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Speed Learning 1: Engaging Clinical Preceptor Strategies and Workshop; A Case Study Review of Clinical Parasitology; Say What? SBAR Communication and Case Studies

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 27, 2020)
Presented by Ruth Perez, Andrew Jones and Marie Wood
This presentation includes 3 sessions: 
First session: This presentation provides strategies for clinical preceptors to engage students during clinical rotations and promote student learning and communication.
Second Session: This interactive presentation will be comprised of several patient cases including patient history, clinical presentations of symptoms, images of intestinal/infectious parasites, and brief educational background on the parasites presented. In each case we will compare and contrast current vs. classic identification methods/techniques.
Third Session: Bench instructors struggling with teaching fatigue. Students with multiple priorities, including a necessity for work-life balance. Overloaded curriculum. We will share how implementing a four-day work week in our hospital-based MLS program overcomes many of these challenges. Attendees will leave with several ideas they can immediately incorporate into their programs.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate methods to improve communication between preceptor and student.
    Compare various techniques and strategies to promote student learning in the clinical practice setting.
    Evaluate effective methods to provide feedback on performance to improve student skills.
  2. Correlate patient history and symptomatology with organism findings.
    Differentiate between modern and traditional methods of parasite identification.
    Demonstrate application of current methods in identification of organisms.
  3. Describe the SBAR communication format.
    Justify the need for SBAR communication in inter-professional dialogue.
    Relate case study content to SBAR communication format.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area 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 intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.