News | Radiology Business | April 25, 2017

Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Toshiba Medical Safety FiRsT Grant Program

Third annual program provides funding to improve or expand technologist safety

Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Toshiba Medical Safety FiRsT Grant Program

April 25, 2017 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation and Toshiba Medical have teamed up again to help improve technologist safety in radiology with the third annual Safety FiRsT grant program.

The Safety FiRsT program awards two ASRT members a grant of up to $7,000 each for the implementation of a radiologic technology safety program or creative idea aimed at improving technologist safety. The winning facilities will then implement the program and share best practices.

In 2016, the winners used the funds to promote radiologic technology safety through the purchase of a lifting device for a hospital in Harford, Conn., and walkers and wheelchairs made of non-magnetic materials for safety in a magnetic resonance (MR) suite in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

“The Safety FiRsT program grants help facilities to ensure the safety of their technologists and meet their business needs simultaneously,” said ASRT Foundation Chairman of the Board Georgia Hitzke, R.T.(R)(M). “Assistance that helps purchase new equipment for technologists, create new programs or implement other inventive ideas to improve safety allows the facilities to focus on providing the highest-quality care.”

Eligible facilities are encouraged to apply by completing an application here. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

The ASRT Foundation and Toshiba Medical Safety FiRsT grants are funded by a grant from Toshiba Medical.

For more information: www.asrt.org

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