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In the Lab When You’re not There: Virtual Microbiology Lessons and Staying Connected

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 26, 2021
Presented by Diane Cianciminio-Bordelon, MS, MT(ASCP) and Brigid Shanley, MS, MT(ASCP)

Student clinical laboratory rotations continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When testing shifted almost exclusively to COVID-19, students needed supplemental materials. This presentation offers suggestions on how students can virtually replicate clinical laboratory bench practices in the microbiology laboratory, access content, and remain connected to the academic institution.

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

  1. Demonstrate an effective virtual supplement to a Microbiology laboratory rotation, which replicates the daily “hands-on” laboratory bench practices.
  2. Create content in the H5P platform to engage students in the online environment
  3. Keep students connected in a time of disruption

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.

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