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Virtual and Simulation Laboratory Rotations: A hospital-based program perspective

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 27, 2021
Presented by Marietta Tomlin, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM and Carolina Vilchez, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM, H(ASCP)CM

An overview of our hospital-based program’s typical schedule for clinical rotations will be discussed along with simulation modules that were already incorporated into some courses. Virtual and simulation microbiology and hematology rotation activities, assignments, and assessments will subsequently be described that were implemented out of necessity during the pandemic.

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

  1. Describe simulated and virtual clinical experience used in a hospital-based program
  2. Summarize activities, assignments, and assessments utilized in Microbiology and Hematology virtual clinical rotations.
  3. Identify the challenges and successes observed during the virtual clinical experience.

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.