Patricia M. Tille, PhD, BS, MT(ASCP), FACSc
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Florida clinical laboratory personnel: Section A meets the Florida 1-hour specialty requirements in microbiology, immunology/serology, and molecular pathology. Sections B, C and D meet the 1-hour requirement in microbiology. Section D also meets the 1-hour requirement in administration/supervision.
For those certified by ASCP: Section A provides 8 hours in microbiology, 2 in serology/immunology, and 2 in molecular pathology. Sections B and C each provide 12 hours in microbiology. Section D provides 10 hours in microbiology and 2 in administration/supervision.
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Serving as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists, Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology - including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes.
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The course is divided into four sections of 12 contact hours each. Please note that the Sections A and B quizzes are ready to mail now. The Sections C and D quizzes will be ready to mail Monday, October 16. If you order all four quizzes, we'll ship the first two now and the second two on October 16.
Section A (Chapters 1-18): Covers basic medical microbiology, laboratory safety and specimen management; diagnostic methods for microbial detection and identification, including microscopy, nucleic-acid based testing, immunochemical methods and serological diagnosis of infectious diseases; principles of antimicrobial action and resistance; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; principles of bacterial identification and characterization; characteristics of certain gram-positive and gram-negative cocci, gram-positive bacilli, and partially acid-fast bacilli.
Section B (Chapters 20-39): Covers gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli, including gram-negative bacilli that are optimally recovered on special media; gram-negative cocci.
Section C (Chapters 40-57): Covers anaerobic bacteriology and overview of anaerobic organisms; mycobacteria; obligate intracellular and non-culturable agents; cell-wall deficient bacteria; spirochetes. Also covers laboratory methods for diagnosis of parasitic infections and protozoan, nematode, cestode and trematode parasites.
Section D (Chapters 58-79): Covers mycology, virology, diagnosis of infectious disease by organ systems, and clinical laboratory management including quality in the clinical microbiology laboratory, infection control, and the sentinel laboratory response to bioterrorism.