Lessons from the Front Line

  • Duration: 73 minutes
  • Date:NOV.12.2014 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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Description

As questions continue to arise about how best to test patients suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, laboratorians are looking for information that will guide their decision-making. There are many instructional posters, papers and guidelines now available (check out AACC’s Ebola resource page), but there’s no substitute for experience.

Join AACC for this exclusive 60-minute free webinar and hear what laboratorians who have actually tested Ebola virus patients learned from this process. Register for this webinar and hear how Emory University and NIH laboratory leaders prepared to test their Ebola patients, what they learned while testing the patients in their care, and what they would do differently in the future.

James RitchieSpeaker Presentation Description

James Ritchie, PhD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Medical Director Emory Medical Laboratories, Director, Core, Special Chemistry, and POCT, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

 

Program

As questions continue to arise about how best to test patients suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, laboratorians are looking for information that will guide their decision-making. There are many instructional posters, papers and guidelines now available (check out AACC’s Ebola resource page), but there’s no substitute for experience. 

Join AACC for this exclusive 60-minute free webinar and hear what laboratorians who have actually tested Ebola virus patients learned from this process. Register for this webinar and hear how Emory University and NIH laboratory leaders prepared to test their Ebola patients, what they learned while testing the patients in their care, and what they would do differently in the future.

Register for this webinar and learn:

  • What instrumentation (POCT versus central lab analyzers) the two labs used to test Ebola patients and why they chose those technologies
  • The approach the labs took to preparing their facilities to test Ebola specimens
  • How the labs managed laboratory/employee safety issues
  • How the labs approached or managed the issue of instrument decontamination
  • Lessons the labs learned from the process that could benefit other clinical labs

There will be an extended Q&A session during this webinar, so please come prepared to ask questions.

Target Audience

Clinical laboratory directors, managers, and technologists involved in making preparations to test patients suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus.

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