Open Letter on the COVID19 Pandemic… What We Are Doing to Help

Marilyn Sackett, MEd, RT(R), FASRT President/CEO Advanced Health Education Center MEDRelief Staffing Houston, TX These are unprecedented times and we are changing our protocols daily. We have been doing what is most important: supporting and helping healthcare providers wherever and whenever possible. Our team is working long hours to meet the extraordinary needs in our local communities. MEDRelief Staffing has a long history of excellent … Continue reading Open Letter on the COVID19 Pandemic… What We Are Doing to Help

Public Health Leadership Void in Covid19 Pandemic

No, I am not blasting our government. I am speaking about our local public health response.  I have never seen so much disagreement and lack of continuity. Social media reports show a wide variation from the suspension of non-emergent exams to the extreme of “business as usual”. Postings on social media describe having no PPE, reusing PPE to make them last, to statements that staff … Continue reading Public Health Leadership Void in Covid19 Pandemic

The Plague Lurking on Your Lead Aprons

We can thank the Coronavirus for making us rethink our hygiene and environment a little more than usual.  Have you given thought to how many germs are living in your department’s protective aprons and devices?  As a QM technologist for many years, I can tell you that if I didn’t clean the aprons, no one did.  Who is cleaning aprons and how often?  We decided … Continue reading The Plague Lurking on Your Lead Aprons

Radiology Community Shares Coronavirus Clinical Practices

We have compiled question and answers regarding coronavirus clinical practices from radiology community leaders and medical imaging forums.  Here’s what people are asking and the responses from our fellow imaging professionals. COVID19- CT Downtime for Disinfecting – AHRA Forum Responses How are your organizations preparing for the downtime due to disinfection requirements if you treat a patient with suspected COVID19? “We are being told that … Continue reading Radiology Community Shares Coronavirus Clinical Practices

No masks but here are 100+ products and tips to help protect you against COVID-19

The CDC says there is proof that disinfecting your home and workspace properly can help fight back against the flu and coronavirus. Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 … Continue reading No masks but here are 100+ products and tips to help protect you against COVID-19

Am I Going to Get the Coronavirus?

This is a very important question for all of us today. Personally, I have a family member who has respiratory disease which makes it imperative that I not get exposed and bring it home.  The disease is now in my backyard with citizens in quarantine and locally hospitalized. What to do and who do I believe? To give some perspective here’s some information about COVID-19 … Continue reading Am I Going to Get the Coronavirus?

Walmart Adds Imaging Services to Second Super Center

Walmart’s first super center for health care services opened September 13, 2019 in Dallas, Georgia.  This new “Walmart Health” center is 10,000 square feet and provides medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health services, lab testing, X-rays, EKG, hearing and wellness education.  Other Walmart stores have smaller (1500 square foot) “Care Clinics” with more limited services in cities in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. My questions from … Continue reading Walmart Adds Imaging Services to Second Super Center

Everything You Need to Know About Chuck Norris’s Dropped Lawsuit

In 2017 Chuck Norris filed suit against Bracco Industries, claiming the contrast agent, Gadolinium, left his wife, Gena, with intense pain and a burning sensation. Bracco released a statement January 16, 2020, saying they were “pleased to announce that the lawsuit filed by Chuck and Gena Norris… has been voluntarily dismissed.” (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voluntary-dismissal-of-norris-case-300988404.html) After a 3-year legal battle with Bracco Industries and several other manufacturers of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Chuck Norris’s Dropped Lawsuit

Hats Off to MRI Safety Personnel

Although MRI has never been my specialty, I am a member of a MRI Safety group on Facebook and receive posts from them on a daily basis.  The group requires approval for membership and the administrator is Tobias Gilk. Unlike many other groups/pages I belong to within the radiology community, I find that this group is the most helpful to the community members.  The members … Continue reading Hats Off to MRI Safety Personnel