This concise summary of the most common clinical laboratory management topics emphasizes the need for the entry-level laboratory practictioner to be aware of the financial, personnel, operational, and marketing issues affecting the laboratory in order to successfully perform and compete in the rapidly changing health care environment.Using examples, case studies, and commentaries, this book covers all topics relevant to laboratory management, including professionalism, ethics, employment interviews and selection, diversity, stress management, team building, communication and interpersonal relationships, public relations, scheduling, quality control, information systems, and legal considerations.Medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists with less than 3 years' experience would benefit from this discussion of basic management topics.
Clinical Laboratory Management
Author: Lynne S. Garcia
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press
This totally revised second edition is a comprehensive volume presenting authoritative information on the management challenges facing today’s clinical laboratories. • Provides thorough coverage of management topics such as managerial leadership, personnel, business planning, information management, regulatory management, reimbursement, generation of revenue, and more. • Includes valuable administrative resources, including checklists, worksheets, forms, and online resources. • Serves as an essential resource for all clinical laboratories, from the physician’s office to hospital clinical labs to the largest commercial reference laboratories, providing practical information in the fields of medicine and healthcare, clinical pathology, and clinical laboratory management, for practitioners, managers, and individuals training to enter these fields.
Focusing on practical information that is presented in a clear, easy-to-read style, this unique new book can be used as an administration textbook and as a review/study guide for the laboratory management examination. Illustrated.
This practice-focused review guide and workbook covers 27 of the most commonly encountered health problems to outline the connections between pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management, with an emphasis on the clinical use of pathophysiologic concepts. Each chapter includes case studies to illustrate the application of pathophysiology principles to clinical situations with questions relating to patient history, physical examination findings, lab and diagnostic studies, therapies, and follow-up care. Each question is designed to promote clinical reasoning and a deeper understanding through application of the concepts presented. Information on differential diagnosis is included. Consistent presentation of each disease includes definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, patient presentation (history, symptoms, and examination), differential diagnosis, keys to assessment, and keys to management. Algorithms are used to illustrate the sequential action of disease processes. Unique! Clinical link diagrams for each disorder clearly illustrate how pathophysiologic concepts play a role in patient care. Unique! Critical thinking questions in a fill-in-the-blank format in included for every case study to promote continual clinical reasoning based on the available data. Case studies give students the history, physical examination, lab and diagnostic test results, and course of treatment for a hypothetical patient. Up-to-date bibliographies provide reading lists of the most important and current research published on each disease. Perforated pages allow students to fill out the answer spaces in the case studies and turn them in to their instructors for evaluation. Suggested answers with rationales to case study questions are available to instructors who require the book, to facilitate the use of the cases as class assignments. Table of laboratory test values for quick reference.
Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also 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. It’s everything you need to get quality lab results in class and in clinical practice! More than 800 detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help in visualizing concepts. Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology eliminate the need to purchase separate books on this material. General and Species boxes in the organism chapters highlight the important topics that will be discussed in the chapter. Case studies provide the opportunity to apply information to a variety of diagnostic scenarios, and help improve decision-making and critical thinking skills. Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results. A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference. Learning objectives begin each chapter, offering a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material. Learning resources on the Evolve companion website enhance learning with review questions and procedures. NEW! Coverage of automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes keeps you in the know on these progressing topics. NEW! Updated images provide a more vivid look into book content and reflect the latest procedures. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated chapters equip you with the most current information. NEW! Significant lab manual improvements provide an excellent learning resource at no extra cost. NEW! 10 extra case studies on the Evolve companion website offer more opportunities to improve critical thinking skills.
Board of Registry Study Guide
Author: Barbara M. Castleberry, Mary E. Lunz, Bradford L. Sahl
Publisher: Amer Society of Clinical
(3E 1993) Examination development content guidelines & scoring chemistry hematology computer practice tests etc
Now in full color, Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions emphasize the technician's role and responsibilities in each procedure, and dozens of new summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Written by experienced vet tech educator Margi Sirois, this edition offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire scope of competencies reflecting today's veterinary technology practice. 82 illustrated, step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. Clinical discussions of the technician's role are emphasized in every procedure. Expert authors are qualified vet tech educators who understand your needs and write in a clear, concise style. New Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine chapter helps you integrate physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into practice. Expanded coverage of exotics includes handling, restraint, and examination procedures for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife. Over 900 full-color photos and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures, making these easier to learn. More tables and boxes summarize key information, to simplify the learning of complex material.
