Principles of Clinical Laboratory Management

Author: Jane Hudson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130495389
Format: PDF
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This concise summary of the most common clinical laboratory management topics emphasizes the need for the entry-level laboratory practictioner to be aware of the financial, personnel, operational, and marketing issues affecting the laboratory in order to successfully perform and compete in the rapidly changing health care environment.Using examples, case studies, and commentaries, this book covers all topics relevant to laboratory management, including professionalism, ethics, employment interviews and selection, diversity, stress management, team building, communication and interpersonal relationships, public relations, scheduling, quality control, information systems, and legal considerations.Medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists with less than 3 years' experience would benefit from this discussion of basic management topics.

Laboratory Management

Author: Candis A. Kinkus
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936287455
Format: PDF, Docs
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A key issue for every laboratory and individual practitioner is the assessment of risk and current working knowledge of the standards of care established for diagnostic testing via guidelines, major studies and trials. the diagonstic Standards of Care series presents an overview of the key diagnoses in clinical pathology using case examples to illustrate effective analysis of the case in light of current evidence and standards for the problem discussed. In addition to being practical diagnostic guides, these volumes will have a unique emphasis on quality assurance and evidence-based testing pr

Elsevier s Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review E Book

Author: Linda Graeter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292410
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Elsevier's Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review is a brand-new resource that offers all the review, practice, and support you need to prepare for the either the MLS or MLT certification examination. Each chapter in the book offers a thorough review on one of the core areas of Medical Laboratory Science as outlined by the ASCP Board of Certification. Practice questions are also featured at the end of each chapter and explanations and rationales for each correct answer appear at the end of the text. Plus, an eight-page full-color insert displays photomicrographs of hematological and microbiological specimens exactly as they appear under the microscope and on the MLS and MLT certification exams. A mock certifications exam is included in the print book as well as online at the companion Evolve website – which also houses additional practice questions – totaling 1,000 questions in all. Inclusion of both MLS and MLT level content and questions enables the book to be used for both certification exams Print mock exam at the end of the book contains 100 certification examination preparation questions. Content reviews in outline form enables each topic to be easily reviewed but covered in an appropriate depth. Online mock exams on the companion Evolve website include all the practice questions from the book plus additional unique questions that can be used to create mock exams for extra practice. Eight-page full-color insert within the book features 50 illustrations that show hematological and microbiological photomicrographs. Test-taking tips and suggestions discuss the exam, how it’s set up and scored, when to answer, guess and not answers questions, how to identify distracters, and more.

Clinical Diagnostic Tests

Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617052620
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Clinical Diagnostic Tests is a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doóand what not to doófor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted ìstandards of careî that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem. Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice. Key Features: Provides practical guidance for avoiding common errors and pitfalls in lab test selection and interpretation Includes pithy overviews and recommendations for quick reference Written by expert authors and educators in laboratory medicine Presents bulleted ìstandards of careî Serves as a concise, to-the-point teaching guide About the Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD , is Chair of Pathology, Director of Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Clinical Applications of Pathophysiology

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Publisher: Mosby
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practice-focused review guide and workbook covers 27 of the most commonly encountered health problems to outline the connections between pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management, with an emphasis on the clinical use of pathophysiologic concepts. Each chapter includes case studies to illustrate the application of pathophysiology principles to clinical situations with questions relating to patient history, physical examination findings, lab and diagnostic studies, therapies, and follow-up care. Each question is designed to promote clinical reasoning and a deeper understanding through application of the concepts presented. Information on differential diagnosis is included. Consistent presentation of each disease includes definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, patient presentation (history, symptoms, and examination), differential diagnosis, keys to assessment, and keys to management. Algorithms are used to illustrate the sequential action of disease processes. Unique! Clinical link diagrams for each disorder clearly illustrate how pathophysiologic concepts play a role in patient care. Unique! Critical thinking questions in a fill-in-the-blank format in included for every case study to promote continual clinical reasoning based on the available data. Case studies give students the history, physical examination, lab and diagnostic test results, and course of treatment for a hypothetical patient. Up-to-date bibliographies provide reading lists of the most important and current research published on each disease. Perforated pages allow students to fill out the answer spaces in the case studies and turn them in to their instructors for evaluation. Suggested answers with rationales to case study questions are available to instructors who require the book, to facilitate the use of the cases as class assignments. Table of laboratory test values for quick reference.

Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques

Author: Barbara H. Estridge
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111138362
Format: PDF
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BASIC CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES, Sixth Edition teaches prospective laboratory workers and allied health care professionals the basics of clinical laboratory procedures and the theories behind them. Performance-based to maximize hands-on learning, this work-text includes step-by-step instruction and worksheets to help users understand laboratory tests and procedures ranging from specimen collection and analysis, to instrumentation and CLIA and OSHA safety protocols. Students and working professionals alike will find BASIC CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES an easy-to-understand, reliable resource for developing and refreshing key laboratory skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Henry s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods E Book

Author: Richard A. McPherson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455726842
Format: PDF, Docs
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Recognized as the definitive book in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, edited by Richard A. McPherson, MD and Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pathology reference that gives you state-of-the-art guidance on lab test selection and interpretation of results. Revisions throughout keep you current on the latest topics in the field, such as biochemical markers of bone metabolism, clinical enzymology, pharmacogenomics, and more! A user-friendly full-color layout puts all the latest, most essential knowledge at your fingertips. Update your understanding of the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Get optimal test results with guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention as well as cost-effective test selection. Reference the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout, many new color illustrations and visual aids, and an organization by organ system. Master all the latest approaches in clinical laboratory medicine with new and updated coverage of: the chemical basis for analyte assays and common interferences; lipids and dyslipoproteinemia; markers in the blood for cardiac injury evaluation and related stroke disorders; coagulation testing for antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin and clopidogrel; biochemical markers of bone metabolism; clinical enzymology; hematology and transfusion medicine; medical microbiology; body fluid analysis; and many other rapidly evolving frontiers in the field. Effectively monitor the pace of drug clearing in patients undergoing pharmacogenomic treatments with a new chapter on this groundbreaking new area. Apply the latest best practices in clinical laboratory management with special chapters on organization, work flow, quality control, interpretation of results, informatics, financial management, and establishing a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Confidently prepare for the upcoming recertification exams for clinical pathologists set to begin in 2016.