Below is a summary of Maya’s EHR activity during her four hours in the ED. As a technologist, you are responsible for obtaining and providing test results. This will assist the physician in diagnosing Maya’s condition. Answer the following questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Maya’s healthcare team.
Internet Research: Maya’s results must be obtained quickly. The physician orders a CT Angiography. Which of the following statements are TRUE (T) and which are FALSE (F).
______ Detects enlarged blood vessels in the brain.
______ Evaluate a tumor formed by blood vessels.
______ Test to find abnormal vessels in the brain.
______ Uses x-ray to take pictures of the foot.
______ To find blood clots formed in your leg and traveled to the stomach.
Review Maya’s VPE: The physician has ordered several laboratory tests. Among the tests are: coagulation, lipid panel, complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic panel (BMP). Match the test with the statement about how the test could help determine if a stroke has occurred?
A. A high WBC and ow platelet value indicates a possible infection.
______ Lipid panel
B. High glucose levels could be a factor in her stroke. High potassium levels show an imbalance inside her body.
______ Complete blood count
C. Elevated levels of PT, PTT and INR suggest that her blood is not clotting as it should.
______ Basic metabolic panel
D. High level of total cholesterol and triglycerides can cause plaque to build up in arteries which can cause an ischemic stroke.
Review Maya’s ED EHR: Of the following list of test results, note which are abnormally high (H) and which results are abnormally low (L) as indicated in red or blue? Use “H” for high and “L” for low.