As we celebrate AHEC’s 35th birthday in October, I am remembering our history and the times we experienced staffing shortages. I can compare those experiences to what is happening in today’s healthcare arena, and it’s easy to see many differences. Supply and demand have alternated during the last 35 years, and what I would witness included oversupply as the shortage ended. Schools and programs would … Continue reading Following 2023 Trends in the Radiologic Technologist Staffing Shortage
For over three decades, Advanced Health Education Center has been a leading provider of continuing education, dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare through top-tier education. From its inception to the present day, AHEC has consistently offered a diverse range of classes that have empowered countless individuals to excel in their respective healthcare fields. We have continued to deliver quality classes that have not only … Continue reading AHEC’s Top 35 Classes
In 1988, two technologists who believed continuing education was a cornerstone for radiologic technologists decided to create Advanced Health Education Center. Dissatisfied by the lack of education provided to RT’s and the slow bureaucratic approval process for new educational programs, Marilyn Sackett, MEd, RT(R), FASRT and Brenda Arnett, RT(R) wanted to create a company that can provide career enhancement and new education opportunities to RT’s. … Continue reading It’s Been AHEC of 35 Years
Usually, when we get patients for a scan, our patients are humans, but there’s a whole world of adorable patients that occasionally require their moment under the spotlight – animals! The process of preparing these furry, feathery, or scaly friends for a scan is an intriguing blend of science and creativity. If you’re a veterinarian or have a pet that has undergone an x-ray before, … Continue reading The Amazing World of Animal Radiology
Last Thursday, Japan began the deliberate release of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility into the Pacific Ocean. This action has stirred opposition from certain local activists and sparked vocal objections from neighboring nations, most notably China. This strategy is a crucial step towards decommissioning the plant, more than a decade after a catastrophic 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami led to a catastrophic … Continue reading Japan’s Plan to Release Radioactive Wastewater from Fukushima into the Ocean
Lucy Letby, a neonatal nurse from northern England, was recently convicted and sentenced to life for the murders of 7 babies. The case has astounded everybody due to the cruelty of her crimes and the fact that she had managed to get away with her crimes for many years. Despite multiple reports and concerns from colleagues, why wasn’t Letby caught and convicted earlier? Lucy Letby’s … Continue reading Shedding Light on Patient Safety Issues: The Case of Lucy Letby
Every night at dinner every member of my family is required to have a glass of milk. This not only happens in my current family life but always happened in the family I grew up in as well. I grew up learning that you had to have milk to make and keep your bones strong. From infancy babies are given milk. Milk is the first … Continue reading What Does the Future of Bone Health Look Like?