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This webinar, about a commonly performed coagulation test, is geared toward nurses, medical assistants, and other testing personnel who do not have formal education in laboratory medicine. It is designed to give you a better understanding of pre-analytical effects on Prothrombin Time/INR testing, the basic theory behind PT/INR testing, and the relevance and importance of the INR result.
This Webinar CEexpress course focuses on:
• Identifying the main goals for drawing a sample for coagulation testing
• Identifying potential elements that can fall into the pre-analytical category for laboratory testing.
• Understanding the complex issues concerning PT/INR test quality pertaining to sample integrity
• Identifying a quality sample to submit for PT/INR testing
• Gaining a better understanding of the PT/INR test and its indications to the patient
• Better understanding of the relevance of the INR result and when it is most useful
The course links you to an archived version of the webinar slide and audio program, and to available pdf file resources. Your computer must have audio capabilities to hear the audio portion of the presentation.
This course has been approved for P.A.C.E.® credit. You must successfully complete the quiz and submit the course evaluation to receive credit.
Kimberly A. Whiter, MS.Ed, BS MLS(ASCP)cm is originally from Louisiana and began her Medical Laboratory career as a new B.S. CLS graduate in 2004. Her experience includes working in a small hospital laboratory, blood banking in a busy oncology hospital with a high population of sickle cell anemia patients, and performing laboratory tests in an 800+ bed hospital-based / reference lab.
She is currently working full-time as a Medical Laboratory Science Instructor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA.
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