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Bacillus anthracis

This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of anthrax. This training assists clinical laboratory scientists in recognizing potential agents of bioterrorism that they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing relevant laboratory procedures accurately, and
  • Determine whether staff are referring specimens for confirmation tests correctly
On-demand eLearning
Level:
Intermediate
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Basic Microbiology eLearning Curriculum

Learn basic microbiology laboratory skills and procedures necessary to identify microorganisms from clinical specimens. Courses include: Basic Microscopy, Basic Culture Media, Biochemicals and Gram Positive Organism ID, Biochemicals and Gram Negative Organism ID, Routine Microscopy Procedures, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods (AST).

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories Curriculum

Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories Curriculum

Learn the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) protocols for bioterrorism agent identification. Courses include: Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp., Burkholderia spp., Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Intermediate
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Brain-Eating Amoebae – Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Learn the importance of using a combination of morphology, immunofluorescence microscopy, and real-time PCR for rapid and accurate diagnosis of the three amoebae that cause human central nervous system infections.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Intermediate
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Brucella spp.

This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Brucella spp. species. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
  • Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly
On-demand eLearning
Level: Intermediate
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BT Rule Out or Refer: Virtual Knowledge Exercise

Participate in a series of three virtual case studies using ASM’s sentinel laboratory protocols in a safe environment to detect potential bio-threat agents.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic

Burkholderia spp.

This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Burkholderia spp. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
  • Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly
On-demand eLearning
Level: Intermediate
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Core Microbiology Skills

Learn several core microbiological skills that are used in public health, clinical, and research laboratories.

 

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
Diagnostic Features of Intestinal Nematodes

Diagnostic Features of Intestinal Nematodes

Learn an overview an overview of the morphologic features that are important in correctly identifying intestinal nematode eggs, larvae, and adult worms.

Converting to On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic

Francisella tularensis

This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Francisella tularensis. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
  • Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly
On-demand eLearning
Level:
Intermediate
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Fundamentals Of Centrifuge Safety

Learn the major parts of a centrifuge, types of centrifuges, potential hazards, how to work safely with a centrifuge, and what to do if there is an emergency.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
Fundamentals of Chemical Fume Hood Safety

Fundamentals of Chemical Fume Hood Safety

Learn the major components of a chemical fume hood and proper practices for its safe and effective operation.

 

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Fundamentals of Working Safely in a Biological Safety Cabinet

Learn how to work safely in a Class II biological safety cabinet (BSC).

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
Laboratory test with text Recommendations for Biochemical Genetic Testing: Preanalytic Phase

Good Laboratory Practice Recommendations for Biochemical Genetic Testing: Preanalytic Phase

Learn an overview of the quality practices in the preanalytic phase of biochemical genetic testing.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Good Laboratory Practices for Molecular Genetics Testing

Learn to develop procedures and processes for a molecular genetic test which are consistent with regulatory requirements and good laboratory practices.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Human brucellosis associated with Brucella abortus: RB51 Shedding in Milk: A New problem?

Learn the elements of laboratory response to an unknown chemical agent exposure, including sample collection, sample testing, and surge capacity testing through state public health laboratories.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
Laboratory Informatics Introductory Course

Introduction to Laboratory Informatics

Learn the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explore the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic

The Interface of Biology and Chemistry: How Advanced Analytical Techniques Benefit the Diagnosis, Assessment of Treatment Efficacy, and Prevention of Toxin Mediated Diseases

Learn powerful mass spectrometry-based methods for the detection and differentiation of protein toxins.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) elearing Curriculum

Learn antimicrobial susceptibility testing for bacteria isolated from clinical specimens. Courses include: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods (AST) and Antimicrobial Susceptibility CLSI Standards.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Molecular Techniques in Mycology

Learn the basic principles and potential applications of molecular methods for the detection and genotyping of fungi.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
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Morphological Identification of the Commensal Protozoa of the Human Intestinal Tract

Learn an overview of the morphological identification and differentiation of cyst and trophozoite forms of the non-pathogenic or unknown pathogenicity protozoa of the human intestinal tract.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Diagnostic Principles and Procedures

Learn State-of-the-art diagnostic molecular and growth-based methods for detection, isolation, identification (ID), and drug susceptibility testing (DST) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC).

Live Event:  3/19/19 – 3/22/19
Level: Intermediate

Overview of CDC’s Nuclear Radiation Training and Exercise Program

Learn an overview of CDC’s internal nuclear/radiation preparedness process and how to use this experience in respective planning for any nuclear/radiation emergency.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic

Overview of the Rapid Toxic Screen and Laboratory Response Network for Chemical Threats (LRN-C)

Learn the elements of laboratory response to an unknown chemical agent exposure, including sample collection, sample testing, and surge capacity testing through state public health laboratories.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
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Packing and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratory Professional Should Know 2016

Learn what the laboratory professional should know to be certified (or recertified) to ship Division 6.2 Materials.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Intermediate
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Rapid Prostate Specific Antigen Testing for Detecting Semen Exposure

Learn how the ABAcard® p30 test is used to identify prostate specific antigen (PSA) in semen.

On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic
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Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results

Learn how to safely and accurately perform patient testing waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

On-demand eLearning
Level:
Basic
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Why, When, and How to Create a Section 508-Compliant Document

Learn the importance of creating Section 508-compliant material and publicly available resources, common issues encountered by authors and developers, and potential solutions.

Converting to On-demand eLearning
Level: Basic

Yersinia pestis

This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Yersinia pestis. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential bioterrorism agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
  • Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly
On-demand eLearning
Level:
Intermediate
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