Posts Categorized: Allied Health Professionals

Inside the Operating Room: Q&A with UPMC Surgical Technologists

Header image of three Surgical Technologists in an operating room

Did you know that you don’t need to be a surgeon to experience the fast-paced and thrilling world of the operating room? Before surgery even begins, surgical technologists play an essential role in preparing the patient for surgery and ensuring that the operation goes as smoothly as possible. But what does it take to be… Read more »

An Integral Part of the Team: Respiratory Therapist Q&A

Janelle P., Respiratory Therapist, UPMC Passavant

Every day, respiratory therapists at UPMC have a life-changing impact. Whether they’re performing diagnostic tests, administering treatments, or educating individuals and their families, respiratory therapists improve our patients’ quality of life, while enjoying a career that is unique and rewarding. Janelle P., a respiratory therapist at UPMC Passavant, agreed to give us an inside look… Read more »

Histotechnology: A Patient-Centered Approach

Can I let you in on a secret? On my way to becoming a Lead Histotechnologist at UPMC Presbyterian, I’ve learned that the significance of lab work extends far beyond the daily pathology, policy adherence, and procedures. Simply put, every biopsy and surgical specimen that my team processes belongs to someone’s loved one. Keeping this… Read more »