Author: Candis A. Kinkus
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
A key issue for every laboratory and individual practitioner is the assessment of risk and current working knowledge of the standards of care established for diagnostic testing via guidelines, major studies and trials. the diagonstic Standards of Care series presents an overview of the key diagnoses in clinical pathology using case examples to illustrate effective analysis of the case in light of current evidence and standards for the problem discussed. In addition to being practical diagnostic guides, these volumes will have a unique emphasis on quality assurance and evidence-based testing pr
Learn the business skills you need to run a dental office! Practice Management for the Dental Team, 8th Edition, is comprehensive one-stop resource for dental practice management and the only one that includes EagleSoft practice management software screen shots and exercises for a realistic office experience. This unique text provides practical information on a wide range of dental office skills, from managing patients to running the business. The 8th Edition covers changes in technology in the dental office, including the electronic health record (EHR); telecommunications; appointment scheduling and tracking, and dental office accounting and financial management. UNIQUE! Patterson Dental EagleSoft practice management content includes screen shots and original exercises that equip you with valuable realistic practice experience. Comprehensive coverage on the business of managing a dental practice provides vital information to ensure the success of any dental practice. Key terminology defined in the chapter’s glossary and called out in boldface color within chapter discussions helps you understand dental practice and clinical dentistry terminology essential to the success of any team member. Learning Activities and Practice Notes encourage you to apply the content to realistic office situations and convey important tips and advice. Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter frame the content and serve as checkpoints for comprehension and study. Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of text discussions that support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools. Expert author Betty Ladley Finkbeiner imparts knowledge and advice from her years of experience and wide reach in practice and education. Bibliographical citations direct you to targeted sources of information where additional dental-related information can be located. Appendixes provide supplemental information for quick and handy office reference. Ancillary content supplements the core text presentations, providing opportunities for practice and study. NEW and UPDATED! Electronic health record (EHR) content addresses the changes in technology related to the paperless dental office, telecommunications, appointment management, and financial systems to help you become compliant with EHR federal mandates. NEW! Practice quizzes for each chapter on the Evolve website help you test comprehension and prepare for classroom and board exams. NEW! Artwork focuses on new equipment and technology, specifically the paperless dental office.
Provides a conceptual overview of pathophysiology and mechanisms of disease, designed to ease the transition from the basic sciences to the clinical years. This book will be a phenomenal learning tool for students in the second and third years of medical school and during USMLE Step 1 preparation, but will also be very helpful to nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professonals seeking to learn or review the physiological mechanisms of diseases, their diagnosis, and their management. The accompanied CD, Differential Diagnosis, allows one to select a symptom, sign, or lab finding and see all of the many diseases that could cause it, classified by pathophysiological mechanism. By teaching basic medical science and clinical reasoning hand-in-hand in a simple, light, and highly accessible writing style, this book provides an integrated and easy-to-understand approach to learning the science of medicine.
Achieving, maintaining and improving accuracy, timeliness and reliability are major challenges for health laboratories. Countries worldwide committed themselves to build national capacities for the detection of, and response to, public health events of international concern when they decided to engage in the International Health Regulations implementation process. Only sound management of quality in health laboratories will enable countries to produce test results that the international community will trust in cases of international emergency. This handbook was developed through collaboration between the WHO Lyon Office for National Epidemic Preparedness and Response, the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Laboratory Systems, and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). It is based on training sessions and modules provided by the CDC and WHO in more than 25 countries, and on guidelines for implementation of ISO 15189 in diagnostic laboratories, developed by CLSI. This handbook is intended to provide a comprehensive reference on Laboratory Quality Management System for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes, from management, to administration, to bench-work laboratorians. This handbook covers topics that are essential for quality management of a public health or clinical laboratory. They are based on both ISO 15189 and CLSI GP26-A3 documents. Each topic is discussed in a separate chapter. The chapters follow the framework developed by CLSI and are organized as the "12 Quality System Essentials".
