COLA and its educational subsidiary COLA Resources, Inc. (CRI), will jointly present a program entitled “Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Testing” at Howard County Community College on Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is intended for allied health professionals, emphasizing the components of good clinical laboratory practices.
Designed for nurses and other health care personnel who work in hospitals, clinics, and physician office laboratories, the course will provide non-laboratorians with a basic knowledge of quality laboratory testing procedures in health care settings. It will cover basic overviews of topics such as Laboratory Quality Assessment and Control; Laboratory Workflow; Specimen Collection; Laboratory Safety, and Laboratory Regulations.
“This new course is oriented specifically for members of the health care team who have no formal training in basic lab procedures, but are called upon to perform both waived and non-waived tests in various medical settings like nursing homes, physician offices and retail clinics,” said Douglas Beigel, Chief Executive Officer of COLA. “It is designed to create awareness of the importance of quality lab practices in the delivery of safe, effective health care.”
Successful course participants can earn the equivalent of 5 CME, 5 PACE or 0.5 CEU credits. The course fee is $130, which includes $40 in fees. To register, call 443-518-1700 or visit www.howardcc.edu/ConEd.