Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Clinical Laboratory Safety in the United States (Online CE Course)

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Judi Bennett, MT, BSM
Reviewers: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP); Pamela Henderson, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM

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Specimens from patients suspected of having Ebola virus disease (EVD) can enter the laboratory at any time, without any advance notice or knowledge. The best defense is the consistent use of safe laboratory practices. This course provides a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) and provides an overview of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Emphasis is placed on the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment, including recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for working with patients and patient specimens that may be infected with EVD.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2023
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs).
  • Outline the epidemiology, transmission, and symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD).
  • Identify the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Recognize the recommended laboratory protocols for safe handling of EVD specimens.

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Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic

Intended audience: This course is intended for all laboratory personnel. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.

Author information: Judi Bennett BSM, MT is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. During her 30 year career as a medical technologist, she has served as a Senior System Analyst, laboratory manager, Point-of-Care coordinator, microbiology supervisor, and generalist. Judi has been a speaker at various conferences and has been published in CLMA magazine.

Reviewer information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.

Reviewer information: Pamela Henderson, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM is the Operations Manager at Gwinnett Medical Center laboratory, located in Lawrenceville, GA. She has over 36 years experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor and laboratory manager.

Course description: Specimens from patients suspected of having Ebola virus disease (EVD) can enter the laboratory at any time, without any advance notice or knowledge. The best defense is the consistent use of safe laboratory practices. This course provides a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) and provides an overview of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Emphasis is placed on the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment, including recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for working with patients and patient specimens that may be infected with EVD.

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Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of EBOV. Image courtesy of the CDC.


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