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Educational Resources

These are resources that we believe can be helpful for students and professionals in the medical lab! They have been looked over and chosen by our team to ensure they are accessible and insightful for everyone.

Please note we are not affiliated with any of these resources.

Topics List

General

Media Lab: (US focused) Huge bank of courses in med lab.

BioInteractive: Interactive resources from immunology to anatomy.

Get Body Smart: Interactive tool for learning anatomy.

Wordsology: (US focused) high yield info.

Dominque Larae: Blogs about clinical rotation, studying tips, and Q&A.

Medical Lab Lady Gill: Teaches fundamental Medical Laboratory techniques in step by step instructional videos.

Patrick Tracy: YouTube channel that examines basic clinical laboratory techniques and tests.

Microbiology

Journal of Clinical Microbiology: Overview of microbiology in pathology and lab medicine.

Microbe Online: Website with resources on various microbiology topics.

Bacteriology

Microbiology in Clinical Pathology: Overview of microbiology in pathology and lab medicine.

Gram Staining: General overview of Gram staining including artifacts and morphology.

A Guide to Bacterial Culture Identification and Results Interpretation: A guide to interpreting bacterial culture results including sensitivity and assays.

High Yield Microbiology Notes: High yield microbiology flowcharts and mneumonics (ASCP oriented).

Culture Media: Online articles describing culture media.

Parasitology

Parasitic Disease Lectures: Video series that explores the biology and pathogenesis of protozoan and helminth parasites.

Histology

Histology World: Website full of histology educational content, as well as games.

Histology Flashcards: Various flashcards on histology topics.

Histology, Microscopy, Anatomy, and Disease Course: Free course on histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease.

Anatomy

Virtual Slide List: Collection of various virtual slides categorized by different body systems.

Histology Lab Videos: Various videos on histology laboratory topics.

Histology Video Lectures: Video lectures on histology of different organs.

Laboratory Testing

Leica Training Resources: Educational content for Histology and Anatomic Pathology professionals.

Leica Webinars: Live and recorded scientific educational resources presented by industry thought leaders.

Tissue Stains

Virtual Histology Slide Box: H&E and some other stains of common organs.

Special Stains Manual: Manual of methods developed in the university’s histology laboratory.

Haematology

Hematology How-To Videos: Videos about how to perform various hematology laboratory tests/skills.

Hematology Video Lectures: Video lectures concerning hematology topics.

Morphology Resources

Case Studies by Cell Type: Learn about hematologic diseases and disorders of White Blood Cells (WBCs), Red Blood Cells (RBCs), Platelets and Coagulation supported by real patient cases, with images (if applicable) and analyzer results.

Image Bank: Images of peripheral blood and/or bone marrow of blood disorders and normal hematopoiesis.

Cellavision: App for sample slides and cell morphology (all elements).

Coagulation Resources

Bloody Easy Coagulation: This handbook provides practical information on coagulation. It is designed to enhance the knowledge of physicians, nurses and medical laboratory technologists about the basics of coagulation from laboratory testing to anticoagulant drugs and management of bleeding disorders.

Practical Haemostasis: This site teaches Haemostasis and was written for laboratory staff, doctors in training and anyone who has an interest in Haemostasis & Thrombosis.

Laboratory Testing Resources

e-Learning LAB Hematology: Hematology case studies from previous IQMH surveys.

Cytology

Educational Webinars: Free cytopathology webinar archives.

Cytology Stuff: Website focused on learning materials for cytology.

Cytopathology

Image Atlas: The thyroid web atlas contains 300 images of key thyroid lesions in an easy-to-search format. All images have been independently reviewed and approved by the committee members.

PathoBasic Cytology: Cytopathology case collection.

#CYTOPATH pathCast: Playlist of cytopathology related webinars from the pathCast series.

Gynecological Cytology

Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology Atlas: Online image atlas of cytology.

Phlebotomy

Quizlet Phlebotomy Certification Exam (USA): 9 sets of Quizlet flashcards centering around Phlebotomy, martine_dijkstra.

MA 130 – Phlebotomy  (USA): 14 sets of Quizlet flashcards centering around Phlebotomy, martine_dijkstra.

Phlebotomy Coach: Website with resources and information regarding education in phlebotomy.

Center for Phlebotomy Education Videos: YouTube videos discussing key phlebotomy topics as well as collection tube requirements.

Free Downloadable Resources: Digital phlebotomy resources for learning.

WHO Guidelines on Drawing Blood: Best Practices in Phlebotomy: Article describing best practices in phlebotomy.

Phlebotomy Ps and Qs: Problems and Quandaries in Specimen Collection: Webinar discussing techniques to help phlebotomists avoid or safely manage phlebotomy difficulties.

Phlebotomy Modules: Interactive learning modules encompass all of the necessary skills in order to become a safe and effective phlebotomist.

Blood Collection

Blood Culture Collection: Video describing blood culture collection process.

Genetics

Genetics Learning: Database of small learning bites – aimed at kids but still great for foundational knowledge.

PCR Learning Center: Provides educational materials on different polymerase chain reaction (PCR) topics.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology Webinar Series: A collection of technical webinars designed to streamline and increase efficiency in molecular biology workflows.

Molecular Biology Tools: HUGE database of tools for molecular biologist.

Cytogenetics

Cytogenetic Nomenclature: Latest edition of the International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature.

Molecular Pathology

Molecular in My Pocket: Quick reference cards on molecular pathology.

