Jeff Killion, PhD, RT(R)(QM), and James Johnston, PhD, RT(R)(CV)
*Asssistant Professor, Department of Radiologic Science, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.
†Asssistant Professor, Department of Radiologic Science, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Address correspondence to: Jeff Killion, PhD, RT(R)(QM), Assistant Professor, Department of Radiologic Science, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darkroom disease, multiple chemical sensitivity, and latex allergies can cost healthcare facilities thousands of dollars and potentially more. One approach to creating an informed workforce and implementing changes to address these health hazards is the use of the Stages of Change Model developed by James Prochaska, PhD. It is believed that the steps described in this model can facilitate change within radiology departments to modify their standards and practices, which will help them avoid risking the health of employees, in addition to avoiding the overall cost associated with healthcare problems within the workforce. Although implementing such changes within a department has its own costs, with today’s shortages, the loss of productivity from just 1 radiologic technologist may well pay for such a program.
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