Applying for a Job

The Effect of Healthcare Violence: Are You a Victim of your Patient?

“Did you know that Healthcare is the most violent industry outside of law enforcement in the United States?” was the title of the first blog I did to shine a light on the problem.  That was 5 years ago. We have had several members comment on this issue since.  The pandemic brought a new level to this violence as visitors found that their frustrations over … Continue reading The Effect of Healthcare Violence: Are You a Victim of your Patient?

Human Trafficking 101–In Case You Missed It

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.  There are 40.3 million victims worldwide.  It can happen anywhere to anyone.  Many states have instituted required training for health professionals to identify situations that may occur in the healthcare facilities and should be reported to authorities.   In 2019, the Texas Legislature updated the Texas Occupations Code, Ch 116, which affects all health care … Continue reading Human Trafficking 101–In Case You Missed It

7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

There are about 5.13 million registered nurses in the United States and over 900 thousand registered PNs. Nursing is a growing industry, and it can become hard to stand out when there are many other applicants going for the same opportunities. As a staffing agency, we discover applicants’ hard skills through their resumes, by seeing their performance level in a skills checklist, and seeing proof … Continue reading 7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

The earliest description of Autism in a person was first recorded in 1799, though the term “Autism” wasn’t coined until 1911 in Germany. However, the definition for “Autism” initially described severe hallucination and schizophrenia in children and was later changed by Michael Rutter, leading child-psychiatric researcher, in 1972. Rutter stated, “the autistic child has a deficiency of fantasy rather than an excess.” Autism through the … Continue reading 5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

Mammography Women

Celebrating Women’s Achievements: A Salute to RT(R)(M)

This month we have been paying tribute to women who make a difference. There is no greater impact in women’s health than the radiologic technologists who specialize in mammography. From the list of more than 200 different types of cancers identified, breast cancer is diagnosed with the greatest frequency (excluding skin cancer). The soldiers and pioneers on the battle ground against breast cancer are the … Continue reading Celebrating Women’s Achievements: A Salute to RT(R)(M)