A person uses their eyes, ears, and other senses to figure out a mystery. Many may think that a laboratory professional just messes with blood, urine, and poop all day, but we are the senses of the hospital. Without our services, the doctors would be unable to tell what is wrong with their patients. We see that which the doctor cannot see with their naked eyes. When an average person looks at blood, they feel like fainting. When we look at blood in Hematology, we see that your blood count is too low. In Chemistry, we test the serum and tell you more about that patient than the patient may even know about themselves. And while most people might think that urine is just something to clean off the floor in the men’s room, we can break the happy news that a couple is expecting. We are the elves in Santa’s workshop, working furiously to make the magic happen behind the scenes so that the doctor can deliver that critical treatment. When lives are on the line, the laboratory is working furiously to perform critical tasks which can make all the difference between life and death.
Editor - GSSAMT
I attended the GSSAMT Spring Meeting this past weekend in Valdosta, GA. This was truly an exceptional meeting. All of the sessions were interesting, some with a good bit of humor. I find this the easiest and most enjoyable way of getting CEUs.
The Fall GSSAMT Meeting will be held in September in Columbus, GA. We do not know the exact date yet but keep checking the website for the meeting information.
Donna Simmons, MT