Training Courses & Topics
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Preparedness and Response
Develop a laboratory continuity of operations plan (COOP).
Describe fundamental characteristics of DNA and RNA, nucleotide base-pairing rules, and basic techniques and workflow applied in molecular diagnostics.
Implement general biosafety and laboratory area flow practices, and minimize contamination.
Discuss nucleic acid extraction including extraction method selection, basic extraction steps, and nucleic acid analysis.
Explain the principles of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and real-time PCR including PCR steps and product analysis, and real-time PCR characteristics.
Identify major parts of a centrifuge, types of centrifuges, potential hazards, how to work safely with a centrifuge, and emergency protocol. Implement proper practices for its safe and effective operations.
Identify major components of a chemical fume hood and implement proper practices for its safe and effective operation.
This basic level eLearning course provides information on communicating the hazards of laboratory chemicals.
This course introduces clinical and public health laboratory professionals to the physical and chemical hazards associated with compressed gas and compressed gas cylinders, control measures to mitigate risks, and how to work safely with compressed gases and gas cylinders in the laboratory.
This course provides an overview of laboratory safety for clinical and public health laboratory personnel.
This basic-level course provides information on the chemical properties and adverse health effects associated with the use of methylene chloride, or dichloromethane (DCM), in clinical and public health laboratories.
Apply risk management strategies to identify hazards, assess risks, and select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) options.
Identify major parts of a Class II biological safety cabinet (BSC) and implement proper practices for its safe and effective operation.
Apply risk management principles and practices to laboratory settings.
A virtual reality (VR) course: Practice setting up, working in, decontaminating, and shutting down a biological safety cabinet (BSC) in a virtual laboratory.
Practice selecting the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly donning and doffing it in a virtual museum.
This course offers a detailed study of packing and shipping Division 6.2 infectious substances and dry ice according to DOT and IATA regulations.
Identify the recipients of laboratory data, explain data and results storage, and discuss communicating data and results to various stakeholders.
Describe laboratory informatics enterprise, data relationships, data quality and standards, and specimen progression through the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases.
Explore Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) functionality, the role of the LIMS interoperability, various information system and laboratory data regulations and standards, and the steps in implementing a LIMS.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM) Procedures: An Introduction.
Discuss the background of Provider-Performed Microscopy (PPM) procedures, including an overview of PPM procedures criteria, examinations, and regulations; how to apply for a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate for PPM procedures; requirements for PPM personnel; and additional CLIA requirements and quality practices for PPM procedures.
Explore an overview of the CLIA Regulatory Program, CLIA Laboratory Testing and Quality Standards, and CLIA Program Oversight and Administration.
The training will help to assure that testing personnel have the basic training necessary to safely and accurately perform patient testing waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.