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 

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 

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Tied to Radiologic Technology Weekend Shift Work  

A new study scheduled for publication in the January 2023 issue of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists journal, Radiologic Technology, underscores the question whether there is a relationship between mental health (depression and anxiety) and engaging in shift work, working weekend shifts, and taking call for radiologic technologists. The study also sought to identify coping strategies used to manage depression and anxiety.  The study … Continue reading Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Tied to Radiologic Technology Weekend Shift Work  

Can Trained Radiologic Technologists Be the Answer to Radiologist Shortages? 

By Marilyn Sackett, MEd, RT(R), FASRT  In the September 2022 issue of the RSNA journal, Radiology, an article appeared about research done in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service Screening Program that requires double readings from screening mammograms. The study included radiologists and radiographers.  It evaluated two-dimensional screening digital mammograms using the double reading model that is the standard of care in the United Kingdom. … Continue reading Can Trained Radiologic Technologists Be the Answer to Radiologist Shortages? 

We Will Never Be Where We Were Prior to 2020 

Has COVID changed your view of life, work, and the world?   We really don’t know what to do about ourselves. We are burned out, anxious, exhausted, apathetic, and/or cynical. There are those who quit, those who retired, those who changed professions, and those who just quit trying. These emotions are bellwethers in the workplace for lots of things that are wrong. Everyone is struggling with … Continue reading We Will Never Be Where We Were Prior to 2020 

Pandemics, Vaccines, and What Do I Do Next?

The news just keeps on coming. One disease after another. What should I do? What are my risks and what is my plan of action?  Everyone has an opinion. Are they correct?  Certainly, the information about Covid-19 vaccines has been inaccurate and incomplete from the beginning. I belong to the generation that was required to have vaccinations to attend public schools. There was no debate. You … Continue reading Pandemics, Vaccines, and What Do I Do Next?

CT Jobs Abound – Do We Have an Answer to the Shortage of RT’s?

Advertisements, sign on bonuses, and robust hiring packages are the grist of the labor mill recently.  It appears that COVID-19 took a toll on more than just our patient population. Many health care practitioners retired, changed fields, and/or decided to stay home in the aftermath.  Those that remain loyal and determined find themselves working in environments with extended hours, more overtime, and severe staffing shortages. … Continue reading CT Jobs Abound – Do We Have an Answer to the Shortage of RT’s?

News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!

Big Changes are Big News Keeping you updated on the latest changes that affect the way you maintain your license and credentials: Homestudy  Changes The required number of test questions per CE credit for homestudies has been reduced . You will find AHEC has already and is implementing these changes. (This is great) You may now take the same CE homestudy over again in a … Continue reading News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!

Starwars, Wearable Technology, and Virtual Healthcare

There’s no denying that wearable technology has become a hot arena for innovators. All types of applications are developing with a diversity that is astounding. The range of people utilizing the technology may vary from marathon runners to sailors to rhino conservationists or firefighters, exploring new ways of dynamically accessing data in real-time through Google Glass, smartphones, smart watches, and other devices. As part of … Continue reading Starwars, Wearable Technology, and Virtual Healthcare

Transgender Identity Crisis: Theirs or OURS?

The year 2015 was a banner year for advances in transgender visibility. Caitlyn Jenner came out as a woman starring on the cover of the magazine Vanity Fair. TLC premiered a reality show based on following 14 year old Jazz in her daily life as a Florida trans teen. Amazon won a Golden Globe for Transparent a show about the metamorphous of an AARP-card-carrying father … Continue reading Transgender Identity Crisis: Theirs or OURS?