Home Products Most Popular Contact
No items in your cart.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Clinical Laboratory Safety in the United States (Online CE Course)

(based on 816 customer ratings)

Judi Bennett, MT, BSM
Reviewers: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP); Pamela Henderson, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Specimens from patients suspected of having Ebola virus disease (EVD) can enter the laboratory at any time, without any advance notice or knowledge. The best defense is the consistent use of safe laboratory practices. This course provides a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) and provides an overview of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Emphasis is placed on the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment, including recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for working with patients and patient specimens that may be infected with EVD.

See all available courses »

Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 578-017-17, approved through 5/30/2019
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 20-547667, approved through 9/1/2020

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs).
  • Outline the epidemiology, transmission, and symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD).
  • Identify the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Recognize the recommended laboratory protocols for safe handling of EVD specimens.

Customer Ratings

(based on 816 customer ratings)

Course Outline

Click on the links below to preview selected pages from this course.

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic

Intended audience: This course is intended for all laboratory personnel. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.

Author information: Judi Bennett BSM, MT is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. During her 30 year career as a medical technologist, she has served as a Senior System Analyst, laboratory manager, Point-of-Care coordinator, microbiology supervisor, and generalist. Judi has been a speaker at various conferences and has been published in CLMA magazine.

Reviewer information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.

Pamela Henderson, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM is the Operations Manager at Gwinnett Medical Center laboratory, located in Lawrenceville, GA. She has over 36 years experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor and laboratory manager.

Course description: Specimens from patients suspected of having Ebola virus disease (EVD) can enter the laboratory at any time, without any advance notice or knowledge. The best defense is the consistent use of safe laboratory practices. This course provides a general understanding of the classification and characteristics of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) and provides an overview of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Emphasis is placed on the laboratory guidelines, procedures, and protocols necessary to maintain a safe working environment, including recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for working with patients and patient specimens that may be infected with EVD.

Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of EBOV. Image courtesy of the CDC.
gloves and goggles
Handwashing with soap.
Splash guard opening tube
Work practice controls
Biohazard symbol
BSC_edited

Keywords

These are the most common topics and keywords covered in Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Clinical Laboratory Safety in the United States:

scientists donning procedures gloving zaire infection control ebola increasingly drug abrasions https monkeys rt-pcr muscle nitrile norovirus stick disinfectants requirements immune containers infections c#244te engineering controls lipid osha enveloped membranes management safety stuffy pathogens cuts assessment diseases divoire inactivate gloves marburg itemized clia forest container facilitys standard precautions biosafety controls polymerase single-stranded laboratory shoulders labeled sharps hygiene gogglesmask bloodborne pathogens settings rotavirus splash blood hospitals bending receptacleleak-proof platelet outbreak guidelines clinical training materials single-use compliance hospital disease body waste owadisp oshas infectious plexiglass evolving recommends cdcs virus packagingan liver clinical laboratory contamination non-enveloped gogglesin needles ppeglovesfluid-resistant mucous poliovirus hemorrhage aerosols asymptomatic exposure disposable respiratory fevers mouthuse oshaweb assay organs vhfs disposal packagingabsorbent semen identification personal protective equipment specimens ebola-related spectrum reston hazard cosmetics lock manufacturer-installed needle samples environmental health watertight contaminated fluids antibodies transport protocols diagnostic biofires pneumatic hospitalized subtype doffing antiviral recapping hood workers alcohol-based evaluation mid-calf disinfect symptoms fluid-resistant diarrhea gownfull infection healthcare facility-specific influenza hemorrhagic regulations malaria
How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 111 CE courses, most popular
$95 Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart


Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of EBOV. Image courtesy of the CDC.


gloves and goggles


Handwashing with soap.


Splash guard opening tube


Work practice controls


Biohazard symbol


BSC_edited