10:00 - 10:50
Making the Impossible Possible:
Development of Cognent and Obtainable Goal Setting in Radiation Oncology.
Charles M. Washington, MBA, R.T.(T), FASRT, ARRT
Administrator, Radiation Oncology
Developing a Radiation Oncology practice is at best a challenging and difficult task and many administrators and chiefs put in an abundant amount of effort to ensure their practice thrives and delivers the level of care intended to patients. Having clear objectives and goals are critical in implementing the right strategies at the right time, making the operations smooth and manageable. This presentation will explore development of objectives and goal setting strategies in preparation for a successful delivering appropriate care as designed. An exploration of both strategic and tactical tools will be discussed as well as both philosophical and practical points to consider.
1:00 - 1:50
The Art and Care of Treating Pediatric Patients Under Anesthesia
Jeff Levinson, R.T.(R)(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
The purpose of this course is to address the challenges involved with pediatric positioning under anesthesia as well as discussing the consequential emotional impact of such treatments on the therapy staff. The focus will be improving treatment techniques by utilizing creative simulation practices in addition to unique anatomic manipulation throughout the treatment course in order to maintain reproducible setups. The attendees will be shown a variety of imaging examples such as daily cone beam CT that will demonstrate the benefit of these methods.Other topics will include approaches aimed at reducing patient anxiety and the emotional effecton the therapist as a result of treating pediatric cancer patients.