Fall Education for ORNA

November 2, 2019; the first Saturday of November signaling the event of the year and the beginning of Radiology Technology week. This was the 17th Annual Radiology Education Day. Our event could not be held without our vendor support from GE Medical, Bard, The Ohio Radiology Nursing Association (ORNA), and support from the University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC) Department of Radiology.

Our six credit ASRT day started with a review of population health screening programs in the UHC health system by Les Ciacibello RT (R). He reviewed popular screening programs in the department including calcium screening. In particular, attention was directed to lung cancer screening outcomes and program inclusions.

Natalie Talboo PA shares the ortho/radiology interaction.

The program continued with Natalie Talboo PA on abnormal healing in Ortho cases. In addition, the importance of imaging studies was shared. As always, numerous questions were shared about the presentation by the audience.

The morning sessions concluded with the review of radiation oncology by Dr. I sheesh bye. This interactive lecture shared the beginnings of radiation in college he along with cutting-edge treatments including proton therapy. This lecture for generated a great amount of interest from the audience.

Dr. Tyler Olsen shares communication tips.

After a wonderful box lunch, the day continued with a presentation by Dr. Tyler Olsen from Cuyahoga Community College. He discussed best communication practices in radiology. The audience gained a better understanding of why conflict occurs in the workplace; particularly in healthcare settings. He also shared modes of communication and what approaches work best in certain situations. Emphasis was placed on how to move from conflict to more constructive and cognitive conflict as well as learning basic communication strategies and skills for navigating conflict.

Sheila Kosmo RT (R) was a first-time presenter at the event. She discussed areas of concern for treatment of patients with special needs. Her firsthand experiences helped the audience to identify patients with special needs as well as interventions on how to better care for the patients with these needs in their department. The presentation resonated with the audience as evidenced by the overwhelming feedback and discussion.

The day concluded with a riveting presentation by Daniel Hunt from the UHC laboratory. He discussed the overlap of medical imaging to laboratory investigations. This presentation was an overview on how radiology laboratory staff can work together so patients receive the specimen testing necessary for the delivery of effective healthcare.


ORNA member, William Fitch RN shares information at the table.

Comments shared by the audience, continued to show the success of this program. The next event will be in the spring with ORNA. Stay tuned for details in future issues. We look forward to seeing you there!   

Program co-sponsor Mike Spohn, MBA, Imaging Account Manager GE Healthcare spends time with ORNA President John Shrewsbury sharing GE radiology Products.

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