Special to Atmore News
Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) announced Monday, February 5, Julie Lane, R.T. (R) ARRT – Radiology Technologist, was awarded ACH’s Lifesaver Award which is presented to employees whose actions prevent a potential life-threatening deterioration in the condition of a patient, visitor, or fellow employee.
“Julie made a potential life-saving catch for one of her patients,” ACH Administrator Brad Lowery said. “Her actions led to a brain bleed being detected while performing a CT scan for a facial trauma.”
According to hospital officials, Lane contacted the radiologist, who confirmed Lane’s catch, and then requested the patient’s physician order an additional CT scan for the patient’s brain. The patient was diagnosed with a brain bleed and transferred to a stroke center for a higher level of care.
“This was a great catch and without Julie’s early detection, could have caused a delay in the patient’s care and transfer,” said Ashley Strawbridge, Patient Safety and Employee Health Manager. “We thank Julie for providing quality patient care and quickly responding and coordinating treatment with multiple departments and doctors.”