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  1. ASCP & Global Outreach

  2. ASCP would like to thank the following for their support and interest: • The Center for Disease Control & Prevention– Central Asia • Ministry of Health

  3. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) • Membership organization of 130,000 laboratory professionals consisting of • MD pathologists • Medical technologists • Medical technicians • PhD scientists • Established in 1922 • Headquarters are in Chicago, IL, USA

  4. The Mission of ASCP • Excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals

  5. The ASCP Institute for Global Outreach (GO) • GO supports laboratory training and quality improvement for diagnosis and laboratory monitoring of HIV/AIDS patients in PEPFAR (Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) countries. • The Institute’s activities are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. • GO is tasked with strengthening health systems through capacity building • Go is focused on Clinical Lab Science

  6. Where We Work • Cambodia • Central Asia • Cote d’Ivoire • Ethiopia • Guyana • Haiti • Kenya • Lesotho • Mozambique • Namibia • Nigeria • Rwanda • Sierra Leone • South Africa • Swaziland • Tanzania • Vietnam

  7. Global Outreach Activities • In-Service Trainings Areas: • Clinical Chemistry • Hematology • CD4 Testing • Phlebotomy • Basic Lab Operations (BLOT) • Laboratory Management (SLMTA) • Technical Assistance Areas: • Quality Assurance Planning • Management Mentoring • New Curriculum Implementing at the University program level • Pre-Service Program Areas: • Curriculum Review and Development with Faculty of Medical Technology Programs

  8. Workshop Goal At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to perform phlebotomy procedures following International Best Practices and enhance the laboratory’s ability to provide accurate and reliable test results for all patients and clients

  9. Modules and Topics • Module 1: Phlebotomy Equipment • Module 2: Specimen Collection & Processing • Module 3: Adult Phlebotomy • Module 4: Safety and Infection Control • Module 5: Special Draws

  10. Modules and Topics • Module 6: Lab Departments, QC, Professionalism • Module 8: Myths and Facts: TB, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STIs • Module 9: Dried Blood Spot Collection & Processing

  11. Workshop Expectations ASCP staff and consultants expect participants to: • Demonstrate dedication to the workshop by completing all assignments and homework • Share experiences with each other to enhance the learning experience • Participate fully in all activities and do your best • Ask questions

  12. Any questions?

  13. Thank you!