Local

April 25, 2014

Lab staff work to provide answers

lab3
Airman 1st Class Alex Gaheton (left), 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Bush, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician student, conduct daily maintenance on a chemistry analyzer April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Medical laboratory technician students earn 53 Community College of the Air Force credits during their training. Nellis AFB has a 100 percent graduation rate and a 96 percent pass rate to become a nationally certified medical laboratory technician, which is the highest pass rate in the Air Force.

 
lab4
Maj. (Dr.) Joe Restivo, 99th Medical Support Squadron chief of anatomic pathology, evaluates a breast cancer specimen, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The anatomic pathology section works as a team with surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists to provide optimal care for Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center cancer patients.

 
lab6
Loretta Sobczak, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, analyzes a post vasectomy semen specimen, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The lab conducts approximately 24 post vasectomy specimen tests per month. The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists has awarded accreditation to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. During the accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records and overall management.

 
lab2
Amy Birden, 99th Medical Support Squadron phlebotomist, prepares to draw blood from a patient, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The blood drawing section of the lab takes care of approximately 400 patients per day.

 
Lab1
Master Sgt. Sarah Nicolace, 99th Medical Support Squadron lead transfusion services technician, verifies patient information on a sample tube April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center uses approximately 42 pints of blood per month and takes care of 25 patients per month that receive various blood products.

 
lab5
Senior Airman Timothy Eikom, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, uses a reagent strip for urinalysis April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Test results can be used along with other diagnostic information to rule out certain disease states and to determine if microscopic analysis is needed.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
square

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintaine...
 
 

CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

WASHINGTON — The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in Arlington, Virginia April 2. During his speech, Welsh addressed many topics and issues in today’s Air Force, including hitting the “reset button.” “For the last couple of years what we have...
 
 

Ten seconds later, that picture still exists

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included. “Hey, don’t worry! It’ll be fine; all of the pictures I send disappear after 10 seconds. That’s how Snapchat works.” While many teenagers only share their silly, cross-eyed, quadruple-chinned faces with friends, there are a...
 

 

Becoming stronger through failure

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Failing the Air Force physical training test was my greatest fear since joining the military. It is embarrassing to admit recently that fear came to fruition, but what I have learned through that failure has become one of my greatest strengths. After failing, I definitely felt like a weak...
 
 

‘Eye’ see you

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Lisa Winkelman, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, simulates taking a vision test at the Optometry Clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. Getting an eye exam is important to ensure eye vision and pressure is good and in the normal range. For...
 
 

Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, and was introduced by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day in the U.S. Across the Air Force today, installations are taking aggressive strides...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin