Mycology Basics: Part 1
by Instructor: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP); Instructor: Jeanette C. Sprute, MT-AMT, M-ASCP

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

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 is key in rapid isolation, accurate identification, and proper treatment for the patient, and is critical in avoiding potentially fatal consequences. 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

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(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

    ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification as well as licensure states, including California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and license renewal. Relias is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LAB11
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define common terminolgy, appearance,and growth requirements used in identifying fungi in order to help providers treat infection.; Describe the basic concepts and principles of mycology in the clinical laboratory, and the role of mycology in the clinical laboratory; Explain safety techniques used in the mycology laboratory
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Basic Concepts of Mycology in the Clinical Laboratory
    Basic Mycoses
    Common Terminology Used in the Mycology Laboratory
    Macroscopic Descriptions and Terminology
    Section 3: Applying Safety Techniques in the Mycology Laboratory 
    The Environment
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Disinfection, Sanitizing, and Sterilizing Equipment
    Biohazards
    Other Precautions
    Section 4: Clinical Vignette 
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    References
  • 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    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.
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