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SL 9 - Chaos, Challenges, and Clinical Chemistry & Strategies for Teaching Student Blood Bank Laboratory in University-Based MLS Programs

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Beth Warning, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM & Brad Pfaltzgraff, MS, MLS(ASCP)MB

This speed learning session includes 2 presentations:

Chaos, Challenges, and Clinical Chemistry

  • Chaos of the pandemic created unique challenges in terms of using on-campus student labs. This session will discuss changes made specifically to convert hands-on lab sessions to virtual experiences while providing continuity of student education in clinical chemistry.
Strategies for Teaching Student Blood Bank Laboratory in University-Based MLS Programs
  • Blood bank student lab structures vary widely between programs due to difficulties in sample preparation, challenges in simulating real-world workflows, and discrepancies among learner results. This session aims to provide techniques to simplify sample preparation, authenticate simulation experiences, and standardize learner outcomes to both ease the burden on the instructor and provide a better learning environment for the student.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Evaluate traditional experiences in the student clinical chemistry lab
  • Discuss alternative activities implemented to meet psychomotor outcomes
  • Review overall outcomes of student performance in relation to traditional lab sessions
  • Employ unique methods to simulate real-world scenarios
  • Utilize innovative sample preparation techniques
  • Analyze case studies of common student mistakes

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Education (General) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.