Paige Burkhardt, MSRS, RPA/R.R.A., RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)
- email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Place of employment Wellspan Medical Group/York Hospital & Apple Hill Outpatient Center
- Lecture title – “Patient Care & Safety: Taking Pride and Ownership in Your Work”
- Lecture objectives/outline –
-Pride and Ownership: The perils of providing high quality, consistent work to the radiologist to optimize the ability to diagnose the patient. Objective: Providing students and established technologists with a checklist to obtain consistently high-quality exams while fulfilling a sense of pride and ownership for their work.
-The 3 C’s in a Positive Patient Experience; Care, Communication, and Compassion. Objective: Provide students and established technologists with a clear understanding of how to provide a positive experience for each and every patient they interact with.
-Patient Safety: Do No Harm!
Objective: Provide students and established technologists with criteria to ensure they are always keeping patient care and safety at the forefront of their actions. Technologists and imaging staff should always strive to leave their patients better than they found them.
BIO: Greetings to all! My name is Paige Burkhardt. I graduated from x-ray school in 2003. I immediately transitioned into MRI upon graduation. I worked as an MRI technologist for just under 20 years before going back to school for my Masters in Radiology and Radiologist Assistant Certificate. I graduated from Weber State University in 2021 and took a job with Wellspan Medical Group in York, PA, which also where I did my clinical internship as an RA student. I currently rotate between the hospital and outpatient imaging center and perform general fluoro, NG tube placement, joint injections and aspirations, HSG’s, spinal taps, myelograms, US guided thyroid and lymph node biopsies, paracentesis and thoracentesis.