The Next 3 Years: My Point Proven →
thenext3years: “A dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients, UK researchers say in The Lancet. Doctors previously thought the Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria could only be caught from water and soil. But hospitals around the world may now…
The Next 3 Years: Trauma HBL Thoracic Spine →
thenext3years: Exposure Factors When is was in my final year as a student one of the trauma rads showed me this amazing long timed, manual exposure for thoracic spines on trolleys. Amazingly, it also works for patients on the bucky too. 80kV 80mA 2000ms 160mAs - on Casette - in Grid It sounds awful….
taillights-fadingeast: I love my degree, the people I’ve met through it, the places I’ve been. The possibilites post grad, the pathways I can take, the fact that everyday is different and presents with a challenge and mostly the fact that I already love what I do.
Whenever I get to leave the department
When the class hypertalker tries to over talk our...
Trying to figure out that whole LPO RPO LAO RAO...
firstruleofradclub: Beginning of our first semester Now
The Next 3 Years: Open Reduction Internal Fixation... →
thenext3years: Surgical Cases requiring X-Ray Guidance Trauma and Orthopaedics (The Glorified Carpenters) Difficulty: Easy (Extremities) / Medium (Humerus, Shoulder, Elbow) - Open Reduction = Means that the patient will be ‘opened up’ by the surgeon via a surgical incision to reduce (put the bones back to…
The Next 3 Years: Iodinated Contrast Reaction →
thenext3years: It’s 11pm. A patient is referred from the Acute Medical Unit for a CTPA scan for ?PE. We go through the usual checks of are you allergic to iodine etc. and ask him if he’s ever had a reaction to X-Ray Contrast Dye before. He indicates no. So we get a Doctor down from the ward to cover the… The lesson of radiography and life in general. No matter how many times you...
First on call shift tonight!
Im undertaking my first ever over night on call shift tonight. My department doesnt have night shifts during the week so the onus is on you to get physically called in for urgent cases. Ie. Go to bed, get called in, do your patient then go back home and the cycle continues! Which basically limits sleeping time but you can’t stay up all night because if you don’t get called in you still have to...
The Boring World Of Niels Bohr: Student or slave? →
theboringworldofnielsbohr: My department is always busy, but recently it has been even busier than usual. Staffing levels are stretched to the bare minimum, with a single radiographer often left to run two busy rooms by themselves. When students are there, we help out to the best of our abilities. I feel confident… Yikes! Sadly this is not an uncommon experience for many students. You...
Society of Radiographers Rep
thenext3years: So I got asked today whether I wanted to be the SoR Industrial Relations Rep for my hospital today. Apparently they asked around and a few people mentioned my name as someone who would be good at the job! So looks like tomorrow I’ll become the SoR IR Rep! Wow! Congratulations Jamie! That’s fantastic news! You’ll do a wonderful job in that position!
My final reviewed results are in...
I am proud to report that I will be graduating WITH Honours come graduation in May this year for the class of 2012. I am officially going to be having BRadMedImg (Hons) on the end of my name. AWESOMESAUCE!!!