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Inter-Professional Education:

A Competition for Cooperation and Learning Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Lisa Hochstein, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Region I Director Inter-professional education has become increasingly popular in the health science professions. It is important that students in these professions learn with and about each other. Introducing these students to inter-professional education early on will…

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We Are the Future:

How the Internet Can Be Used to Promote the Profession Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Joanna F. Miranda, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Byanca Narro, MLS(ASCP)CM Who would have thought that a little over six months after our graduation from Texas State University, a pandemic would ensue and change the course of the rest of our…

Aymen Alsaihati

Guarding Health from the Shadows

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Aymen Alsaihati Clinical laboratories are essential to medicine and fundamental to modern research. Laboratory professionals are usually unnoticed and silent due to the fact they are mainly in laboratories and not seen by others. However, lab professionals produce results that make “70-80 percent of decisions in diagnoses” (Islin,…

Brandy Gunsolus

No Two Tests Are Equal

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Patient Safety Corner Brandy D. Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM The COVID-19 pandemic has done many things, including shining a spotlight on laboratory testing like it has never had before. Unfortunately, what it has also brought is much confusion as both clinicians and the general public struggle with what is…

LABVOCATE WITH ASCLS

Maddie Josephs, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President Few organizations perform advocacy as well as ASCLS. After all, it is one of the Society’s strategic pillars. As the premier organization for medical laboratory professionals, ASCLS clearly has advocacy at the core of its goals and objectives. Our leadership and staff, committee and task force members work to…

WHEN “WHO THEY ARE” ISN’T AN OPTION

Sara Oswald, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum Vice Chair A few months ago, one of my work colleagues was visibly upset when she got off the phone with a provider. The chemistry results for this patient were all out of whack, and when she called to report the issue to the provider, she was informed this…

PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY:

THE EMERGING ROLE OF LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS IN THE COVID-19 RESPONSE Shawn Luby, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM Photo credit: Lisa Ferdinando, U.S. Department of Defense So, what can you tell me about these T-cells I keep hearing about?” This was a question I honestly never imagined I would be answering during a weekly video call with my family…

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM THREATENED WITH CLOSURE

HOW ASCLS-HAWAII MOBILIZED TO SAVE IT Sheri Gon, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM; Claire Muranaka, MLT(ASCP), ASCLS-Hawaii President; and Kristen Croom, MLS(ASCP)CMMB(ASCP), ASCLS Region X Director The University of Hawaii at Manoa Budget Committee initially recommended eliminating the Medical Technology Program to save money during the COVID-19 induced recession. A distinguishing feature of ASCLS is that it serves…