Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA-March 2012-Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories announce the webinar “Basics of Provider Performed Microscopy,” which will take place on April 19, 2012, from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time.
Provider performed microscopy (PPM) procedures require the use of microscopic observation with minimum specimen preparation, typically performed by a provider in near-patient testing environments. This category of testing exists due to the nontransferable nature and labile nature of the specimens addressed in testing processes. Those performing PPM procedures include physicians and nonphyician providers.
At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:
1. Describe safety considerations in performing PPM;
2. Identify Quality Assurance in PPM testing;
3. Discuss specimen collection, procedures, and related Quality Control for PPM testing.
The webinar will be presented by Peggy Mann, MS, MT(ASCP), Ambulatory Practice Manager: Safety, Quality, Environment & POCT, The University of Texas Medical Branch. This basic level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health, and academic settings.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants will be awarded one contact hour for each course they successfully complete. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. Florida continuing education credit will be offered based on one hour of instruction.
CLSI is a volunteer-driven, membership-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing standards and guidelines for the health care and medical testing community through a consensus process that balances the perspectives of industry, government, and the health care professions. For additional information, visit the CLSI website at www.clsi.org or call 610.688.0100.