Friday, September 11, 2009

Ensemble Cast

While doctors and nurses may be the most visible members of the healthcare team both in the hospital and on TV shows, the fact is many more people contribute to a patient's ER experience.  Secretaries, registration folk, pharmacy techs, RT, and many others play critical and often unrecognized roles.

Our supply manager went on vacation last week, and it's one of those jobs that's easy to overlook when done properly, but impossible to miss when not done right.  Ordering the right amount any of the thousands of items we use every day is no small task.  An ER can be a pretty difficult place to operate if we've run out of blood tubes, or if we have to dig through fifty boxes of gloves to find a foley bag.  Hence, a quick shout-out to all the unsung staff that keep things running smoothly.

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