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Online Analyzers for Online Internships

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 26, 2021
Presented by Ryan Cordner, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM and Haley Sheffield, MLS(ASCP)CM

The use of online analyzers has enhanced the BYU clinical internship by creating a virtual clinical experience. Online analyzers simulate a clinical setting by producing random patient results, both normal and abnormal. The analyzers allow students to practice QC procedures, interpret and report results, and resolve discrepancies.

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

  1. Summarize the function and operation of an online analyzer.
  2. Describe how online analyzers were implemented in the BYU clinical internship experience.
  3. Explain how the use of online analyzers impacts learning outcomes.

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/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.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.