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Any Program Can Implement a Simulated Clinical Rotation

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Tami Alpaugh, PhD, MLS(ASCP) & Lorna Ruskin, EdD, MT(ASCP)

This session will provide information and ideas on implementing an immersive hybrid simulation experience to reduce the length of clinical rotations and respond to challenges related to clinical placements. We’ll share our positive outcomes and how any laboratory program can implement an effective simulated clinical experience with minimal resources in the areas of microbiology, transfusion medicine, and the core laboratory.

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

  • Discuss the hybrid clinical model used by the University of Minnesota including the virtual and in-person simulation components.
  • Summarize how the University of Minnesota MLS program provided a simulation rotation without expensive instrumentation.
  • Prepare a list of activities and experiences that you would incorporate into a simulation rotation for your laboratory program.

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 of 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.