Welcome to Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Week, April 20–26. We are the hidden profession that saves lives. In celebration, we’ve added a new audio PowerPoint to our series, Hematology Case Studies: Lupus Anticoagulant Profile and Specimen Management. Continue to consult with Fritsma Factor, as we receive new and updated entries regularly.
From Elaine Benoit, Precision BioLogic. Hi, George. Thursday, April 17 was World Hemophilia Day. Precision is a sponsor of the World Federation of Hemophilia and as part of their World Hemophilia Day activities, we had the opportunity to create and submit an infographic that they posted on their Facebook page. There are several infographics there; ours depicts hemophilia from a child’s perspective – how a young boy might describe his experiences to a friend. Take a look!
George presents “Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy” at the spring meeting, A Patchwork of Knowledge, of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science–Missouri (ASCLS-MO) and Kansas (ASCLS-KS) on April 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM. The presentation handout, updated April 15, 2014, is posted here: Hemostasis in Trauma 4-16-14
We’ve had lots of activity in August, September, and October. The Cheat Sheet summarizing our August and September posts is now available and will be delivered to your mailbox next week. Geo.
George is travelling and unfortunately the power supply for his MacBook Pro has gone down leaving George with limited access to The Fritsma Factor for the next two weeks. Please bear with him during this time as his usual prompt responses to questions and posts will be a bit delayed. Thank you for your patience.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Clinical Laboratory Science online graduate program is currently offering CLSC 5123, Advanced Hematology. The course leader is Dr. Elaine Keohane. The audio PowerPoint for this week’s topic, Megaloblastic Anemia is posted on our Audio Modules page. We welcome our UMDNJ graduate students to The Fritsma Factor. Please select Megaloblastic Anemia to open the lecture.
As Herb Crown would say, Fritsma Factor went back on the “Fritz” again last week, this time for several days. Today our internet service provider, PAIR Networks and Google Inc. issued a clean bill of health and we are back up and running. This time there was no data loss, however we are behind on posts and will begin playing catch-up. We apologize if our “malware” attack created any problems for you.