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This program is intended for clinical laboratory personnel working in a transfusion service and has been especially designed for those personnel who have laboratory experience but do not have extensive experience in the blood bank. The level of instruction is basic and this PACE program has been approved for 1 contact hour.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
Vitalant is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.
Hannah Acevedo is currently a Manufacturing Processes Specialist for Blood Systems in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has more than 40 years of experience in blood banking, including acting as Executive Director and Technical Director at United Blood services in McAllen, TX. Prior to working for Blood Systems, she was the Education Coordinator and Reference Lab Supervisor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and taught a blood banking lab course at the University of Houston –Clear Lake City.
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