cbc/ lipid profile
November 23, 2009 11:37pm CST
are they the same?? hahahaaha (just for laughs)! i am a medical technologist and i worked at our clinical laboratory here in my province. as medical technologist we worked with the medical doctors and nurses... i have been working for two years, for then those years till n i just had a phone call conversation with a newbie nurse from the ward asking " ma'am, IS CBC AND LIPID PROFILE THE SAME ??"" covering my mouth holding my sense of humour with pity towards the nurse i respectfully said no!" yet i cant seem to keep it by myself i shared it with my colleauges inside the laboratory.. sad to know that there is still nurses that does not know what CBC and Lipid Profile is?
9 Dec 09
Haha! That is just sad...how did that nurse answer the licensure exam? At least, she really asked someone who knows and got corrected, rather than leaving his/her doubts and giving the wrong information to patients. I'm an RN, and it's funny that I've a somewhat similar encounter with a medical technologist. She asked me "How do I get a thyroid panel?" And a fellow nurse also asked if BPPV (for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is a medically accepted acronym, after having asked the receiving resident who just replied he'd look into it.
11 Dec 09
Thanks MimiRemo!! That is how i wonder how that nurse passed his/her licensure exam. I have a feeling that luck was on his/her way during the examination. I hope that nurse wont make or do any simple yet unacceptable mistakes in his/her work since he/she is dealing with people lives. I hope that nurse will wake up and needs to focus and study more about his/her profession. Because a patients life is at stake if he/she will rely on pure luck!