How to Decrease Anxiety During Mammograms

When you think about it, mammograms and anxiety kind of go hand in hand. For many patients the stress sets in the moment they are faced with making their annual appointment. It is understandable why patients dread their mammograms, but it does not have to be as bad as they work it up to be. When we create an experience for our patients that is … Continue reading How to Decrease Anxiety During Mammograms

How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

In the last ten years, the percentage of US adults who identify as something other than heterosexual has more than doubled. How does this affect medical practices? Finding LGBTQIA+ friendly places don’t pertain only to bars and social groups, but also to making sure as a community we get the proper care we need. If you are looking to make a practice more inclusive and … Continue reading How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

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

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