Combination Course of all Five Major Specialties 2017
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Note: No matter how you order this course, whether we ship it to you or you order it online, it will be placed in your online Customer Account on our website. Because the type in two of the five chapters is very small, we urge you to use the online reading material. It is in full color and the type can be enlarged to the size you prefer. When you submit the online quiz and pass it with 70% or better, your certificate will immediately appear in your Customer Account. Just print it out. (Today is May 19. The course is brand new. It's going to take a few days to get the quiz up online.)
This course satisfies the Florida requirement that licensees earn one contact hour in each of the five major specialties: microbiology, serology/immunology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology and blood bank/donor processing.
This course is designed to satisfy the Florida requirement that licensees earn one contact hour in each of the five major specialties in which they are licensed; however, all course participants may order this course and earn credit for it.
It consists of five chapters from five textbooks (specified below) accompanied by a quiz. Chapters are reproduced with the publisher's permission. This course consists of these five parts. Each part is also available separately.
Chapter 40: “Anaerobic Bacteriology: Overview and General Laboratory Considerations” and Chapter 41: “Overview of Anaerobic Organisms” in Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition. Book edited and authored by Patricia M. Tille, PhD, BS, MT(ASCP), FACSc; published by Elsevier in 2017
These chapters provide an overview of the methods used to identify anaerobic microorganisms as well as the general characteristics for each group of organisms.
Chapter 74: “Diagnosis and Management of Cancer Using Serologic and Other Body Fluid Markers” in Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 23rd Edition. Book by Richard A. McPherson, MD, MSc; published by Elsevier in 2017
Topics include serum markers as an effective tool for diagnosis and monitoring of cancer, functional classification of tumor markers, clinical applications, individual tumor markers, circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood, circulating nucleic acids in peripheral blood, and markers in other body fluids.
3. Clinical Chemistry
Chapter 34: “Toxicology" in Clinical Chemistry: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques. Book by Donna Larson, EdD, MT (ASCP), DLM, et al.; published by Elsevier 2017
Read about routes of exposure, acute and chronic toxicity, specimen collecting and handling, conditions caused by pollutants, toxic agents, household products, toxic metals, and drugs of abuse.
Chapter 29: “Nonmalignant Leukocyte Disorders” in Rodak's Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications, Fifth Edition. Book by Elaine Keohane, PhD, MLS, et al.; published by Elsevier in 2016
Read about qualitative disorders of leukocytes, quantitative abnormalities of leukocytes, qualitative (morphologic) changes, and infectious mononucleosis. In recent years, the genetic origin of many of these disorders has come to light and this material has been updated to reflect these changes.
5. Immunohematology and Blood Bank/Donor Processing
Chapter 36: "Transfusion Medicine" in Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 23rd Edition. Book by Richard A. McPherson, MD, MSc; published by Elsevier in 2017
Topics include blood collection; blood component manufacture, selection of blood components, pretransfusion testing, transfusion administration, blood component therapy, and transfusion reactions.