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

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

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?

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

Catch all Healthcare News with AHEC’s Blog

Have you read our blog? AHEC’s online blog is great for healthcare professionals who want to advance their careers, stay updated with new industry trends, or keep up with the ever-changing protocols in imaging. For instance, when human trafficking prevention became a requirement, many healthcare personnel learned about the change due to our article. Since its creation in 2013, the AHEC blog has consistently published … Continue reading Catch all Healthcare News with AHEC’s Blog

Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s

Have RT’s forgotten and forgone their shielding policies in lieu of the recent debate? It’s been almost five years since the shielding debate began about gonadal shielding. I wrote my first blogs in January and February, 2018. ASRT published their white paper on the subject on July 2, 2019.  Then the NCRP issued a statement regarding what they interpreted the shielding requirements to state. Last … Continue reading Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s

ACR Changes CT and MRI Accreditation Contrast Media Supervision Requirements

Beginning on March 31, 2020, special requirements for contrast media supervision were implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy related to direct supervision and included a requirement for direct communication with an immediately available technologist, nurse, or advanced practice provider. This allowed for the virtual presence of a physician through audio/video real-time communications technology during the emergency period. The requirements were temporary and only … Continue reading ACR Changes CT and MRI Accreditation Contrast Media Supervision Requirements

What Qualities Make a Good Leader?

Leadership /ˈlēdərˌSHip/ (noun): the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Anyone can be assigned a leadership role, for example, a manager, supervisor, commander, etc. A leader doesn’t always come with a title, and a title doesn’t always make someone a good leader. A person with good leadership skills is able to create connections with their group members and build a solid … Continue reading What Qualities Make a Good Leader?