30 Ways to Celebrate NRTW

National Radiologic Technology Week 2010 (Nov. 7-13) is just around the corner! To help you celebrate, ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) have joined forces to supply you with great ideas to help you make the most of this special week.

Here are some recommendations to get the juices flowing. Remember, thank a technologist today!

30) Create and distribute press releases to radio, TV and newspapers
29) Present a CE Program for your staff
28) Tours and Open Houses of your facility
27) Health Fairs and Educational Programs
26) Information Booths at career and field-specific events
25) In-service Programs to enhance education efforts
24) Educational videos
23) Go Out Together and network
22) Hold a contest!
21) Hold a “Film Festival” on an important topic
20) Food for Thought–Organize or sponsor a lunch
19) Put Your Department On Display. Show off all your successes!
18) Promote Your Department in creative ways
17) Hit the Airwaves!
16) Speak Up!
15) Tell Others What NRTW Is All About
14) Hold a pizza party for staff!
13) Organize a drawing for prizes such as a dinner for two.
12) Hold a raffle to raise money for a worthy cause.
11) Conduct presentations at interim legislative committee meetings.
10) Set up information booths at city hall or your local community center.
09) Write articles, create letters to the editor and/or write op-ed pieces for local newspapers.
08) Work with internal marketing and/or communications staff to get a mention on the company website announcing the week.
07) Work with communications staff and/or the CEO to send an email to all staff recognizing the start of the week.
06) Request (work with) city or local government to promote NRTW as an official week designated by the city.
05) Change your signature block on emails to include NRTW for the week.
04) Create a fact sheet for patients and caregivers about radiologic technology.
03) Advertise!
02) Use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs to announce what your organization is doing for the week and invite comment and participation.
1)Share Your Own Ideas! Join the ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology Facebook Page to tell us and your colleagues what you are doing to celebrate the week.

This feature was originally produced last year in cooperation with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.