5570   Practical Hematology : The Anemias
8:30 am - 4:00 pm    6.0 CMLE Credits

Maria L. Brock, MT(ASCP)SH; ART
Educator / Assistant Supervisor, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL

If you need a practical, information-filled overview or review of the anemias, then this workshop is for you! Hematologists or generalists who perform routine CBCs and microscopic examination of peripheral blood are expected to detect important diagnostic findings in order to assist the physician in providing the best patient care.  But have you had enough exposure to the difficult scenarios and case histories needed to gain a solid comfort level with this critical task? Attend this workshop to hear a thorough discussion of the different types of anemias and learn how to handle the diverse cases encountered in the hematology laboratory. In this workshop, you will:

Following this workshop, you will be able to

7319    Case Studies in Infectious Disease Testing
8:30 am - 4:00 pm     6.0 CMLE Credits

Danny L. Wiedbrauk, PhD
Scientific Director, Virology and Molecular Biology, Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI

Laboratorians are often put on the spot with questions from physicians and other healthcare professionals who need information and assistance to make the right decisions when treating patients with infectious diseases. This workshop will refresh your knowledge of infectious disease testing so that you can answer various types of questions with assurance. Using case studies, you will review and update your knowledge of:

Following the workshop, you will be able to:

9550    A Risk Management Approach to Quality Control
8:30 am - 4:30 pm           6.5 CMLE Credits

Janice Frerichs, MLS(ASCP)CM
Instructional Services Specialist, Department of Pathology, Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

In today’s laboratory a majority of patient testing is done on platforms that perform discrete testing.  Quality Control (QC) results are no longer associated with a batch of patient samples, but only reflect what is happening on the instrument at a point in time. Laboratories are also using instruments in different ways with many types of staff. The growth of decentralized testing has also created QC challenges for the laboratory. CLSI recently published EP-23, Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management. This workshop will show the participants how to use risk management principles to develop a cost effective quality control program that addresses sources of error throughout the entire analytic process.

Following this workshop, you will be able to: