Below is a summary of Maya’s EHR activity during her four hours in the ED. As a laboratory or radiology technologist, you are responsible for obtaining and providing test results to assist the physician in diagnosing Maya’s condition. Using her EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research, answer the questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Maya’s healthcare team.
Review Maya’s VPE: Maya’s results must be obtained quickly. The physician orders a CT scan and an angiography. Explain what information these procedures will provide.
Internet Research: The physician has ordered several laboratory tests. Among the tests are: coagulation, lipid panel, complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic panel (BMP). How do these tests help determine if a stroke has occurred?
Review Maya’s ED EHR: What results are abnormal (as indicated in blue or red)?