Journal of Continuing Education Topics & Issues

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, January

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 ...
Baylisascaris Procyonis: The Little Known but Very Dangerous Raccoon Roundworm
In spring of 2009, two cases of Baylisascaris procyonis were reported to the New York City Health Department. The first case was a previously healthy infant who presented with seizures, irritability and developmental regression. The child had a history...
Blood Collection Tubes Testify in Court: A Collection of Errors
Introduction Many students who attend higher education classes, as well as those who participate in continuing education programs, attend with the idea that "Here I am, fill me up!" These individuals do not wish to be active participants in the...
Blood Sugar Disorders
All body cells use glucose, the preferred energy source for brain cells and the only one for red blood cells. When one looks at people who cannot produce enough insulin, you can determine the importance of maintaining a stable glucose level. Diabetes...
Case Seventeen: A Critical Case of Community Acquired Pneumonia
[FIGURE 2 OMITTED] [FIGURE 3 OMITTED] Case Follow-up and Discussion Autopsy examination revealed the cause of death to be from a severe bilateral necrotizing acute pneumonia involving predominantly the lower lobes of the lung (Figure 2). An...
Cases in Clinical Microbiology
The case description on this page and its follow-up discussion presented elsewhere in this issue is the 17th in a series of articles presenting clinical microbiology cases that will appear in this journal. Readers should study the case description...
President's Report
First and foremost, I wish to thank Patrick Cuviello for his many years of service and dedication to AMTIE and AMT. Pat's special talent, for which he will be long remembered, was mentoring members (like me) and his willingness to share his expertise...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Clinical Laboratory and Outcomes
Your laboratory can play an important role in improving efficiency, lowering costs, and increasing patient and physician satisfaction as you participate in outcome studies. For our discussion, an outcome is the end result from an action (or lack of...
The Importance of Donor-Technician Communications in Volunteer Programs
Generally, we find that the first time blood donor is nervous and uneasy. It is important then to calm and reassure the individual so that the first experience of volunteer "blood letting" is as free from trauma as possible. The concept of giving...