Laboratory Training and Workshops
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Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Workshop
Presented by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Laboratory Services.
Brought to you at NO CHARGE by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant. Lunch Provided. Lodging and Travel Expenses are not covered.
Registration for 2024 dates coming soon!
Bio-Threat Preparedness: Rule Out Refer Workshop
This intermediate-level workshop focuses on practical methods that clinical microbiology laboratories can use to remain alert for the agents of bioterrorism. Participants will learn about surveillance and evaluation procedures that can be integrated into the routine work of the clinical microbiology lab. Procedures for the referral of suspect cases will also be discussed. In this hands-on course, following appropriate safety precautions, participants will examine actual cultures and organisms in a laboratory setting.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role of the clinical lab in discovering organisms targeted for use in acts of bioterrorism.
- Explain the safety implications of handling suspected organisms in clinical specimens and isolates.
- Describe the clinical and laboratory features of the primary agents likely to be involved in a bioterrorist event, including anthrax, plague, botulism, tularemia, brucellosis, melioidosis and glanders.
- Recognize culture, staining and biochemical characteristics of bioterrorism organisms.
- Apply information presented in clinical scenarios in order to avoid identification pitfalls.
- Explain select agent regulations and their impact on clinical laboratories.
This intermediate-level workshop is designed for Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working in sentinel/microbiology laboratories. Admission preference will be given to those working in sentinel/microbiological laboratories in TN.
- Thursday, May 2, 2024 (flyer)
- Friday, May 3, 2024 (flyer)
- Thursday, October 3, 2024 (flyer)
- Friday, October 4, 2024 (flyer)
Registration is required. To register, click on the date listed above. Registration will close 2 weeks before the workshop date.
Limited seats are available for each date. Do not register for multiple dates. Please contact TDH Lab Training (LabTraining.Health@tn.gov) to cancel or change your registration.
TDH Division of Laboratory Services is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 7.5 contact hours. Partial credit will not be awarded. Program Numbers, 429-101-24, 429-102-24, 429-103-24 and 429-104-24.
Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Resources and Guidance
- DOT (Ground) Classification Job Aid
- IATA (FedEx, UPS) Classification Job Aid
- Packing Category A, and B, and Exempt Human or Exempt Animal Specimens Job Aid
- Labeling, Marking, and Documenting Requirements Job Aid
- Shipping Papers Job Aid
- SARS-CoV-2 Specimens
Infectious Substance Training Guidance
NEW! IATA Dangerous Goods Training Guidance Effective 1/2023
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Free COVID-19 Laboratory Education and Training
Access free laboratory resources through CDC's Rapid Education and Capacity-building Hub (REACH)
New digital repository for online courses and some archived webinars. Y
ou can view and enroll in a range of free training courses, from Laboratory Ethics to Tuberculosis Specimen Handling.
The portal tracks course progress and enables you to complete training on your own schedule.