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Toni Whistler, Anek Kaewpan, Stuart D Blacksell
Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are the primary means of containment used in laboratories worldwide for the safe handling of infectious microorganisms. They provide protection to the laboratory worker and the surrounding environment from pathogens. To ensure the correct functioning of BSCs, they need to be properly maintained beyond the daily care routines of the laboratory. This involves annual maintenance and certification by a qualified technician in accordance to the NSF/American National Standards Institute 49-2014 Biosafety Cabinetry: Design, Construction, Performance, and Field Certification...
September 2016: Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association
Olufunmilola K Odukoya, Loren J Schleiden, Michelle A Chui
OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that supportive personnel, such as pharmacy technicians, are key participants in the use of health information technology. The purpose of this study was to describe how pharmacy technicians use e-prescribing and to explore the characteristics of technicians that support pharmacists in ensuring patient safety. METHODS: This was a qualitative study that used observations, interviews, and focus groups to understand the role of pharmacy technicians in e-prescribing...
December 2015: Pharmacy (Basel)
Judith Salinas, Carolina Muñoz, Andrea Albagli, Gloria Araya, Fernando Vio
The objective of this paper is to present the distance education's contribution to developing health promotion in Chile, through evaluation of a postgraduate certificate program for professionals, and a training course for nurse technicians working in primary healthcare, with an 8-month follow-up after program completion. The program methodology was participatory, interactive and reflective, with mentoring support, exercises, group work and discussions as well as content pertinent to the needs of practice. The evaluation was quali-quantitative with an analysis of the student profile, the implementation process, outcomes at the end of the training and impacts on workplace changes...
April 22, 2016: Health Promotion International
Thomas H Blackwell, R Maglin Halsey, Jennifer H Reinovsky
BACKGROUND: New medical school educational curriculum encourages early clinical experiences along with clinical and biomedical integration. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, one of the new expansion schools, was established in 2011 with the first class matriculating in 2012. To promote clinical skills early in the curriculum, emergency medical technician (EMT) training was included and begins in the first semester. Along with the early clinical exposure, the program introduces interprofessional health and teams and provides the opportunity for students to personally see and appreciate the wide variety of environments from which their future patients emanate...
July 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Amber Lucas, Lindsay Massey, Taylor Gill, Gregory Burger, Jeff D Little
PURPOSE: The successful enactment of mandatory pharmacy technician certification in Kansas is described. METHODS: In 2004, Kansas began requiring registration of all pharmacy technicians with the state board of pharmacy. Registration identified individuals working as pharmacy technicians but did not require any specific education or certification. In September 2012, the Kansas Board of Pharmacy created a task force of key stakeholders including pharmacists from multiple areas of practice, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, organizational leaders from the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists (KCHP) and Kansas Pharmacists Association, and professional lobbyists...
February 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Christopher L Norkus, David J Liss, Linda S Leighton
OBJECTIVE: To determine characteristics of the labor market for veterinary technician specialists (VTSs) during 2013 and identify characteristics significantly associated with pay rate for VTSs. DESIGN: Survey. SAMPLE POPULATION: 351 VTSs. PROCEDURES: A 29-question, multiple-choice survey was sent in early 2014 to all individuals (n = 786) who had been certified as VTSs and for whom an email address could be identified...
January 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Shane Knox, Walter Cullen, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Internationally, continuing professional competence (CPC) is an increasingly important issue for all health professionals. With the introduction of the first CPC framework for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and the imminent introduction of CPC for Paramedics and Advanced Paramedics (APs) in Ireland, this study aimed to identify attitudes towards CPC and factors that might influence such a framework. METHODS: All EMTs (n = 925), Paramedics and APs (n = 1816) registered in Ireland were invited by email to complete an anonymous on-line survey...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
Helen F Williams, Margery Garbin
The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission initiated this research project to study the viewpoint of dialysis technicians regarding the value of certification. A national convenience sample was obtained using both paper-and-pencil and online forms of the survey instrument. Demographic characteristics were obtained concerning age, race, ethnicity, education, and future employment planning. Technicians' primary work settings, the roles they fill, and the types of certification they hold are described. Incentives offered by employers are considered to explore how they contribute to job satisfaction...
March 2015: Nephrology News & Issues
Rachel Bailey, Regina G Taylor, Michael R FitzGerald, Benjamin T Kerrey, Thomas LeMaster, Gary L Geis
INTRODUCTION: In health care simulation, simulation technicians perform multiple tasks to support various educational offerings. Technician responsibilities and the tasks that accompany them seem to vary between centers. The objectives were to identify the range and frequency of tasks that technicians perform and to determine if there is a correspondence between what technicians do and what they feel their responsibilities should be. We hypothesized that there is a core set of responsibilities and tasks for the technician position regardless of background, experience, and type of simulation center...
