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When I started x-ray school I had no idea what I was about to ask of my
body. Anyone working as a radiologic technologist knows what I am
talking about. The physical demands of the job can be
overwhelming. Many of my former colleagues have back problems from the
repetitive strain of moving patients and/or equipment. The most common ...
The old adage that it's better to be safe than sorry truly applies to
the necessity of CT scans after a car accident. At times patients thought some
of the trauma doctors were ordering unnecessary scans, but something could have been wrong even though the patient
wasn't experiencing any symptoms at that time. We saw people come from
We are finally settled in our new home and it's time to look for a
job, not something I'm looking forward to. I did my preliminary search
and found one prn CT job and one full time job. I'll apply for both and
see what happens. I have made a friend here who knows the hospital
systems so she'll be very helpful. When I was walking my dog ...
Today was my first day of work with our new EPIC computer system. It is quite a challenge to completely change the way we do all of our computer work. Everything has been modified from charging for contrast to claiming exams to tracking exams. All of the patient information used to be on one or two screens and now I feel like I'm hunting all over ...
Our entire hospital staff have been undergoing training for a new, hospital-wide computer system called Epic. They say it's going to make things easier as all the patient information will be in one system, not several like we use now. We'll have less passwords to remember and the entire patient's medical record will be accessible from this ...
Even though my new schedule has me working more days than I did before, I still have enough time each week to take a short vacation on my days off. This is exactly what my husband and I did this past weekend. We snuck away to a gorgeous beach resort and got some much-needed rest and relaxation. Thankfully, Hurricane Irene bypassed us here ...
I finally had one full week of my new shift. I was so eager to see how I'd feel and where I'd be working. I already feel like I'm back to the land of the living. Getting off at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday allowed me to have dinner with friends just like we used to do each weekend. It was such a treat. I felt like I was skipping school or doing ...
Does reality ever measure up with expectations? We see something and want to buy it hoping it will make us happy. We think if I only had that car or that job then I will have truly arrived. The truth is the happiness and growth comes during the pursuit of what we seek, not in attaining it.
When I was in X-ray school, I wanted a job in CT ...
I have some wonderful news to report. After working 16-hour weekend shifts for the past two years, I have been moved to another shift. I will be working four 10-hour shifts Sunday-Wednesday. I will still get to see my weekend colleagues on Sunday and I may be working in some different areas other than the ER, like outpatient and learning ...
When a trauma comes through the ER it's always a tense situation but when it involves a child the tension is palpable. Last weekend we unfortunately had such a scenario.
There is no joking amongst the nurses and all of the doctors are on their A game. It makes for a very uncomfortable situation for all of us.
Dealing with the family then ...