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  • Middleware: Managing Workflow in a Digital World
    Middleware: Managing Workflow in a Digital World Kelly Abbott, MT ASCP Recorded: Jun 14 2018 36 mins
    Is your clinical laboratory facing increased workloads and complicated workflows? Extensive documentation requirements affecting QC? Need to bridge talent gaps? In this webinar, your peers from El Camino Hospital will share how they addressed those challenges through IT middleware solutions.

    El Camino Hospital had a goal to standardize evaluation of results and continuously improve QC practices so their clinical laboratory scientists could respond to conditions in real time and take appropriate action. In this webinar, El Camino Hospital’s chemistry lead, Kelly Abbott, MT(ASCP), will share how a middleware solution helped them:

    • Optimize laboratory workflow through rules utilization
    • Expand QC practices to address potential issues and monitor result quality
    • Empower staff to meet challenges without the need for IT support

    P.A.C.E. credit may be available for your participation.*

    *Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • The Laboratory’s Role in the National Healthcare Safety Network
    The Laboratory’s Role in the National Healthcare Safety Network Robert L. Sautter, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), CC Recorded: Apr 9 2018 58 mins
    In this webinar, Dr. Sautter will discuss the important collaboration efforts between the government and healthcare facilities to stop prevalent and dangerous hospital-acquired infections. After the webinar, you will be able to:

    • Explain how the laboratory and the NHSN can work together to lower infection rates in hospitals
    • Learn how to lower rates of infections, such as blood culture contamination, MRSA and C. difficile
    • Identify how pre-analytic culture collection can affect the results of clean catch and catheter-related infections
    • Discuss how laboratories can work together with the NHSN, an infection surveillance program created by the CDC to eliminate HAIs, to identify problem areas and measure the progress of prevention initiatives

    P.A.C.E. credit* is available for your participation at http://qmark.beckmancoulter.com/r/325Safety.html

    Presenter: Dr. Sautter is a teacher, lecturer and industry consultant. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Eastern Michigan University in the areas of biology and molecular biology, respectively, and his Ph.D., from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Mich., in microbiology. During his career, he held positions as a medical technologist, director of microbiology and medical director for a number of laboratories, before becoming an esteemed consultant for a variety of industry leaders in the area of microbiology.

    *Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • Troubleshooting ISE Issues Part 2
    Troubleshooting ISE Issues Part 2 Lisa Hammett MT(ASCP) Recorded: Mar 29 2018 38 mins
    Continue the discussion with AU service and support professionals and discover more proven strategies for improving the uptime and reliability of your AU chemistry analyzers.

    In Part 2 of this two-part series, you will learn more about:

    • Troubleshooting ISE problems
    • Solving calibration and reagent problems

    Optional P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

    Missed Part 1 of the series? Register now at: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10533/307703

    Note: To attend the webinars, you must register for both Part 1 and Part 2.

    *Beckman Coulter, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • Improving AU Uptime and Reliability Part 1
    Improving AU Uptime and Reliability Part 1 Lisa Hammett MT(ASCP) Recorded: Mar 27 2018 40 mins
    Join us for this two-part webinar series designed to help you improve the uptime and reliability of your AU chemistry analyzers.

    Part 1 includes best practices and tips for maximizing analyzer reliability, gathered from AU chemistry service and support professionals. You will learn strategies for:

    • Resolving photometer-related errors
    • Minimizing the occurrence of common hardware problems

    Optional P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

    Register for Part 2 of the webinar series at: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10533/307711

    Note: To attend the webinars, you must register for both Part 1 and Part 2.

    *Beckman Coulter, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • Quality Assurance Procedures to Minimize the Lab's Spurious Results
    Quality Assurance Procedures to Minimize the Lab's Spurious Results Ahmed Bentahar MD, PhD, Senior Manager Global Scientific Marketing, Hematology/Urinalysis, Beckman Coulter Recorded: Feb 8 2018 64 mins
    When errors pass through laboratory tests undetected, patients may suffer. What if one of the tests your laboratory performs frequently is also the one most commonly at risk for error?

    Consider patients who present with symptoms of anemia. Clinicians confer the highest importance to hemoglobin (Hgb) measurement. This is because this parameter can directly reflect patient quality of life, independent of any underlying disease that may cause the anemia. Hence, there is a need for quality assurance (QA) measures that ensure Hgb testing reliability. The “rule of three” contributes largely to this end.

    Dr. Ahmed Bentahar, senior manager, global scientific marketing at Beckman Coulter, will discuss a more robust method of red blood cell (RBC) testing and analysis that can yield higher quality results. After this webinar, you will be able to:
    -Use the “rule of three” to combat spurious RBC results
    -Improve the quality of RBC testing and analysis by combining hematocrit and hemoglobin parameters
    -Measure RBCs in their native states more precisely to support better patient care
    P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation. *
    *Beckman Coulter, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • The Role and Limitations of Sigma Analysis in Lab QC
    The Role and Limitations of Sigma Analysis in Lab QC Jack Montgomery, MLS(ASCP)cm Recorded: Nov 15 2017 54 mins
    Hear Jack Montgomery share his experiences and methodologies in applying sigma analysis to lab quality control at Asante Health, a Truven Health Analytics Top 100 hospital the past four years.

    In this webinar, Jack will discuss the dynamic nature of sigma metrics for clinical chemistry analytes. He will show how they can be improved over time with enhanced monitoring and optimized maintenance schedules. This sensitivity of sigma metrics highlights the notion that sigma methodology is just one of the many tools that should be used for a holistic approach to lab quality.

