During this Medical Lab Professionals Week, we’re going to hear from one of our very own lab technicians, Annie Kovatch, RN, on how they affect the emergency care experience. Keep reading to learn more.
Q: How does the lab impact the patient’s emergency care experience?
A: I am able to facilitate their care and help the physician decide, alongside the patient, what is the best treatment plan. At Golden Triangle Emergency Center, our lab is vital in ensuring patients are diagnosed and treated quickly. This means they can be sent home and on their way to feeling better faster than at a traditional emergency room.
Q: What made you want to be a lab professional?
A: I was interested by the correlation between sickness and the way the body handles it on its own. I enjoy getting to look deeper into what is making the person sick and how I can help make them better.
Q: What’s a typical day in the lab look like for you?
A: We usually see a significant amount of patients coming to us in hopes of a diagnosis due to their primary care physician being unable to resolve their problems, or a patient is unable to find someone to help them. Occasionally, we get patients with serious, even life-threatening ailments that need immediate medical attention. We’re also able to take care of occupational health and work accidents, which is very rewarding and interesting.
Q: What’s it like working at a freestanding emergency room, like Golden Triangle Emergency Center?
A: I love working at Golden Triangle Emergency Center. The comradery and the ability to bond and develop relationships with our patients is my favorite part. Before, while at a large trauma center, we were all so busy we didn’t have time to spend with the patient and learn about their medical history. Having the opportunity to spend time getting to know our patients is a great advantage to working at a freestanding emergency center.
Golden Triangle Emergency Center provides no-wait, personable and accessible emergency care in an upscale, concierge-level facility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our team uses the most advanced technology available, including X-Ray, Ultrasound and CT Scanner, to diagnose and treat our patients as effectively as possible.
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