ERIC Number: ED026479
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Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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Essentials of an Acceptable School for Certified Laboratory Assistants.
American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. Council on Medical Education.; American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Chicago, IL.
These guidelines outline administration, organization, faculty, admission prerequisites, curriculum, clinical material, ethics, student health and procedure for attaining approval. The course must be at least 12 months in duration and include a minimum of 100 hours of didactic instruction. An initial period should include orientation in (1) professional adjustments, (2) medical ethics, (3) medical terminology, (4) laboratory records, (5) basic anatomy and psysiology, (6) laboratory equipment, (7) aseptic technique and methods of sterilization, (8) basic laboratory mathematics, (9) solution and media preparation, (10) basic elements of quality control, (11) histologic and cytologic specimens, (12) blood collecting techniques, and (13) basic hematology, serology, blood banking, and urinalysis. Basal Metabolism Rate and Electrocardiography are optional. Practice training of adequate kinds and amounts should be provided under competent supervision in accredited hospitals and laboratories. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. Council on Medical Education.; American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Chicago, IL.