$20.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

Competency in laboratory mycology, a specialty area of clinical microbiology, depends on the knowledge, experience, and awareness of the mycologist. Proper collection of specimens and knowledge of processing techniques, tests, stains, and reagents used in the identification of pathogenic fungi are key in rapid isolation and accurate identification, as well as proper treatment and avoidance of potentially fatal consequences for the patient. At the same time, the technologist must be able to distinguish between true pathogenic fungal infections and common laboratory contaminants in order to avoid miscommunication, unnecessary treatments, and unnecessary costs.

About the Course Author

Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP, Jeanette C. (Sprute) Reynolds, M-ASCP(cm), MT-AMT. Ms. Reynolds earned her Master of Science in Biology. She is certified in Emerging Diseases and is a certified instructor, MLS II-at Lexington Medical Center Microbiology Lab, Adjunct Science Faculty (LMC and Fortis College). She writes as a Microbiology subject matter expert for Orbis Education and freelance. Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LAB19
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-11-06
  • Learning Objectives:

    Distinguish between common opportunistic fungi and common laboratory contaminants; List the basic mycoses along with their routes of transmission, descriptions, causative agents, and treatments
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.