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Simulation in Laboratory Education: Best Practices, Models, and Future

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 27, 2020)
Presented by Lorna Ruskin and Daniel deRegnier
Numerous laboratory programs use a simulated setting to reduce the clinical rotation bottleneck, especially in microbiology and transfusion medicine. Is simulation the new standard for providing a clinical experience? We will discuss the use, models, and future of simulation and present an operational guideline for developing a simulated microbiology experience.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Present and discuss the simulated clinical experience models used by educational programs and hospital laboratories.
  2. Provide a summary of the operational guideline for microbiology simulation developed by clinical laboratory work-group in Minnesota.
  3. Discuss the pros, cons and future of a simulated clinical experience.

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.