Medical Technologists and Technicians

Typically, a majority of patient encounters in health care involves interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. These engagements are often short but essential. Medical technologists and technicians bear a large part of the responsibility for the general outcome of patient care. Yet they are often overlooked. The medical tests you have had done were probably done by a CUPE medical diagnostic technologist or technician.

CUPE's medical technologists and technicians are: biomedical techs, x-ray techs, ultrasound techs, lab techs, nuclear medicine techs, orthopedic techs, combined lab and x-ray techs, cardiovascular techs, pharmacy techs and ECG techs.

CUPE-MedTechMedical Laboratory Technologists Matter! CUPE celebrates National Medical Laboratory Technologists Week – April 20 to 26, 2014.

It is Medical Laboratory Technologists week and it is the perfect time to highlight the important work our members do to provide quality patient care.

Typically a majority of patient encounters in health care involve interactions with medical technologist professionals. Whether working in urban or rural Saskatchewan, Medical Laboratory Technologists are a fundamental component of the health care team.

So during National Medical Laboratory Technologists week, take some time to appreciate the important work these members do every day.

CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council's Diagnostic Medical Technologists and Technicians Committee is bringing awareness to the vital role that these medical professionals perform on a daily basis. Check out our new poster campaign and watch for it in the halls of a health care facility near you.

"The article has been changed to better reflect the nature of National Medical Laboratory Technologists Week. We value the work of all our medical laboratory technologists, and we apologize if our original story failed to recognize this is a distinct week for the celebration of Medical Laboratory techs."

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