September 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm #1811
Obviously the chatter would have to be incorporated in to the art of positioning!!😁
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm #1813Beverley ScraggKeymaster
Julie, yes I’ve altered my practice as digital mammography came in; I never used to bother for the CC views (top-to-bottom pics, y’all) but I do now for the whole lot. However, if I’m chatting to someone and they’re chatting back, I find my incredibly English-let’s-be-polite culture comes to the fore and i’m waiting for them to finish before I interrupt and ask them to hold their breath.
Terribly awkward when their breast is under compression, mind.
Radiographer, Mammographer, Gamer, Scout...... & MUM!!September 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm #1815
Chatter..could include public health messages? Anyone brave enough? How do you do it?September 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm #1817RedKeymaster
Oh noo!! It is hard enough as it is. How about, leaflets and posters on display? Be nice to have a coffee and chat area.. ?! I feel is hard sometimes to give some ladies the extra time they need.
I agree is an opportunity Shaheeda that maybe we don’t fully utilise 🤔
KerrySeptember 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm #1819Geraldine ShiresKeymaster
What sort of messages? I would think some clients could take things very personally so could be tricky!September 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm #1821
Can mammographers predict which clients would prefer a chat or non chat?
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm #1823LeslieKeymaster
It’s what AHPs are supposed to be doing now, Geraldine. Making every Contact Count
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm #1825RedKeymaster
Sorry I meant to say Julie, it is hard following the forum on my phone
KerrySeptember 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm #1827
Health message can be totally breast related..I can ask..Do you know how to check for what is normal for you? and give a leaflet. We have leaflets about cervical and bowel screening as well. Maybe we could share public health messages next time here?September 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm #1829
Public health messages could include info about smears, i have been asked many times regarding frequency of cervical smears and who to contact? Any of the other breastscreening staff bbeen asked?
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm #1831LeslieKeymaster
I think these sorts of Public Health messages are much more appropriate than raising issues about weight and smoking which is what has been suggested
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm #1833
Kerry..you did brill.. We are newish to this form of chatting. Usually you can reply to a comment..but I have not been able to tonightSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm #1835
Yes definately Kerry we should have posters and leaflets so we can ATLEAST direct the clients
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm #1837Geraldine ShiresKeymaster
Yes I agree, much easier than talking about weight etc!September 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm #1839Beverley ScraggKeymaster
Gosh ,yes, Public Health messages too. Good call there, Shaheeda, I recall being asked that question myself! Leaflets to hand out would be helpful, and I really should know my onions when it comes to other forms of screening.
Radiographer, Mammographer, Gamer, Scout...... & MUM!!
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