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Bloom: Growing through ASCLS

Volume 37 Number 3 | June 2023 Christal M. Lane, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large Did you have any pandemic hobbies? I’m sure many of you were too busy during the height of the pandemic to indulge in too many new leisure activities; I know my time was pretty tied up. But now…

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Ali Nussbaum

Impostor Syndrome Plaguing the Laboratory

Volume 37 Number 3 | June 2023 Ali Nussbaum, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Leadership Development Committee Clinical laboratory science stereotypically attracts highly motivated, intelligent, but introverted people. With any group of high-achieving individuals, a phenomenon called impostor syndrome can occur. As laboratories grow and take on new projects, more positions become available, which also increases the…

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Brett Rice

Learn from Your Struggles

Volume 37 Number 3 | June 2023 Brett M. Rice, MHS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCMSCYMCM At the bench, our profession boils down to our ability to communicate and our ability to perform procedures. Professional communication is demonstrated by our ability to communicate thoughtfully, effectively, and constructively. Professionalism in performing procedures is demonstrated by our proficiency and our willingness…

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Heather Herrington

Self-Care is Patient Care

Volume 36 Number 6 | December 2022 Heather Herrington, DVM, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Chair Let’s get this out of the way right from the very start—I’m a hypocrite. When I came up with the idea for this article, there was no doubt in my mind it was a subject that needed to be…

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Cheyenne Reyes

ASCLS Envoys

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 Cheyenne Reyes, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Director There are a lot of differing opinions on contract employees, or travelers, in the field of laboratory science. No matter what your view may be on whether travelers serve a beneficial or harmful role in the profession, we cannot ignore…

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Brittney Craig

Patient Safety in the Laboratory

Volume 36 Number 4 | August 2022 Developing Professionals Forum Brittney Craig, MHS, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum The work delivered by laboratory professionals each day is heavily centered around patient safety. Laboratory professionals dedicate countless numbers of hours verifying, analyzing, and performing tests on each specimen received in the laboratory. They perform several tasks to…

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