October 2015: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
D Mohammad, D A Enarson, S M Khalid, R Taufique, H Habibullah
SETTING: Tuberculosis microscopy centres in 30 provinces in Afghanistan. OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of sputum smear examinations in microscopy centres with microscopists who are fully certified as laboratory technicians with those performed in centres with technicians who do not have such certification (high school graduates). DESIGN: Cross-sectional record review of sputum smear microscopy slides examined by technicians and cross-checked by trained assessors as part of routine external quality assurance between July and September 2009...
March 21, 2014: Public Health Action
Karen A Brown, JoAnn P Fenn, Vicki S Freeman, Patrick B Fisher, Jonathan R Genzen, Nancy Goodyear, Mary Lunz Houston, Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, Patricia A Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Research in several professional fields has demonstrated that delays (time lapse) in taking certification examinations may result in poorer performance by examinees. Thirteen states and/or territories require licensure for laboratory personnel. A core component of licensure is passing a certification exam. Also, many facilities in states that do not require licensure require certification for employment or preferentially hire certified individuals. OBJECTIVE: To analyze examinee performance on the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification examinations to determine whether delays in taking the examination from the time of program completion are associated with poorer performance...
2015: Laboratory Medicine
Bård Kjersem
The community of medical photographers in Norway is relatively small. Except for one they are all employed with titles such as research technicians, department engineers, senior consultants and skilled workers. At the present there is no formal education in medical photography. The most common educational attainment for photographers is the Journeyman's certificate. Until recently, the requirement for employment for photographers at Norwegian hospitals was the Journeyman's Certificate. However, the Institutt for Klinisk Medisin at University in Oslo recently advertised a vacancy for a departmental Engineer to run its photographic and video services...
June 2015: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Mark Faul, Michael W Dailey, David E Sugerman, Scott M Sasser, Benjamin Levy, Len J Paulozzi
OBJECTIVES: We determined the factors that affect naloxone (Narcan) administration in drug overdoses, including the certification level of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). METHODS: In 2012, 42 states contributed all or a portion of their ambulatory data to the National Emergency Medical Services Information System. We used a logistic regression model to measure the association between naloxone administration and emergency medical services certification level, age, gender, geographic location, and patient primary symptom...
July 2015: American Journal of Public Health
Mike Rubin
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March 2015: EMS World
Louise O'Dwyer
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January 17, 2015: Veterinary Record
Piper L Wall, John D Welander, Hayden L Smith, Charisse M Buising, Sheryl M Sahr
BACKGROUND: The primary study objectives were to gather information concerning the tourniquet knowledge, experience, training, protocols, preferences, and equipment of civilian prehospital providers. METHODS: This is a survey of 151 prehospital care providers. RESULTS: Survey respondents included 27 basic, 1 intermediate, and 75 paramedic emergency medical technicians; 1 registered nurse; 4 firefighters without medical certifications; 2 respondents not yet certified; and 1 respondent not listing certifications...
November 2014: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Joseph J Acker, Tania M Johnston, Ann Lazarsfeld-Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Australian natural resource exploration and production companies are employing paramedics to provide emergency medical response, primary health care, injury prevention, and health promotion services in remote locations nationally and internationally. Although Australian paramedic practice has steadily evolved to include increasingly complex medical interventions in the prehospital setting, paramedics are not yet registered health professionals, and in many states and territories their title is not protected...
2014: Rural and Remote Health
Satyen Parida, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ashok Shankar Badhe
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Emergency medical technician (EMT) training programs for certification vary greatly from course to course, but it is necessary that each course at least meets local and national requirements. It is reasonable to expect that EMTs' performance should improve after a structured educational curriculum. We hypothesized that EMTs' performance in airway management would improve after a sequential structured educational curriculum involving airway, followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) modules, beyond what is achieved after only the airway module...
October 2014: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Ginny K Renkiewicz, Michael W Hubble
INTRODUCTION: A growing concern in emergency medical services (EMS) education is student attrition. Perchance, there is a population of nonmatriculate students lacking prerequisite academic skills or who are otherwise ill prepared for the unique requirements of the EMS profession. Consequently, addressing these issues could promote academic and occupational preparedness, thereby reducing emergency medical technician (EMT) course attrition. OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of a preparatory course designed to address academic and psychosocial skills affecting EMT course completion...
April 2015: Prehospital Emergency Care
D Todd Bess, Jason Carter, Lindsey DeLoach, Carol L White
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the policy of pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratios by comparing Florida as an example of legislative-led authority versus Tennessee as an example of board of pharmacy-led ruling. SUMMARY: Over the past 2 years, the Florida legislature has debated the issue of pharmacy staffing ratios, initially leaving the Florida Board of Pharmacy with little authority to advocate for and enact safe technician staffing ratios. Anticipating this situation, the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy created rules to meet pharmacy staffing needs while protecting the authority of the pharmacist-in-charge and promoting patient safety...
November 2014: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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