This text describes the clinical skills and laboratory procedures used in the medical office. It presents step-by-step directions, with rationales, of various procedures, including: the checking of vital signs; the administration of medication; collection of specimens; emergency procedures; and tests for allergies, pregnancy and mononucleosis. The text also reviews: the use of new instruments such the tympanic themometer; new systems such as the Tubex Injection System and the Unopette System for white blood cells; and the latest guidelines for mammograms and paediatric immunization.
Elsevier's Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review is a brand-new resource that offers all the review, practice, and support you need to prepare for the either the MLS or MLT certification examination. Each chapter in the book offers a thorough review on one of the core areas of Medical Laboratory Science as outlined by the ASCP Board of Certification. Practice questions are also featured at the end of each chapter and explanations and rationales for each correct answer appear at the end of the text. Plus, an eight-page full-color insert displays photomicrographs of hematological and microbiological specimens exactly as they appear under the microscope and on the MLS and MLT certification exams. A mock certifications exam is included in the print book as well as online at the companion Evolve website – which also houses additional practice questions – totaling 1,000 questions in all. Inclusion of both MLS and MLT level content and questions enables the book to be used for both certification exams Print mock exam at the end of the book contains 100 certification examination preparation questions. Content reviews in outline form enables each topic to be easily reviewed but covered in an appropriate depth. Online mock exams on the companion Evolve website include all the practice questions from the book plus additional unique questions that can be used to create mock exams for extra practice. Eight-page full-color insert within the book features 50 illustrations that show hematological and microbiological photomicrographs. Test-taking tips and suggestions discuss the exam, how it’s set up and scored, when to answer, guess and not answers questions, how to identify distracters, and more.
Learn the lab testing skills you need to know! Laboratory Testing for Ambulatory Settings: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition provides in-depth coverage of the most common procedures and techniques of all the new CLIA waived, point-of-care tests along with some moderately complex tests. Clear, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs make it easy to master each test and procedure. Written by noted educators Marti Garrels and Carol S. Oatis, this edition adds a new chapter on toxicology and information on five new procedures. A companion Evolve website lets you practice clinical laboratory skills. Complete coverage includes the most common CLIA waived tests for any healthcare professional in the ambulatory setting. A "triad" organization gives chapters a consistent, easy-to-follow format: Fundamental Concepts: basic information related to tests and procedures. CLIA Waived Procedures: step-by-step instructions for CLIA waived tests. Advanced Concepts: further application of basic knowledge and skills towards a higher level of critical thinking and decision making, such as handling non-CLIA waived tests. Procedure boxes provide clear step-by-step instructions along with numerous full-color photos and illustrations. Key terms are defined and reinforced within each chapter. Common abbreviations associated with CLIA waived testing are cited at the beginning of chapters. 7-10 review questions conclude each chapter, to reinforce learning. A companion Evolve website includes various activities and exercises to enhance learning with problem-solving scenarios. A workbook matches the chapters in the textbook, offering activities and exercises to reinforce laboratory concepts, terminology, and procedures. Skills sheets help you work through the competency-based procedures, and meet government standards for good laboratory practice. Sold separately. Over 60 new photographs and drawings clarify topics and show examples of laboratory specimens so you will be able to identify them on the job. New chapter on toxicology. More extensive coverage of working with the microscope prepares you for the lab. Updated, expanded information about quality control and quality assurance provides relevant information so you can accurately and effectively perform in the lab. Updates on proper collection and processing of urine specimens, microbiology specimens, blood capillary and venipuncture specimens, which includes new urine culture using vacutainer system, new drawings for urine and influenza specimen collections, and the latest order of blood draw including the plasma separator tube, ensure that you have the most current information. Five new procedures with corresponding skill check-off sheets help you understand the most up-to-date protocols: Clinitek Analyzer Standard Hematocrit INRatio New A1c+ Ki+ iFOB method for fecal occult blood
Clinical Diagnostic Tests
Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Clinical Diagnostic Tests is a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doóand what not to doófor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted ìstandards of careî that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem. Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice. Key Features: Provides practical guidance for avoiding common errors and pitfalls in lab test selection and interpretation Includes pithy overviews and recommendations for quick reference Written by expert authors and educators in laboratory medicine Presents bulleted ìstandards of careî Serves as a concise, to-the-point teaching guide About the Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD , is Chair of Pathology, Director of Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston