cbc/ lipid profile

@doniep (99)
Philippines
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?
1 response
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
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.
@doniep (99)
• Philippines
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!
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Yeah. In our field, we should be responsible to continue to educate ourselves on what knowledge and skills we think we lack. Otherwise, our patients and licenses would be at stake. Have a nice day!