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An Imperfect Puzzle: Using a Case-Based Approach to Promote Critical Thinking in the Hematology Laboratory

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Demetra Castillo, MAdEd, MLS(ASCP)CM
Humans are not perfect and neither are their laboratory results in times of disease. When inconsistencies are present, it can make interpretation and determining the proper course of action challenging. This session will introduce the audience to mind mapping and other forms of logic models that can be used to promote critical thinking in the laboratory. These same models will then be applied to the work up of atypical patient scenarios during this session.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic concepts of logic modeling
  2. Determine appropriate inputs, outputs, and outcomes to the analysis of clinical data.
  3. Resolve inconsistencies in laboratory data by evaluating and choosing an appropriate course of action determined by logic modeling

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 (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Hematology/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.