Clinical Lab Science

Florida laboratory professionals can earn continuing education credits with courses offered by The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program at University of West Florida, a licensed provider (JP 229). Licensure renews in August 2012. All earned continuing education credits will be posted to CE Broker, available to subscribers at www.cebroker.com.


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The State of Florida mandates continuing education for all laboratory professionals.  In order to maintain a license as a technician or technologies, the licensee must earn 24 proscribed credit hours per biennium as follows:

  1. Credit in each of the following subjects:
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Florida Laws and Rules of the Board
    • Hematology
    • Serology/Immunology
    • Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology
    • Chemistry/Urinalysis/Toxicology
    • Blood Bank
  2. Credits in each of the following subjects:
    • Medical Errors

General Credits

All categories listed above earned in addition to the required credits.

Earn your continuing education credits and support future technicians at the same time! For only $60 for 6 credits or $12 per credit, a la carte, you can enjoy these narrated presentations at your leisure. Take a short quiz at the conclusion of the presentation and earn CE credit. Proceeds of the continuing education program are used for travel scholarships for the CLS interns

Clinical Lab HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Clinical Lab HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the HIV/AIDS requirement.

Description: Designed to meet continuing education requirements for Florida Clinical Lab Professionals. This module discusses the history of the epidemic, the pathophysiology and clinical course of the infection, classification and phases of HIV infection, and methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The 2006 CDC recommendations for routine testing are discussed. HIV transmission during pregnancy, and methods to prevent transmission are discussed.

Clinical Lab Regulations, Laws, and Rules

Clinical Lab Regulations, Laws, and Rules

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the Florida Laws and Rules requirement.

Description: Designed to meet continuing education requirements for Florida Clinical Lab Professionals. This module discusses the difference between laws and rules, and states the laws and rules that are relevant to the working laboratory profession. The Florida state Continuing Education requirements are listed. Causes for disciplinary actions that may be imposed by the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel are detailed. A quiz follows the narrated PowerPoint, and the participant must score 80% or better to pass.

Clinical Lab Prevention of Medical Errors

Clinical Lab Prevention of Medical Errors

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the Medical Errors requirement.

Description: Designed to meet continuing education requirements for Florida Clinical Lab Professionals. This lecture discusses the impact of the Institute of Medicine Report on medical errors, the magnitude of medical errors, and the various types of medical errors. The presenter discusses factors that increase the risk of medical errors, and initiatives to reduce and prevent errors. Sentinel events and root cause analysis are discussed. Laboratory specific errors are highlighted, and the principle of a Culture of Safety is discussed.

Clinical Lab Toolkit for Evaluating Scientific Literature I

Clinical Lab Toolkit for Evaluating Scientific Literature I

CEU: This 2 contact seminar satisfies the Chemistry and/or General requirement.

Description: Finding and analyzing scientific and medical literature can be daunting. This talk introduces the participant to several mechanisms to search the Internet for free scientific literature, and to make sense of it once it has been downloaded. The presentation analyzes one particular scientific article that compares adult blood to cord blood with respect to how quickly glucose falls after sample collection. This is part 1 of a series that will discuss scientific literature and its interpretation.

A Case of Cutaneous Blastomycosis and the Differential Diagnosis of Dimorphic Fungi

A Case of Cutaneous Blastomycosis and the Differential Diagnosis of Dimorphic Fungi

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the Microbiology requirement.

Description: This seminar presents a case study in which a patient presents to the emergency room with an infection lesion on his left thigh. The patient history and a series of laboratory tests including fungal cultures lead to the conclusion that the infection was caused by the dimorphic fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis. Also included in this seminar is an explanation of dimorphism as it pertains to fungi, an overview of laboratory testing for fungal organisms, and an in-depth description of the differential diagnosis of dimorphic fungi including clinical presentations, laboratory findings, and fun mnemonic devices for remembering the various organisms.

TRALI - What the Medical Community Should Know

TRALI - What the Medical Community Should Know

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the Blood Bank requirement.

Description: Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is now the leading cause of fatal transfusion reactions in the United States. This lecture discusses the symptoms of TRALI and why it is difficult to diagnose. The lecture describes the prevailing opinions as to what causes TRALI, and importantly, what the Blood Banks are doing to prevent TRALI.

Assessing and Managing the Risk of Preterm Birth

Assessing and Managing the Risk of Preterm Birth

CEU: This 1 contact hour seminar satisfies the Chemistry requirement.

Description: Preterm birth is a serious risk for morbidity and mortality of infants, but preterm contractions are non specific. This lecture discusses the benefits of combining the laboratory test Fetal Fibronectin with Transvaginal Ultrasound in predicting preterm birth. The FullTerm™ Fetal Fibronectin test is featured, and its performance monitors are evaluated. Two cases are analyzed to reinforce the technology.

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