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Laboratory Emergency Preparedness (Online CE Course)

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Author: Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBB, DLM
Reviewer: Andrea Arlen, MLS(ASCP)CMand Shoolah Escott, MS, MT(ASCP)

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 578-032-19, approved through 8/31/2021
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Course number 20-614272, approved through 9/1/2020

Objectives

  • Define emergency management.
  • Discuss the focus of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirements for emergency preparedness.
  • Describe the use of emergency exercises in emergency preparedness.

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Additional Information

Level of instruction: Introductory

Intended Audience: This is an introductory-level management course for medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.

Author information: Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBB, DLM is currently working on special projects for the Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She formerly worked in Quality Assurance in the Department of Pathology and as the Administrative Manager for Healthcare, Blood Bank & Transfusion Service at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a Bachelors in Medical Technology from the University of Michigan, a Masters Degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, and Certifications as a Specialist in Blood Bank, as a Quality Audit, and as a Diplomate in Laboratory Medicine. She has edited books and written numerous book chapters and articles and has been invited to present numerous lectures in the field of computerization in the blood bank, automation, and transfusion medicine.

Reviewer information: Andrea Arlen, MLS(ASCP)CM, is currently the Quality Assurance Coordinator and Senior Clinical Technologist in the Molecular Diagnostics department at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Andrea also holds certifications in both LEAN Healthcare from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics from Michigan State University, East Lancing, MI. 
Reviewer information:  Shoolah Escott, MS, MT(ASCP), currently works as a biosafety and biosecurity consultant and trainer. She has over 14 years of experience working with the CDC and has experience as a regional coordinator with APHL. Earlier in her career, she was the manager of microbiology at Memorial hospital in the greater Boston area and more recently served as the Biosafety Manager and Alternate Responsible Official for the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. 
Course Description: Emergency management is planning for, responding to, and recovering from an emergency event. While disaster planning has been a requirement of laboratory accrediting agencie

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Galveston Island, TX. Jocelyn Augustino. FEMA website.


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emergencymanagementinstitute


Family Emergency Planning Wallet Card


Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions


FEMA - 9011 - Photograph by Andrea Booher taken on 10-31-2003 in California


Galveston Island, TX, September 18, 2008 -- Members of the Iowa-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team help to move a patient along with flight nurses and medics who will be transporting patients to hospitals that are operating outside of the area impacted by Hurricane Ike. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA


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