Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Digital Radiography brought us many features and most are an improvement from where we were with film. The DR dark side began to show almost immediately upon implementation.


Ultrasound Tip of the Month

Ultrasound Tip of the Month

8 Tips for Ultrasound Guided Femoral Nerve Block First: Ensure no contraindications: coagulopathy, distorted anatomy, dementia/unconscious Second: Do a pre-procedure function exam of the nerve you are about to block Third: Choose the appropriate anesthetic and amount (duration of action, effects) Last: Perform these tips for the procedure: Sterile...

Safeguards 'Overridden' in Vanderbilt Nurse's Medication Error that Led to Patient's Death, Prosecutors Say
Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control

The decision to criminally prosecute a former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who allegedly killed a patient after a medication error is directly linked to the nurse overriding safeguards at a medicine dispensing cabinet, The Tennessean reports.

Patient Dies Hours After Being Turned Away From Wisconsin Hospital
Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control

A patient at a Franklin, Wis., hospital died of heart disease hours after being sent home to wait for a bed to be freed up for him, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.
The New York Times

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors.

MRI is Good First-Line Option in Children with Suspected Acute Appendicitis
Health Imaging

MRI is an effective first option when diagnosing young patients with suspected acute appendicitis, reported authors of single-center study published in Radiology.

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