Journal of Continuing Education Topics & Issues

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, August

Biomarkers of Kidney Failure: A Brief Review
As the population in the United States continues to age, the number of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has dramatically increased. CKD, a reduction in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), is increasing, in part because of the aging population...
Case Sixteen: A Common Organism in an Uncommon Place
The next day, the blood culture was reported as positive with Gram-negative bacilli. The patient was admitted for the management of bacteremia and meningitis. The patient's CSF studies showed low glucose and high protein levels, consistent with bacterial...
President's Report
What a great meeting we had at the AMT national convention that was held in Minneapolis June 23-27, 2009. As usual, it was an excellent conference. Diane Powell and the home office staff who were there did an outstanding job. Thank you all. [ILLUSTRATION...
Questions for Step Participants
Answer questions only on the official STEP answer sheet. If you do not have the official STEP answer sheet, a year's supply can be obtained (at no cost), simply by writing to: STEP Program Answer Sheets, American Medical Technologists, 10700 W. Higgins...
Questions for STEP Participants
Answer questions only on the official STEP answer sheet. If you do not have the official STEP answer sheet, a year's supply can be obtained (at no cost), simply by writing to: STEP Program Answer Sheets, American Medical Technologists, 10700 W. Higgins...
Questions for STEP Participants
Answer questions only on the official STEP answer sheet. If you do not have the official STEP answer sheet, a year's supply can be obtained (at no cost), simply by writing to: STEP Program Answer Sheets, American Medical Technologists, 10700 W. Higgins...
Solving Phlebotomy Problems: Ensure Quality Blood Specimen Collection by Addressing the Four Most Common Problems
ADVANCE [Newsmagazine] asked phlebotomy experts to list what they consider to be the top areas of concern when it comes to blood specimen collection. Then we asked them to give advice on how to resolve these dilemmas or challenges. Problem #1: Misidentifying...
The Swine Flu Pandemic
In March, 2009, Mexico announced an outbreak of several cases of an unusual deadly respiratory infection. On April 18, a laboratory in the United States reported two human cases of swine flu, a variant of a substrain of H1N1 Influenza Type A virus....
Vitamin D in the Prevention and Treatment of CHD
The pathogenesis of coronary heart disease is of multifactorial origin. Probably, not all risk factors are satisfactorily understood. This article outlines beneficial vitamin D effects on cardiac function and the vasculature. In addition, human data...