The Disengagement Epidemic: Who Can Save Us?

The increasing rate of change and corresponding degree of complexity in the work environment is taking a significant toll on the American workforce. Recently, I had this expressed to me in many different areas of the service industry. Conversations with service providers seem to all be singing the song, “I cannot find anyone to work for me.” Maybe, a different verse might be, “I cannot … Continue reading The Disengagement Epidemic: Who Can Save Us?

The Surgical Attire Debate Goes On…

Be it common sense or what we learned in school, it is commonly accepted that surgical attire limits the surgical patient’s exposure to organisms, aiding in the prevention of surgical site infections (SSI). The great debate is not only what should the surgical attire be, but also what rules should be applied for the surgical attire. In 2015, the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) … Continue reading The Surgical Attire Debate Goes On…

Emergency Ultrasound Training for Quality Patient Care

One of the most important medical innovations of the last century is the ultrasound. First used in 1956, the sonogram quickly evolved into a useful diagnostic tool for cases requiring examination of the lungs, heart, kidneys, ovaries, uterus, testicles, and many more organs and systems of the body. It has become instrumental in emergency medical education. Graduates are now leaving medical school with more advanced … Continue reading Emergency Ultrasound Training for Quality Patient Care

Who Is the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine?

The Mayo Clinic announces the end of the use of live animals in emergency medicine training as the Physicians committee for Responsible Medicine claims it is the FINAL medical school to do so. The website http://www.pcrm.org claims that the organization has been working for three decades to end animal use in the areas of advanced medical training including emergency medicine training, Advanced Trauma Life Support, … Continue reading Who Is the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine?

Ways to Take Your Ultrasound Expertise to the Next Level

Ultrasonography is the technique of delineating areas or objects in the body via the use of ultrasound pulses. It is an invaluable practice in the medical field, especially in emergency room settings. Ultrasound can accurately assess a patient’s situation in one minute or less. This can indicate immediately whether a severely injured patient has the time to be safely given a CT scan due to … Continue reading Ways to Take Your Ultrasound Expertise to the Next Level

From the Newsroom at ASRT – ASRT Board of Directors Provides Update on Gonadal and Fetal Shielding Position

At its June meeting, the ASRT Board of Directors held extensive discussions about the emerging issue of ending the use of patient gonadal and fetal shielding during medical diagnostic x-ray procedures. The issue has become top-of-mind within the radiologic technology community as gonadal and fetal shielding are longstanding practices for facilities and radiologic technologists. In addition, the community cannot take this issue lightly as changing … Continue reading From the Newsroom at ASRT – ASRT Board of Directors Provides Update on Gonadal and Fetal Shielding Position

The Joint Commission Deletes Fluoroscopy User Training Requirement

Seriously, are we confused here? The Joint Commission has announced its decision to delete the fluoroscopy user training requirement from the requirements that went into effect January 1, 2019. They released this statement June 17,2019: “Effective immediately, The Joint Commission is deleting Standard HR.01.05.03, element of performance (EP) 15 from the Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Office-Based Surgery Program.” “The Joint Commission has … Continue reading The Joint Commission Deletes Fluoroscopy User Training Requirement

Non-compete Agreements and Doc-Napping

A geographic pos-employment restrictive covenant is often called a “noncompete clause” in a contract stating you are unable to work within a specified number of miles for a specified number of years should you resign or be terminated by your employer. These clauses apply when one group of physicians lose the business at a healthcare facility to another group but also to keep groups from … Continue reading Non-compete Agreements and Doc-Napping

How Much Is Your Time Really Worth? Time vs Money Dilemma

On every professional and social healthcare network similar questions are being asked.  What is the salary range for your job?  How is salary determined?  What factors influence salary and compensation packages?  The internet community boards are asking the same questions. What are your hours, call pay, callbacks, salary, working conditions, and “other duties assigned” beyond your professional occupation?  It is difficult to isolate something as … Continue reading How Much Is Your Time Really Worth? Time vs Money Dilemma

Advanced imaging technology and your future… Where will you be in 5 years?

The future has already arrived. It just isn’t evenly distributed yet. Digital radiography, artificial intelligence, picture archiving and communication systems, computed assisted diagnosis, functional fMri, non-invasive angiography, 4D ultrasound, and 3D mammography are just a few of the newer procedure equipment.  The hybrid equipment has combined modalities utilizing principles of MR, PET, SPECT, CT and Mammography.  Adding to these combinations, molecular imaging, we find an … Continue reading Advanced imaging technology and your future… Where will you be in 5 years?