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

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

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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)

AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

Just a few weeks ago, no one would have imagined that a country would be invaded, or that nearly 7% of the Ukrainian population would have left their homeland.  It was reported on Monday that 2.8 million of the approximately 44 million Ukrainians have emigrated to other countries, with Poland taking on a significant number of these refugees. It seems a world away to some, … Continue reading AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

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Perks of Traveling 2.0

The pandemic has increased the need for travel personnel in response to increased hospitalization and a decrease in the workforce. Even as COVID-19 seems to be winding down, travel contracts for healthcare facilities around the world continue to prevail, and many travel contracts are extending early in the contract. Being a traveler is a different experience than being a permanent facility staff member. Depending on … Continue reading Perks of Traveling 2.0

Do You Still Love Your Job… In Healthcare?

Do You Still Love Your Job… In Healthcare? Do you find yourself:   Working without breaks or time for lunch?  Responsible for procedure times that are too short? With supplies or resources that are not adequate for your job? Being given inadequate time to shut down and disinfect equipment? Under management that does not listen? Unable to give the patient care the patient needs? Working alone … Continue reading Do You Still Love Your Job… In Healthcare?

AHEC Welcomes Dr. Rebecca Montz as New Vice President of Education Services

January 17, 2022 Houston, TX – Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) has announced the addition of Rebecca Montz, Ed.D., MBA, CNMT, PET, NMTCB (RS), RT(N)(CT), as the new Vice President of Education Services. Dr. Montz joins our team from Louisiana where she was the Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development for River Parishes Community College System. She has also served as the Dean of Health Services … Continue reading AHEC Welcomes Dr. Rebecca Montz as New Vice President of Education Services

A Radiologist with a Better Idea

Alex Oshmyansky, MD, PhD is 33 years old and a mild-mannered radiologist. He is going to war with the big drug companies. His partner in the battle is Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of Shark Tank. Their strategy is to buy generics from the manufacturer and sell them direct. Oshmyansky grew up around Denver with parents from Ukraine and Moldova. He … Continue reading A Radiologist with a Better Idea