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Focus on Work Environments

From the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/28/2023)
Presented by Pratik Karna, MLS(ASCP), and Letycia Nunez-Argote, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Featuring two 30-minute sessions:
Mindfullness at the Workplace
Researchers say on average, our minds are lost 47 percent of time thinking about past and future. There are several different benefits and techniques of practicing mindfulness, but one of the basic and common ways is to focus on natural breathing.
Psycho-social Distress, Effort-reward Imbalance, and Burnout in the Laboratory Workforce
Occupational stress can harm laboratory professionals' physical and mental health. This presentation summarizes national survey data which found high rates of burnout, psycho-social distress, and effort-reward imbalance in the U.S. laboratory workforce.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify what is mindfulness. Summarize benefits of practicing mindfulness. Provide tools and “Take-home” exercise for work teams
  • Identify the impact of effort-reward imbalance on laboratory workers. Summarize the most concerning sites of musculoskeletal pain identified in laboratory professionals. Associate the level of work-induced psycho-social distress with workplace burnout.

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 GEN (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.