ERIC Number: ED315582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Training Medical Laboratory Technicians. Fourth Edition.
American Medical Technologists, Park Ridge, IL.
This document is intended to assist educators in the development of medical laboratory technician training programs. The following elements are included in the document: (1) an introduction; (2) the American Medical Technologists' Code of Ethics; (3) suggested curricula for medical laboratory technician programs for a 12-month course and an 18-month course; (4) model curricula for junior or community college programs; (5) synopses of selected medical laboratory subjects; (6) descriptions of competency-based, criterion-referenced certification examinations; (7) descriptions of the development and use of the medical laboratory practitioner competency outline; (8) outline of laboratory practitioner competencies (clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation and hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology and serology, bacteriology, parasitology, and urinalysis); (9) quality and safety concerns in the clinical laboratory (quality control, proficiency testing, precautions against laboratory-related infections, laboratory safety, and Occupational Safety and Health Act requirements); (10) requirements for certification as a medical laboratory technician and medical technologist by American Medical Technologists; (11) settings eligible for approved laboratory experience; and (12) suggested reference material, including 4 items that introduce medical technology, 6 sets of review questions for medical technology, 5 references for general medical technology methodology, and 40 items of more specific subject matter. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Medical Technologists, Park Ridge, IL.