Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Roles of Different Health Care Providers
Slide content:Ancillary Roles Specialized ancillary staff Radiology and laboratory technicians Nuclear medicine technicians Sonographers Other ancillary service providers Physical and occupational therapists Speech therapists Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 12
Slide notes:The patient may require diagnostic testing and therefore need the services of specialized ancillary staff such as radiology and laboratory technicians, nuclear medicine technicians, and sonographers. Other ancillary service providers include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics may make contact with patients outside of the primary care clinic or help transport them from the primary care clinic to the emergency room if their condition is deemed to be serious enough. 12