10-hour Combination Course of All 5 Major Florida Specialties 2019

Author: various authors
Publisher: Elsevier and F.A. Davis Company
Date Published: 2017-2018
Pages: 128
Cover Type: Loose-Leaf Spiral Binding
Expiration Date: 12/31/2024

This course is designed to satisfy the Florida requirement that licensees earn one contact hour in each of the five major specialties in which they are licensed; however, all course participants may order this course and earn credit for it.

It consists of five chapters from three textbooks (specified below) accompanied by a quiz. Chapters are reproduced with the publisher's permission. This course consists of these five parts. Each part is also available separately.

1. Microbiology

Chapter 39: Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis, pages 489-498, and Chapter 43: “Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents,” pages 555-569, in Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, Fourteenth Edition. Published by Elsevier in 2017. 

Read about: Neisseria gonorrhoeae epidemiology • Pathogenesis and spectrum of disease • Antimicrobial and susceptibility testing and therapy • Chlamydia epidemiology • Rickettsia, Orientia, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia.

2. Serology/Immunology

Chapter 15: “Autoimmunity” by Linda E. Miller, PhD, I, MBcm(ASCP)SI, pages 233-260, in Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective, Fourth Edition, by Christine Dorresteyn Stevens, EdD, MT(ASCP), et al. Published by F.A. Davis Company in 2017.

Read about: Etiology of autoimmune diseases • Systemic autoimmune disease, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis • Organ-specific autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes mellitus, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis.

3. Clinical Chemistry

Chapter 32: “Kidney Function Tests” by Edmund J. Lamb, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, et al., in Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Sixth Edition, pages 479-506. Published by Elsevier in 2018. 

Read about: Urine analysis • Quantitative assessment of proteinuria • Creatinine • Cystatin C • Urea • Uric acid • Kidney stones • Glomerular filtration rate

4. Hematology

Chapter 71: “Hemostasis” by Russell A. Higgins, MD,  et al., in Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Sixth Edition, pages 1732.e1-1732.e32. Published by Elsevier in 2018.

Read about: Regulation of coagulation • Test methods for evaluation of primary hemostasis • Platelet aggregation and secretion • Clinical application of platelet disorder tests • General considerations for coagulation testing • Test methods for secondary hemostasis • Inherited coagulation.

5. Immunohematology and Blood Bank/Donor Processing

Chapter 81: “Blood Components, Blood Donor Screening, and Transfusion Reactions” by John P. Manis, MD, in Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Sixth Edition, pages 1744.e1-1744.e19. Published by Elsevier in 2018.

Read about: Blood donation • Donor reactions and complications • Reducing risks • Blood donations and components • Transfusion reactions

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