Molecular Diagnostics Lecture Videos: Video lecture on topics in cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics.

Genomics

Genomics Education: Educational resources and courses on genomics topics.

Blood Bank

Learn Serology: Teaching modules and a selection of interactive antibody investigation panels.

Transfusion Bits and Bytes: Educational videos on transfusion medicine topics.

Passing the Serology Torch: Series of videos discussing various transfusion medicine testing topics.

Quick Lessons in Immunohematology: Provide information on a variety of immunohematology topics in an easy-to-digest format.

TraQ Case Studies: Interactive case studies for both practicing and student technologists, nurses, and physicians.

Massive Hemorrhage Protocol (MHP) Training Guide for MLTs: This educational module will review the role of the Medical Laboratory Technologist during an MHP.

Blood Bank Guy: Teaches essentials of blood bank and transfusion medicine.

Versiti beLearning: Course modules on transfusion medicine, hematology, and transplation.

BioRad Transfusion Science Webinars: Educational webinars on various transfusion science topics.

Transfusion Testing

Immunohematology Method Videos: Videos that demonstrate how to perform various immunohematology methods.

Laboratory Science Student Courses: Course modules discussing various blood bank topics.

Blood Groups

Blood Typing Game: Game to learn blood type compatibilities.

Blood Products

 Bloody Easy: Provides practical information on Transfusion Medicine in a concise booklet format for physicians, nurses, and technologists on the clinical use of blood transfusions and blood alternatives.

Chemistry

Interactive Periodic Table: Interactive periodic table.

Laboratory Testing

Chemistry Videos: Video resources on clinical chemistry topics.

Clinical Chemistry

Learning Guides: Learning resources for laboratory professionals that focus on laboratory topics.

Basic Statistics: Series of articles describing statistics cases in the clinical laboratory.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis StatPearls: Article with overview on urinalysis.

Blood Gases

Arterial Blood Gas StatPearls: Article with overview on arterial blood gases.

Electrophoresis

Understanding and Interpreting Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE): Article outlining SPE laboratory testing and interpretation.

Electrolytes

Electrolyte Balance: Article on educational module explaining fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance.

Carbohydrates

Clinical Chemistry Carbohydrates Flashcards: Flashcards with questions on various carbohydrates.

Social Media

#Blooducation Tweetorials: Educational transfusion medicine tutorials via tweets by Transfusion Medicine physician.

#MorphologyMonday: Weekly hematology morphology case studies via tweets by a Biomedical Scientist.

MorphologyAmigo: Haematology case studies by consultant hematologist based in the UK.

#LearningUpdate: Monthly trivia questions and case studies centered around Blood Transfusion. Run by the International Society for Blood Transfusion on their social media pages. 

Mobile Apps

CellaVision: App for sample slides and cell morphology (all elements). Android and Apple.

Clinical Lab Science Review: Quiz style review app for laboratory professionals. Covers topics in hematology, coagulation, microbiology, chemistry, urinalysis, blood bank, mycology, immunology, and more. *Free version has limited questions, full version costs >$50*. Android and Apple.

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary: Medical dictionary with concise definitions and images. *30 day free trail version offered, full version costs >$20*. Android and Apple.

Lab.Hacks: App with calculators (dilutions, mass molarity, normal, & unit converter), timers, info tables (check molecular ladders, electrophoresis tables, etc.), funny memes, and more! Android and Apple.

Normal Lab Values Reference: Clinical laboratory reference values and other relevant information for quick reference. Units in imperial measurements. Android and Apple.

Solution Calculator Lite: Calculator for making chemical solutions, diluting solutions from stock, and calculate molecular weight. Android.

Lab Values Reference: Free library of laboratory tests with reference ranges (in SI & traditional units), test description, differential, container type, and draw volumes. Android and Apple.

Hematology App: Hematology information concerning benign and malignant hematology, along with a hematology atlas, charts, and other tools. Android.

CytoAtlas: Free library with hundreds of high quality cytology slides with key morphological characteristics. Android and Apple.

Bacteria Identification Made Easy: Microbiology resource with different clinically significant bacteria pathways (gram positive, gram negative, others), along with information regarding biochemical testing. Android.

 

Podcasts

Lab Medicine Rounds: A podcast hosted by Dr. Justin Kreuter featuring trending topics in laboratory medicine from subject matter experts.

Blood Bank Guy Essentials: A podcast hosted by Transfusion Medicine physician Dr. Joe Chaffin about various topic in blood banking and transfusion medicine.

The PathPod: A pathology podcast hosted by multiple specialty pathologists.

People of Pathology: A podcast hosted by Pathologist Assistant Dennis Strenk about the pathologists and laboratory professionals behind a diagnosis.

Off the Bench: A podcast hosted by three medical laboratory scientists, Sophia Chandrasekar, Galina Dronova, and Justin Hanenberg that explores a wide range of topics that relate to medical laboratory science, including the latest advancements and trends, career opportunities and advice in the field, and updates from ASCLS.

Inside the Lab: A podcast hosted by Dr. Ali Brown, Kelli Swails, and Dr. Lotte Mulder, discussing current topics within the field of pathology and laboratory medicine.

eLABorate Topics: A podcast hosted by Tywauna Wilson, Stephanie Whitehead, and Lona Gordon Small about leadership and technical strategies for medical laboratory professionals.

Let’s Talk Micro: Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms, suitable for students and microbiologists alike. Hosted by Luis Plaza, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, he also talks about his experiences as a clinical microbiologist.

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