What Should We Learn from the Contrast Media Shortage?

Has your department been affected by the contrast media shortage? Several months ago, one of the factories making iodinated contrast media was shut down in China to control a COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, other pharmaceutical companies were not able to produce more contrast media to make up for the loss, leading to a shortage.  While this shortage has left many facilities scrambling, this is not the … Continue reading What Should We Learn from the Contrast Media Shortage?

How to Use Social Media as a Healthcare Professional

Using social media as a professional can be tricky to navigate. On one hand, social media offers a platform to professionally network, promote services and products, and spread information. However, it can also backfire and create conflict. The newer generation of healthcare professionals are tech savvy, which means their digital footprint is larger and more prolific compared to others who are already in the workforce. … Continue reading How to Use Social Media as a Healthcare Professional

How Do Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Affect Your Nursing Career? 

Before you can renew your license, the state you live in may require you to get a set amount of continuing education credits. Different states require different amounts of CEUs to be completed, and they have different time frames for completion, so make sure you are aware of your state’s licensure rules. Some states may require you to get CEUs on a specific topic. For … Continue reading How Do Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Affect Your Nursing Career? 

What is Forensic Radiology?

Beyond medical procedures, radiology plays an important role in many industries. When it comes to law, forensic radiology can help gather evidence for causes of death and determine the identities of bodies. Many think that the first instance of forensic radiology happened when Professor AW Wright tested the newly discovered x-ray photography on a dead rabbit in the 1890s. The photo showed dark spots on … Continue reading What is Forensic Radiology?

The Best (and Worst) Parts of Being a Nurse 

Nursing is a demanding career. Many go into the industry bright-eyed, hoping to make a difference in the world by helping people. While nursing can be very rewarding, it requires a lot of strength.  What are the best (and worst) parts of being a nurse?   Pro: You get to help people  Many go into nursing because they feel called to help people. Nursing is a … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Parts of Being a Nurse 

5 Steps to Solving Healthcare Ethical Dilemmas

Ethics play a major role in the healthcare industry. After all, you are responsible for people’s lives and their wellbeing. Every healthcare professional knows about the four pillars of medical ethics, but what do you do when you’re faced with an ethical dilemma?   A dilemma could be as small as accepting a gift or as major as making a life-altering decision. Unfortunately, ethical dilemmas do … Continue reading 5 Steps to Solving Healthcare Ethical Dilemmas

10 Tips to Combat Burnout for Healthcare Workers

Throughout the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to put in extra time and effort due to the increased intake of patients and staffing shortages that affected every healthcare facility. Occupational burnout, while prevalent in every industry, has increased for healthcare professionals. Before the pandemic, 80% of providers reported some degree of burnout, and out of those, 64% said that the pandemic made it worse. There … Continue reading 10 Tips to Combat Burnout for Healthcare Workers

The Raddest Women in Radiology

March winds bring forth a month of remembering and celebrating women and their achievements and contributions to history and society. Women have been pivotal in every aspect of society, including radiology. Without the contributions of well-known scientists and radiologists, such as Marie Curie, modern medicine would not be at the level it is currently. In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight prominent … Continue reading The Raddest Women in Radiology