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Speed Learning 3: Effects of Preceptor Contention Among Students, Wellbeing and Resiliency for MLS Students and Meeting the needs of Gen Z

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 26, 2021
Presented by LaDonna Moreland, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Christine Maleck, MT(ASCP)CG, and Giti Bayhaghi, MHS, MLS(ASCP)CM

This speed learning session includes 3 presentations:

  • The Effects of Preceptor Contention Among Students During Their Clinical Education
    • The responsibility of the MLS professional is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their professional skills in an appropriate environment by serving as preceptors and clinical instructors. This session will discuss what happens when students encounter a negative clinical experience due to preceptor contention.
  • Wellbeing and Resiliency for Medical Laboratory Sciences Students
    • Learn about a course developed to support MLS students in discovering techniques and skills that they can develop to enhance their wellbeing and resilience as a student, which will continue to serve them in their career as a healthcare professional.
  • Meeting the needs of Gen Z
    • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Generation Z make up about 25 percent of the U.S. population and by 2021 will account for one-fifth of the workforce. Leadership will need to understand the work and benefits this generation will expect to recruit and keep these young employees, who offer valuable skills and a fresh perspective.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Define the role of practica in clinical education.
    Identify sources of preceptor contention in the clinical laboratory and discuss the negative effects of preceptor contention on the student.
    Discuss effective teaching methods to reduce preceptor contention resulting in a positive clinical experience for students.
  2. Describe stress and how it impacts the personal wellbeing and behaviors of MLS students and professionals.
    Identify the benefits of proactively developing skills to enhance mindful awareness and apply them to self-care as a student and a professional.
    Summarize how to support students in developing a personal plan for self-care that builds resilience in a health professional setting.
  3. Explain relative importance of multi generation work place.
    Discuss value of job security and stability for Generation Z
    Support Technology dependence desire with laboratory automation career

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.