COVID-19 Updates and Educator Resources
Important Update from AEIRS Board of Directors
It has been an extraordinary month or so as the United States and the world are facing historic challenges related to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. With many of our members under self-quarantine and shelter-in-place orders, it is imperative that we stay connected with one another. The Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Board of Directors understands the difficulties educators and medical professionals are facing with the expanding consequences of the pandemic. We applaud your efforts in continuing to educate imaging and radiologic science students and caring for the increasing number of patients during these challenging times. Our thoughts are with our members and their families during this time of uncertainty as the pandemic evolves.
As we continue to carry on in these unprecedented times, we are reaching out to let you know we are standing with you as fellow educators. Many educational programs have not adapted to online learning, so some colleagues would welcome advice from those that have the experience of online/distance learning. As resources have been announced, we have shared the information with our membership and posted the information on the AEIRS website (AEIRS.org). We will continue sharing information through our website, publications, emails, and social media that can help support our peers as educators. As a valued member of AEIRS, we promise to keep you informed on updates and resources that can help with this educational journey!
At this time, we are still hoping to host a face-to-face 2020 Annual Meeting in Madison, WI. While no final decisions have been made, we will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, the advice of the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and be in touch with our membership as time progresses. Since we have not made a decision at this point, we have extended the early registration deadline from May 1st to May 31st.
Together we can learn from one another, support each other, and make a difference as we adapt to effective teaching in this current environment. Please continue to connect with one another through AEIRS Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as the ASRT Communities. Thank you again for your dedication to our profession. Stay healthy and safe…keep on keeping on!
AEIRS Board of Directors
ASRT Resources for Radiologic Technologists and Students
Click on the link for Resources provided by the ASRT that includes a free Infection Control Course, a free EZ compliance Module and Resources, Handwashing Posters, and several student and educator resources.
Join the ASRT Communities to see shared resources by other educators.
SDMS Provides Free Educational Content to Sonography Programs Moving Online
For Immediate Release
Plano, Texas – In response to the challenges faced by sonography educational programs in moving their programs online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is pleased to announce that it is giving the sonography community complimentary access to over 100 SDMS Registry Review Series videos through December 31, 2020.
Don Kerns, JD, CAE, the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the SDMS and the SDMS Foundation stated, “Our goal is to help reduce the burden on sonography educators to create online content for their students. With more than 107 hours of video content in the SDMS Registry Review Series, sonography educators may supplement their existing material while guaranteeing a robust educational experience for their students.”
Videos are available in these areas:
Abdominal Sonography, including Superficial Structures
Adult Cardiac Sonography
Fetal Cardiac Sonography
Obstetric and Gynecologic Sonography
Pediatric Cardiac Sonography
Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
*Limited availability - more videos are under development and will be added as they become available
Sonography educational programs may provide the course link directly to their students or incorporate the course link into their learning management system. Additionally, through the end of 2020, recent graduates and certified sonographers may use the SDMS Registry Review Series videos free of charge to study for any sonography certification exam.
While neither SDMS membership nor purchase of the associated SDMS Registry Review Series books is required to access the videos, no SDMS CME credit is available for completion of the videos through this special program.
For more information and to access the SDMS Registry Review Series videos, please visit: https://www.sdms.org/sdms-response-to-sonographer-educator-needs/
RSNA's On-Demand COVID-19 Preparedness Webinar
As radiology departments across the country prepare for and respond to COVID-19 cases, RSNA directs you to the on-demand webinar, Radiology Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Review Panel, which is now available on YouTube and in RSNA's Online Learning Center.
This important webinar discusses COVID-19 strategies, including preparedness, policy, and response for radiology departments. There's also a Q&A session that answers timely questions.
*NOTE: Participants interested in earning CME credit should watch the webinar in RSNA's Online Learning Center
Accreditation and Designation Statements:
The RSNA designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.