CLS1240X Hematology Didactic Lecture

Course Description

Clinical Hematology Didactic Lectures for Clinical Laboratory Scientist Trainees presents practical, technical material to compliment and reinforce the Hematology Laboratory training experience. The didactic lecture series is required by Laboratory Field Services as part of the 52 week CLS training program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Process Hematology specimens for testing.
  • Competently operate an automated cell counter.
  • Perform microhematocrits with 2% precision.
  • Set up and read erythrocyte sedimentation rates and discuss the significance of normal and abnormal results.
  • Perform reticulocyte counts both manually and automated, using appropriate controls and discuss the significance of normal and abnormal results.
  • Perform routine stains ( Wrights and Giemsa) on blood films using both automated and manual methods.
  • Perform differential cell counts on normal stained smears at a rate satisfactory to the Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Recognition of abnormal smear results with discussion of WBC and RBC abnormalities and their relationship to various disease states.
  • Observe bone marrow aspiration procedure, marrow smear preparation and staining, and evaluate quality of Wright's stain on the aspirated marrow.
  • Perform and evaluate special hematology stains and procedures to include up to 15 different diagnostic tests.
  • Operate and perform daily maintenance and/or instrument checks for the automated cell counter.
  • Body fluid cell counts and evaluation of results.
  • Review proficiency testing program for the Hematology
  • Perform hemoglobin electrophoresis and discuss the separation of common hemoglobins.
  • Perform and discuss various Flow Cytometry techniques as applied to hematology and their significance.