From: L. Collins <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wed, May 26, 2010 12:09:46 PM
Subject: Re: RVT
Now *that's* the best news I've heard all year!
On Wed, 26 May 2010 10:44:07 -0400, Nathalie Garbani <[log in to unmask]
>as a FYI there will be no "re-testing" on physics!!! just on the technical
>credentials for your specialty(ies).
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>From: "Elaine Erickson" <[log in to unmask]
>To: <[log in to unmask]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:56 PM
>Subject: Re: RVT
>I was cruising through the Flownet to investigate rumors for ARDMS
>recertification requirements and read a few posts about RVTs lack of
>recognition and a potential perception of
something less than a sonographer.
> I have been both; from babies, to biliary, to breasts, to bilateral upper
>and lower extremity; I have scanned much of whatever ultrasound renders
>itself useful. I hold ARDMS credentials in vascular and abdomen. I take
>the greatest pride in my role as an RVT.
>I hold my RVT credential as one of my most valuable acquisitions over the
>course of my life and I know what it took to get there. And I know I had
>support and encouragement along the way for which I am ever grateful (Dr.
>Schneider). I really don't care what anyone calls me, as long as I am
>sought with confidence by the physician who recognizes my skills and wants
>me to look at his/her patient and tell them what I see. Really, is there
>any better way to convey acknowledgment than that?
>And if there is a lack of appreciation, I feel that
the general unawareness
>of our careers leaves us in good company; the Physician Assistants. At
>least the unaware public believes that I have some technical ability; while
>many believe that a PA is less than a nurse. A patient a few weeks ago was
>left with the impression that a PA is like an administrative assistant for
>the doctors. They help to keep them organized and mop up their messes.
>And I am against the recertification, just for the record. Sorry, Joe. But
>I hate tests, especially when it contains the word: physics.
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