Student Name: Mr. W. Daryle Heath
Title: Radiology Leadership during a Disaster Event
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Author(s): Wayne T. Stockburger, FAHRA,JD,MBA,RT(R), Randy J. Hill, BGS, RT(R), CRA, and Peter C. McCormack, MHSA, RT(R), CRA
Source/Date of Publication: Radiology Management: The Journal of AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management.
Summary Statement (1-2 sentences):
This article evaluated the role leadership played in the efficient handling of patients through the radiology department following the mass casualty event that resulted from the shootings at Fort Hood Texas. The article not only discusses the role of the leader during the event, but also the observations and lessons learned following the event and the core management of training, and coping mechanisms.
Findings in Article (one paragraph):
This article does an outstanding job of describing the role of leadership in crisis situations and the skills needed to support the staff after the incident. Radiology leadership is not only involved in managing the imaging needs of the trauma victims, but also in coordinating the clerical staff to ensure patient identification is obtained. The needs of the patients not associated with the event are also the responsibility of the radiology leadership. The author explains how important the visibility of management is to the staff, not only in the terms of supervision, but to also show support of the individuals that are taking care of the trauma victims in a professional manner. The article mentions several times that the responsibility of leadership is not just to direct, but to lead by example, this builds confidence in the staff by showing that leadership is willing to be there for them and support them as they perform their job duties. This article emphasizes the role of the servant leaders and describes the rules of management that incorporate coaching, skill assessment,...