Journal of Continuing Education Topics & Issues

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, April

2009 AMTIE Honor Roll
The American Medical Technologists Institute for Education congratulates the AMT members listed below for earning the AMTIE Continuing Education Certificate of Compliance for the year 2009. The Certificates are issued annually to practitioners meeting...
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2010 Committees
Executive Dr. Paul Brown, MT, President Roxann Clifton, MT, Vice-President Nancy Barrow, MT, Secretary Susanna M. Hancock, RMA, RPT, COLT, Treasurer Charles Baker, MT, Immediate Past President Edna Anderson, Executive Councillor ...
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An Optimistic Outlook: Advances in Phlebotomy Promise Improvement: New and Improved Methods and Technologies Show Promise of Resolving Patient ID and Specimen Collection Problems with Typical Populations as Well as Drug Addicts
It has been reported that 160,000 adverse patient events occur annually due to patient misidentification or specimen labeling errors committed by the clinical laboratory. (1) "These errors pose a threat to the very lives of those who have entrusted...
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Case Eighteen: Infection or Environment?
Case Follow-up and Discussion The patient returned to the Clinic after completion of antibiotic therapy, reporting significant improvement of symptoms. Values of his pulmonary function tests returned to baseline (FEV1-102%). Because the patient...
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Cases in Clinical Microbiology
The case description on this page and its follow-up discussion presented elsewhere in this issue is the 18th in a series of articles presenting clinical microbiology cases that will appear in this journal. Readers should study the case description...
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Hodgkin's Disease
Introduction Hodgkin's disease is a malignancy that originates in the lymphatic system. The disorder usually begins in the lymph nodes or the spleen but can also be present in other areas. To understand the changes that occur in lymphoma, it...
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Lipid Biomarkers and Coronary Heart Disease: Part I Lipoprotein A [Lp(a)] and Lipoprotein A Associated Phospholipase A (Lp(a)-PLA)
There are many risk factors for coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, CAD). These include genetic factors, diet, high blood pressure as well as a number of biomarkers (serum markers). Cholesterol may have been the first of these and has...
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President's Report
IT'S NOT TOO LATE: Applications are still being accepted to fill the vacancy that will be created in July when Sgt. Major Jeff Lavender completes his term on the AMTIE Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will be a member in good standing of American...
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Questions for STEP Participants
You can submit your answers either online or manually. To submit your answers online, go to www.amt1.com, click on AMT Store on the top navigation bar. Click on STEP Online, then select the article number and purchase the relevant test (member fee...
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Questions for STEP Participants
You can submit your answers either online or manually. To submit your answers online, go to www.amt1.com, click on AMT Store on the top navigation bar. Click on STEP Online, then select the article number and purchase the relevant test (member fee...
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Questions for STEP Participants
You can submit your answers either online or manually. To submit your answers online, go to www.amt1.com, click on AMT Store on the top navigation bar. Click on STEP Online, then select the article number and purchase the relevant test (member fee...
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Questions for STEP Participants
You can submit your answers either online or manually. To submit your answers online, go to www.amt1.com, click on AMT Store on the top navigation bar. Click on STEP Online, then select the article number and purchase the relevant test (member fee...
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