If you can’t make it to ASCP’s Annual Meeting this year, experience it vicariously through Lab Medicine. We’ll listen to the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote speech, attend seminars, hang out at Science Connection Central—and report everything to you. Watch this space next week–September 18-21–to keep on top of what’s happening at the meeting in Chicago.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome–MERS–is an outbreak we’re watching closely. Lab Medicine has an information page and a podcast that outline the details regarding the disease, specimen requirements, and specimen handling. MERS hasn’t been found in the Unites States yet, but it’s best to be prepared.
Anyone who has worked in a laboratory for any length of time knows that animosity can exist between health care providers and laboratory staff. Dennis Ernst, MT(ASCP), Executive Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, recently spoke with Lab Medicine about this “wall” and how laboratory professionals can break it.
Listen to the podcast here.