I love knowing that when I go to work I am going to make a difference in someone’s life. Helping patients get through a scan is a feeling of fulfillment. In my experience, I have come to know that listening to their needs and explaining the procedure helps comfort the patients that are scared and/or in pain.
Being a technologist can be a tough job. When you see the children that are sick, it can pull at your heartstrings. As a mother, the emotional empathy has become much more intense. With my four boy’s ages ranging between 8 years to 4 months, I am able to relate and put myself in the parent’s shoes. In the tough situations, I am able to be compassionate and an emotional support to the families and patients.
I am delighted to be here and give the best care in the short of amount of time patients have in CT. The connections I get to make with the families and patients on a daily basis, and gaining their trust to help in the diagnosis of the patients ailment. This reminds me every day why I chose to become a technologist, why I chose to be at Cincinnati Children’s.
Contributed by Sally Stacey (Spec Tech-CT) and edited by Glenn Miñano, BFA.