    By attending this webinar, you will:
    - Understand the practical use of Six Sigma as a lab quality tool
    - Learn about the dynamic nature of sigma metrics and how they can be improved in the lab
    - Gain insights into the additional tools for implementing a multi-faceted total quality program

    P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

    Presenter:
    Jack Montgomery, MLS(ASCP)cm, is the chemistry technical specialist for Rogue Regional Medical Center—the flagship entity for Asante Health—a growing three-hospital system located in southern Oregon containing a laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Jack has over 40 years of experience in the clinical laboratory with a special interest in quality control, sigma metrics and method validation.

    *Beckman Coulter, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • Innovations in Multivariate Hematology Analysis
    Innovations in Multivariate Hematology Analysis Gert-Jan van de Geijn, Ph.D. Recorded: Oct 5 2017 51 mins
    In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Gert-Jan van de Geijn, renowned hematology expert, researcher and industry leader, discusses new chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) test parameters that better discriminate between bacterial and nonbacterial acute exacerbation. Dr. van de Geijn shares how neutro/lympho ratios and basophils (measured by flow) combined with current C-reactive protein (CRP) tests enable more accurate bacterial detection in COPD patients.

    After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

    - Assess options based on the limitations of current differentiation tests (e.g., sputum culture and CRP)
    - Apply multivariate analysis results from hematology and flow cytometry technologies to increase specificity
    - Combine tests to improve prediction of bacterial exacerbation in COPD patients to help reduce antibiotics resistance

    For more insight, watch a recorded Q&A session that followed the live webinar.

    P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

    Gert-Jan van de Geijn, Ph.D., has nearly 20 years of experience in hematology and laboratory medicine. He is a specialist in multiple technologies related to cellular analysis, including both flow cytometry and molecular biological techniques. He has published and contributed to more than 30 research articles. Currently, Dr. van de Geijn is a research coordinator for the Department of Clinical Chemistry at Franciscus Gasthius Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    *Beckman Coulter, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
  • How do you Decide Whom to Biopsy for Prostate Cancer?
    How do you Decide Whom to Biopsy for Prostate Cancer? Dr. E. David Crawford Recorded: Feb 17 2017 61 mins
    In our webinar, Identifying Men with Prostate Cancer—The Role of phi and Other Biomarkers, Dr. E. David Crawford will discuss key issues that challenge a physician's ability to make informed decisions regarding whom to biopsy for prostate cancer. After the webinar, you will be able to:

    • Understand the historical perspective and controversy regarding prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening

    • Improve your interpretation of a PSA result

    • Use biomarkers, such as Prostate Health Index (phi), to reduce negative biopsies and have more confidence in the decision to biopsy

    • Understand how the phi score, combined with family and patient history, can determine patient management decisions

    Dr. Crawford is an internationally renowned urologist and distinguished endowed professor of surgery, urology and radiation oncology. He also serves as the head of the section of urologic oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in urology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He subsequently completed a genitourinary cancer fellowship at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles.
  • Comparing Automated Microscopy Data to Manual Review
    Comparing Automated Microscopy Data to Manual Review Dr. Michael Samoszuk Recorded: Jan 11 2017 26 mins
    Are you having difficulty categorizing urine sediment particles due to operator subjectivity?

    Automating urine sediment microscopy can help standardize particle characterization. In the final installment of our miniseries, Dr. Michael Samoszuk presents automated and manual microscopy study data from Dr. Sorin Gîju, clinical chemist at the Clinical Emergency Hospital in Timisoara, Romania.

    Dr. Samoszuk compares results from the iRICELL3000 automated microscopy system and manual microscopy for the same patient samples. The iRICELL3000’s proprietary Digital Flow Morphology technology captures 500 images per sample and offers 12-particle classification, resulting in fewer opportunities to miss urine particles.

    Watch this webinar to enhance your understanding of your urinalysis results.

    Presenter:
    Dr. Michael Samoszuk, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and completed his postgraduate training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; University of California, San Francisco; and University of Southern California, Los Angeles. As an experienced chief medical officer, director of hemapathology and associate professor of pathology and radiology, Dr. Samoszuk contributes his expertise to Beckman Coulter’s diagnostics division. His guidance supports product and process developments as well as performance enhancements with patients and clinicians in mind.
  • Achieve Better Hematology Quality Control with Bulls X̄B
    Achieve Better Hematology Quality Control with Bulls X̄B Dr. Guido Vranken and Lobke Tremmerie Recorded: Dec 13 2016 50 mins
    Dr. Guido Vranken and Lobke Tremmerie discuss how to implement Bulls XB algorithm, which uses RBC indices to create a weighted moving average of patient sample results, to statistically monitor hematology results. This unique algorithm, offered on Beckman Coulter hematology instruments, allows users to monitor result quality without additional reagents, software licenses or costs. Laboratories worldwide can implement this simple, powerful tool to enhance results and improve compliance.

    P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

    Presenters: Guido Vranken, Ph.D, has been working with customers for over 30 years across different disciplines, including protein chemistry, immunoassay and hematology. He specializes in conducting internal and external validation studies. Dr. Vranken spent three years as a lecturer on statistics at the University of Ghent. Lobke Tremmerie earned her environmental engineering degree from the University of Ghent in 2002. She first became an electrophoresis and nephelometry sales engineer at Analis, Beckman Coulter’s exclusive Belgian distributor. Following her true passion, she transferred into the hematology division in 2004. Ms. Tremmerie currently serves as Analis’ cellular biology product marketing manager.

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