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AFSC Spotlight: Meet Maj. Tikia Wright

AFSC Spotlight: Maj. Tikia Wright

Maj. Tikia Wright, chief of laboratory services and infection preventionist with the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, has served in the U. S. Air Force for three years. Her hometown is Shreveport, Louisiana, and she loves crafting. As the infection preventionist, she ensures that the 72nd Medical Group staff is wearing the correct personal protection equipment, that the clinic is stocked with proper PPE, hand sanitizer is distributed throughout the clinic and ensuring infection is not passed between staff members and patients. Wright loves the lab and says, "without the lab, you're only guessing." The lab is able to provide results for the doctors and PAs to be able to determine a diagnosis.

AFSC Spotlight: Maj. Tikia Wright

Maj. Tikia Wright, chief of laboratory services and infection preventionist with the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, has served in the U. S. Air Force for three years. Her hometown is Shreveport, LA, and she loves crafting. Some of her team's main duties are bringing samples into the lab and running influenza tests on their analyzer. If it is determined to possibly be COVID, it is processed and shipped to the epidemiology lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. As the infection preventionist, she ensures that the 72nd Medical Group staff is wearing the correct personal protection equipment, that the clinic is stocked with proper PPE, hand sanitizer is distributed throughout the clinic and ensuring infection is not passed between staff members and patients. Wright loves the lab, providing the quote, "without the lab, you're only guessing." The lab is able to provide results for the doctors and PAs to be able to determine a diagnosis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White)

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AFSC Spotlight: Meet Maj. Tikia Wright

Major Wright, chief of laboratory services and infection preventionist with the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, has served in the U. S. Air Force for three years. Her hometown is Shreveport, Louisiana, and she loves crafting. As the infection preventionist, she ensures that the 72nd Medical Group staff is wearing the correct personal protection equipment, that the clinic is stocked with proper PPE, hand sanitizer is distributed throughout the clinic and ensuring infection is not passed between staff members and patients. Wright loves the lab and says, "without the lab, you're only guessing." The lab is able to provide results for the doctors and PAs to be able to determine a diagnosis.