Tuesday, January 13, 2009
What We Do
Many thanks to Kim at Emergiblog for her post on the role of the ER tech. I know we may not contribute a whole lot in the way of life-saving, but the ER tech is often the first to enter the patient's room to help transfer the patient and the last to leave after pulling the IV. We grab blankets for the patients, draw labs and get EKGs for busy nurses, assist doctors with procedures and find whatever it is they're looking for. In the big scheme of things, these are often simple tasks, but I enjoy what I do, learn a lot doing it, and often have a small but significant impact on an patient's care.