Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory personnel including medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians. Also appropriate for medical laboratory students, and pathology residents.
Course Description: This course identifies, describes, and illustrates red blood cell inclusions as they are observed on Wright or Wright-Giemsa-stained peripheral smears. Additional staining procedures that make possible or enhance identification of some erythrocyte inclusions are also discussed. Numerous practice and exam questions reinforce visual recognition skills.
Prerequisites: Skill in the use of the microscope, aseptic techniques, experience preparing and gram staining smears, and experience reading smears from cultures.
Author Credentials: This course was developed by Betty Smith MT (ASCP) and Jaimy Hill MT (ASCP), and was updated by Education Materials for Health Professionals, Inc., under the supervision of Marjorie Spahn MT(ASCP). It was reviewed and adapted for online use by Paul Fekete, M.D. fellow C.A.P.
Reviewer information: Rory Huschka, M. Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of combined experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is a former Director of Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
About this Course: This revised course was originally part of a series of courses adapted for the web by MediaLab Inc. under license from Educational Materials for Health Professionals Inc. Dayton OH, 45420. Copyright EMHP Inc.