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Does Your Manager Know Ultrasound?

I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to put a manager over an ultrasound department when they have absolutely no ultrasound background.  Not only is that manager set up for failure but the employees who are frustrated will feel as if they are not appreciated which can turn a department into…

Let’s Talk About Change

Every organization endures periods of change. Maybe it’s due to reorganization or perhaps you had to replace a departing superstar or cut your team because of budgetary constraints. The reason for the change doesn’t matter if a crucial element is missing: trust. Without trust, avenues of communication experience gridlock. Collaboration ends up stifled and stilted.…

Is Right Wrong? No Just Indifferent

I have been a right handed sonographer for over fifteen years. I started out doing general and cross trained into cardiac. I have never sat down and scanned I have always stood up while the patient laid on their left side and their whole body was as close to me as possible and the machine…

Travel Sonographer’s Encounter Drama Llama’s

My last blog was about what to expect with Travel Sonography so today I want to go into more about how to treat and how your treated when you go into a facility during your travel job. We are taught at a young age to “treat people how you want to be treated” but I…

Travel Sonographers Take The High Road

 Being a traveling sonographer is not for everyone.  You may elect to take long or short term assignments and have the flexibility to take time off when you want to .  I have completed two travel positions for hospitals, this by far does not make me an expert on travel sonography I just wanted to share my…

Where Did All The Transporter’s Go!?

Does anyone remember when you had a transporter to go get your patient’s from the floor and bring them down and take them back? What happened to them? Why now are we expected to take a handful of patient orders and an ultrasound machine that weighs a ton and is hard to push and manipulate, only…

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Where Did All The Money Go?

If you’re a sonographer working on old aged ultrasound equipment and listening to Doctor’s day in and day out complain about what they are reading, then you know what I mean when I say “where does all the money go.” It’s not in the budget this year but maybe next year. I think most will…

“No Offense”

    Have you noticed how easily offended our society has become? It’s embarrassing really. Seemingly overnight we’ve become an over-sensitive, finger pointing society who whines about everything.  We’ve lost the ability to turn the other cheek and instead feel the need to personally right every perceived wrong committed against us. I can’t throw many…

Sonographers Work Hard For Their Money

Has anyone seen the 2018 SDMS recently released Sonographer Salary Reports? ? I love when these reports come out, here’s why. I was working for a cardiology office as a Technical Director, and we were currently looking to hire another Sonographer and the practice administrator of the office, Alex (named changed for future book purposes),…

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