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:
- discover a systematic approach to distinguishing the different types of anemias
- examine the important aspects of Wright-stained cellular morphology
- engage in multiple case presentations, assisted by an audience response system
- discuss unknowns with diagnostic challenges
Following this workshop, you will be able to
- Identify normal and abnormal red blood cell morphology.
- Correlate morphological findings with various disease states.
- Manage adverse and difficult hematology cases.
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:
- interpreting EBV and Hepatitis B serological profiles
- troubleshooting discordant hepatitis C test results
- selecting appropriate testing for HIV, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus and other pathogens...and more!
Following the workshop, you will be able to:
- Resolve discordant hepatitis C results.
- Explain herpes, EBV, Hepatitis B, and other acute and convalescent serologies.
- Discuss the selection of appropriate tests for HIV, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, Bordetella pertussis, Helicobacter pylori, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
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:
- Describe statistical tools used in QC data interpretation.
- Develop a validation plan when introducing new testing into the laboratory.
- Select QC rules and establish control limits.
- Utilize risk management tools to design a cost effective QC program.