Sandy DeGiovanni, MLS(ASCP)CM, MHI
Clinical Laboratory Educator
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
1650 Cowles Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Office: 907.458.5024 | Lab: 907.458.5640
People First. Community Focused. Excellence Every Time.
Hello everyone!A little late to the party - but I would be very interested in joining the social media campaign! I'm new to the ASCLS community as a recent graduate and love advocating for our lab careers. I recently held a medical laboratory science booth at a STEM fair and have photos of sharing little lab things to children, like microbiology plates and a microscope. When should I post it for lab week? I'm active on Instagram mostly.
Thanks!Melody Collins, MLS(ASCP)CMClinical Laboratory Scientist IIJohns Hopkins Hospital - Flow CytometryPhone: (410) 614-2968Fax: (410) 614-2912
In regards to myself, I use my personal Twitter account and tag ASCLS to promote certain events, such as the upcoming 2019 Ohio Collaborative Laboratory Conference. They in turn retweet and like my post allowing for more people to come across the information. The best way to attract attention to the profession is to share events, articles, stories about the profession on your account and tagging ASCLS and using hashtags. My goal at upcoming conference is to help establish an active Twitter account for ASCLS-OHIO. Social media plays a fundamental role.
A patient lies unconscious in the ED with an overdose. A Medical Laboratory Scientist extracts the drugs from a urine sample, injects that into a GCMS, drugs pass through the Gas Chromatograph at different speeds (retention time), then they are broken into fragments (spectra) in the Mass Spectrometer. The retention time and mass spectrum are used together to identify over 50 drugs. #MLS#SavingLivesEveryDay