From the 2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference
Presented by Ryan Collison, SC(ASCP)CM, and Barbara Zingale, MSIT, MLS(ASCP)
A categorical exam preparation course, run out of a hospital-based program, prepares the institution's employees with non-MLS-specific 4-year degrees for the ASCP BOC categorical exams. 21 of 22 employees have successfully passed the categorical exam after the program. Demand for the program, the structure, the potential challenges for both the institution and the employees will be presented.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define the benefits of categorical certification for laboratory employees
- Adapt MLS curriculum for full-time employees
- Evaluate feasibility of providing this benefit to your workforce
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area GEN 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.