Chicago 2014 WLP Day 3

2550 A Case-Oriented Review of Clinical Chemistry
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 6.5 CMLE Credits

Roger L. Bertholf, PhD
Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point of Care Testing; Professor of Pathology, University of Florida College of Medicine/Jacksonville, FL

Attend this workshop to refresh and expand your chemistry knowledge. Patients presenting with generalized or ambiguous symptoms are a dilemma for medical staff. In chemistry, your role in patient care is crucial, especially since test results contribute essential information to the diagnosis. Gain the information that you need to communicate abnormal results and/or teach colleagues, as you become familiar with respiratory, renal, hepatic, and cardiac disease states. Focus will be on the pathophysiology of the disease, the relevant clinical methods, and the application of laboratory data to the diagnosis. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate the integration of laboratory tests with an understanding of disease processes. To challenge your knowledge, you will have the opportunity to suggest appropriate tests, pose differential diagnoses, and interpret laboratory data.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Describe the physiology of the respiratory system, as well as the laboratory methods to assess respiratory function.
  • Explain renal anatomy and function and appropriate clinical tests.
  • Describe the use of biochemical markers for metastatic disease, including their specificity and value for detecting recurrent disease.
  • Discuss cardiac physiology, cardiac markers, and the most up-to-date methods for the triage and evaluation of chest pain.

“By far one of the most interesting and captivating seminars I have ever attended. The speaker was both knowledgeable and engaging. I would strongly recommend this workshop.”

Hemostasis in the Clinical Laboratory
8:30am - 4:30pm    6.5 CMLE Credits
Sr. IT Technical Specialist, LabCorp, Lakeland, FL

Enhance your knowledge and problem-solving skills in the coagulation laboratory. You will hear a thorough discussion on hemostasis issues frequently encountered in the routine clinical laboratory, including variables in laboratory testing, tips for interpreting test results, and new coagulation testing procedures and equipment. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate the common and unusual hemostatic problems that occur in the routine clinical laboratory setting.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Discuss examples of inherited and acquired hemostatic disorders such as von Willebrand’s Disease, lupus anticoagulants, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
  • Explain anticoagulant therapy and thrombolytic therapy, as well as platelet structure and function.
  • Correlate laboratory data and the clinical picture.

“I benefitted from the speaker’s tips on making a differential diagnosis between disorders that may clinically appear similar. Excellent course!!!”

4989 Quality System Essentials

8:30 am - 4:30 pm 6.5 CMLE Credits

Kris Arney, MT(ASCP)
Quality Improvement Advisor, Office of Research Quality R.I.S.E., Research Administrative Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Quality System Essentials (QSE) can help your laboratory meet regulatory requirements, reduce medical errors, and improve patient care. This program will provide a QSE overview followed by a thorough discussion of documents and records, personnel, and process control validation templates, including flowcharting processes, document control, and more. Interactive discussion, small group activities, and problem-solving exercises will provide a unique forum for communicating and discussing current issues related to Quality System Requirements. You’ll receive practical information to address common audit findings and gain the confidence to manage documents and processes with tools that will pull it all together.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a quality system (QSE).
  • Discuss personnel, documents and records, and process control validation templates.
  • Create a flowchart and training documents.
  • Write a procedure and maintain record quality.

“Everything was valuable! I was sent to the workshop by manager so I would have a better understanding of QSE in general. This will allow me to assist her on a larger scale than I am currently. After attending this workshop, I feel that I will be able to do this. Thanks. Great workshop!”