critical values | volume 11 | issue 2 The American Society for Clinical Pathology offers information and education that can aid your practice as pathologists or laboratory professionals. Whether you read the printed journals or get your information online, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) and Lab Medicine provide the latest research, reports, and studies. Here are some highlights from recent issues. AJCP The latest journal CME exercises associated with AJCP articles can now be found at https:/ /academic.oup.com/ajcp. New courses will be added as they become available. In the January issue, Dr. Phaik-Leng Cheah et al examine the costs of operating a laboratory in a middle-income country in their article, “Cost Analysis of Operating an Anatomic Pathology Laboratory in a Middle-Income Country.” In their article in the February issue, “Comparison of a Medical-Grade Monitor vs Commercial Off- ASCP partners with select the-Shelf Display for Mitotic Figure Enumeration and Small Object (Helicobacter companies to take advantage pylori) Detection,” Dr. Andrew P. Norgan et al examine the performance of commer- of our collective strength of cial vs medical-grade monitors displaying standardized digital pathology images. In the March issue, Dr. Frederick A. Meier et al ask, “What’s to Be Done About Labo- over 100,000 members. ratory Quality? Process Indicators, Laboratory Stewardship, the Outcomes Prob- lem, Risk Assessment, and Economic Value: Responding to Contemporary Global As an ASCP member, you Challenges.” These articles and others can be accessed at https:/ /academic.oup. com/ajcp as part of your ASCP membership. can take advantage of great discounts on: Lab Medicine The February issue of Lab Medicine features several case studies, including one by Khan et al, “Multiple Myeloma: The Case of the Disappearing Band.” The case can be used as a teaching point to explain criteria used for staging multiple myeloma, and how a cell can become a myeloma propagating cell methods. The article is found in the print issue of the journal. travel, insurance, identity TRAVEL protection, and more! Disaster planning isn’t just for hurricanes—it includes low-resource settings and preparing for viral pandemics. In “Complete Blood Count Reference Ranges from a Rural Haitian Ambulatory Care Clinic,” Robert F. Downey discusses how to establish reference ranges for a local population. Meanwhile, Karger et al write about their INSURANCE experiences in working with patients infected with the Ebola virus in “Establish- ing a Stand-Alone Laboratory Dedicated to the Care of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease.” These articles and more can be found online at www.labmedicine.com. Lablogatory In a post titled “Managing the Emergency in Your Lab,” Dan “The Safety Man” Scungio IDENTITY gives readers a brief overview of the regulatory requirements for disaster planning. PROTECTION During the 2017 ASCP Annual Meeting, Hurricane Irma struck the island of Saint and more! Maarten. In his post “Logistics, Meetings, and Evacuations,” blogger Constantine Kanakis discusses how he dealt with being at the Annual Meeting while the storm hit his medical school. Read these posts and more on labmedicineblog.com. Visit www.ascp.org/rewards to start saving money now. 10.1093/crival/vay003 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/criticalvalues/article-abstract/11/2/9/4935013 April 2018 | critical values 9 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
Critical Values – Oxford University Press
Published: Apr 1, 2018
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