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Proposed Standards Revision that Relate to Fluoroscopy and CT Services
The Joint Commission is revising standards to better address risks related to the provision of fluoroscopy and CT in the Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs.

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Did You Know...We Make House Calls?
Do you need specialized training to meet the CME needs of your practice physicians and technical staff? Our Ultrasound Faculty, Virlene Guzman, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, can create customizable course specifically for you and your staff and bring the course right to your front door! This week Virlene is on the road to South Texas to perform 3 different courses at 2 different hospitals. Call or click to find out how we can create a course just for you.

You Can:
  • Customize Your Ultrasound Training
  • Get all Physicians on same CME schedule
  • Eliminate Travel Cost
  • Prevent Practice Interruption
  • Avoid Rescheduling Patients
  • Get CME on Your Schedule
  • Save Time and Money
To learn more about On-Site Training click here.

Private Tutorial Dates for End of May and June Available
Our faculty has several May and June dates available for private Ultrasound tutorials. Can't make a scheduled class? We can design according to your practice requirements. To see what dates we have available for Private Tutorials click here.

5th Annual Student Forum Was A Huge Success!
AHEC held its 5th Annual Student Forum for Houston Area graduating radiography students on April 18, 2018. The students were treated to free expert advice on resume writing, cleaning up their social media, test taking tips and competed in radiography jeopardy! We love helping future professionals!

Industry News

GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should be Able to Turn People Away
Huffington Post
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) proposed recently that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down.

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Proposition for Safe Patient/Nurse Ratios
Health System Management
What is the ideal number? Recent weeks and months have seen nurses attempt to unionize and in some cases walk off the job due to concerns over numerous staffing-related issues.

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Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and Verbal Violence Against Health Care Workers
The Joint Comission
"I've been bitten, kicked, punched, pushed, pinched, shoved, and spat upon," says Lisa Tenney, RN, of the Maryland Emergency Nurses Association. "I have been bullied and called very ugly names. I've had my life, the life of my unborn child, and of my other family members threatened, requiring security escort to my car."

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New Database Measures Safety of Implantable Devices in MR Imaging
Radiology Business
A streamlined database detailing protocol for scanning patients with a variety of implanted devices could be changing radiologists' efficiency and confidence for the better, according to research out of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.

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Study Shines Light on Alternative Medical Imaging Techniques
With a thin probe and a burst of microwaves, doctors can eradicate cancer cells without opening up a patient for surgery.

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Advanced Hackers Infect X-Ray Machines in Healthcare Espionage
Yet another hacker crew has been battering the healthcare industry in recent months. But rather than just aim for the PCs, its also gotten footholds on the computers controlling X-Ray, MRI and other medical machines.

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Ultrasound Tip of the Month
For pelvic ultrasounds in the ED on non-OB patients, the CPT code from 2017 to 2018 have changed to include a required measurement of the bladder. If using CPT code 76856 it states "total examination...includes...bladder measurement." Facilities are reporting denials for reimbursement without the measurement.

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