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The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Laboratory Professionals

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Edna Garcia, MPH
Laboratory professionals are critical members of the health care team. Their work impacts almost all aspects of patient care from diagnosis to prevention and primary care. They also play a vital role on improving patient outcomes, effective test utilization, ensuring laboratory quality and public health.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conducted a survey on job satisfaction, well-being, and burnout to inform the field about the challenges that laboratory professionals encounter working in the laboratory and offer solutions to alleviate job stress and burnout. Findings from the survey also provided insights on how health care institutions can address these challenges and encourage professional organizations and entities related to the laboratory field to promote well-being and prevent burnout.

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

  1. Examine job satisfaction, well-being, job stress, and burnout among laboratory professionals.
  2. Identify factors that affect job satisfaction, well-being, and burnout among laboratory professionals.
  3. Discuss recommendations to promote well-being and prevent burnout among laboratory professionals.

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 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.