I don't usually get involved (just read and enjoy everything everyone sends)
but this time I had to have a say. Perhaps some might call it getting up on
my soapbox, but I think my time in the profession has earned me that right..
Why join SVT? Aside from all of the good reasons everyone has been
mentioning, I think of one thing. Where would we be, as in "vascular
technology professionals" if it were not for SVT and the battles that have
been fought for each and every one of us and for this field. I don't think
we would have a profession if it were not for what SVT has done. I don't
at all feel that the price of membership is too much. That money has really
worked for us as have the many dedicated individuals who have worked through
SVT (formerly SNIVT) for this field. Think of what we have that we wouldn't
if it weren't for SVT.....the R.V.T., in large part ICAVL, education, to
name just a few things. It also provides us with a common ground, a network
of associates. Through SVT we have learned about Medicare coding,
compliance and reimbursement and had a lot of help fighting the battles.
Perhaps the outcomess weren't as we wanted but what would they have been if
there had been noone there for us. We have so many to thank for what we
have been able to learn and to accomplish. I, for one, have always been
proud to be a member of SVT.
Thanks for the opportunity to say what I feel.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Cooper" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Why join SVT? I mean really.
> Being the devil's advocate, the employees and co-workers I have talked to
about this subject, say: the cost of membership is the deterrant. Usually
it is an out of pocket expense although in the good ole days, membership was
covered by a few of my past employers as was renewal of RVT license. The
above are the reasons my employees have given when I've been trying to
convince them that they should all be members. I've been a member myself
since around 1985 and enjoy the journal and yes, I actually learn a few
things by reading the articles.
> Kathy Cooper RN, RVT
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