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RTCC Meeting in Sacramento - October 29, 2014

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Did you know at the last Radiologic Technology Certification Committee (RTCC) meeting a motion passed to recommend allowing any non RTs to operate ALL fluoroscopy equipment? This includes in the OR and CATH Labs! You can help maintain California's high standards and protect our patients by joining the CSRT at the RTCC Meeting on October 29, 2014 in Sacramento. Radiologic Technologists need to stand up for radiation safety and the safety of our patients and co-workers.

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Teri currently works at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, a level 3 trauma center in Visalia, California. This 581 bed hospital with 3,600 employees is located in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley. Visalia is known as the Jewel of the Valley with a population of approximately 121,000. Teri lives 35 miles from the gate of the Sequoia and Kings National Forrest. The General Sherman Tree which sits in the Sequoia National Forest is famous for being the largest known living single stem tree on earth!

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