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National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

  • 1.  National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-05-2019 18:23
    After attending and renewing my excitement for the laboratory professions at ASCLS CLEC this past February in Baltimore, MD, hearing (and heeding) the call for more visibility of the laboratory profession by Betty Ciesla and coupling that idea with the talk "Navigating Social Media for Career Risks and Rewards" by Erin Rumpke and Melanie Giusti, I wanted to put some feelers out there to see if anyone would be interested in starting an ASCLS/Lab Professionals social media campaign in the weeks leading up to lab week.

    The idea would be we would put a personal spin on what laboratory professionals do every day to help patients. We would post a very short story, saying, idea, mantra, etc. and link that with ASCLS, ASCP, AMT and any other Lab Week websites and post to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc. In addition, we could take stories coming out in the news such as the recent Measles outbreak, or HIV "cures" due to bone marrow irradiation/transplant from HIV resistant donors, or Hepatitis C in infected donor organs, from vetted, trusted news outlets, and post how lab professionals are linked to those stories.

    To ensure continuity, reduction of misinformation, and/or to see if it reads well, I suggest that what gets posted is first submitted to this thread for discussion. Then after group approval (we'd have to define group) by a certain deadline, the item can be "blast" posted by all of us on our social media accounts. This way our profession can get maximum visibility.

    What are your thoughts? Is it worth it? Would you suggest any changes or addendum? I think this could be fun if it's done right.

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    DIANE VALENTIN, MS, MT(ASCP)MB
    INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
    D.VALENTIN@USCIENCES.EDU
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  • 2.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-06-2019 08:50
    Good morning,

    As many of you know, I and others try to do this continually all the time. WE NEED more social media foot soldiers in the #MedicalLaboratory campaign. I would like to suggest that "we" consider this seriously even if it's not as structured as suggested.

    I would also like to suggest we consider a Twitter chat for #MLPW 2019. I'm planning an article about the DMT, DCLS and the overall history/contributions of these ideas for Lab Week with Drs. Brandy Gunsolus and Mike Laposata. I hope you will join me in pushing that article in all social media and traditional media vehicles.

    Keep on keeping on! #WeSaveLivesEveryDay #IAmASCLS #Lab4Life #LabWeek ​​​​​​

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    Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP) CMMBCM, FACSc
    TACLS Past President (2017-19); Global Fellow & Honorary Professor of International Studies

    Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions

    Texas State University
    CLS, HPB 363 (Dean, HPB 201H)
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3300 (Dean);512-245-2562 (CLS);512-245-7860 (fax)
    Email: rrohde@txstate.edu


    Twitter: @RodneyRohde https://twitter.com/RodneyRohde
    @ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodney_Rohde/

    Texas State: http://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/
    ACC website: http://www.austincc.edu/rohde
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  • 3.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-07-2019 19:07
    Hi Dr. Rohde,

    I'll be there working hard to create a Twitterstorm!  Hope to get some good media material and followers out of it.  Talk to you there.

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    Justin Hanenberg CLS,MLS(ASCP)
    Field Application Specialist
    Binding Site, Inc.
    Los Angeles, CA
    www.linkedin.com/justinhanenberg
    @flyinglabrat
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  • 4.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-06-2019 08:53
    ​This sounds like a great idea.  We need more links to our profession so people can see the big picture of our profession.

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    Krystal Armand
    Laboratory Supervisor
    Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, L.L.C.
    Baton Rouge LA
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  • 5.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-06-2019 10:44
    ​This sounds great!  I am in the midst of recruiting techs to come up to sunny Alaska!  Just getting the word out would be wonderful.

    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

    Sandy.DeGiovanni@foundationhealth.org

     People First. Community Focused. Excellence Every Time.



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    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
    Sandy.DeGiovanni@foundationhealth.org

    People First. Community Focused. Excellence Every Time.

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  • 6.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-06-2019 12:43
    Diane,

    I think this is a wonderful idea and I am willing to help out.

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    Chad C. McMillan, M.Sc. MT/MDxT(AAB)
    Aureus Medical Group
    Groveland FL
    352 348-3354
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  • 7.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-06-2019 15:23
    Diane:

    That is a great idea. I have often told the story of how my entire family and all my friends know what I do, and what MLS is. This has come from years of emails, conversations, Thanksgiving dinners and cocktail parties. I say this part-jokingly to emphasize that the public can be effectively educated and many are happy  to learn about who we are, what we do and our contributions to healthcare.  Most are pretty impressed! My niece even used the "medical laboratory scientists" when describing to her friend who performed her CBC, flow cytometry and crossmatched her blood while she was hospitalized.

    This campaign might be hard to manage centrally. I suggest we all commit to posting something on social media each day of NMLPW and following the post with #NMLPW2019​ #WeSaveLivesEveryday​ #WeGetResults. The post can be a thought or a fact,  MLS trivia, or a synopsis of someone who benefited from the work of a clinical laboratorian.   We can also link to our professional sites, some positive article, a YouTube Video etc. I think we should concentrate on the basics for educational purposes.​

    This could be a really positive thing-and will only take  a few minutes each day.

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    Glen McDaniel
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    Atlanta GA
    (404) 629-1164
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  • 8.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    STATE PRESIDENT
    Posted 03-07-2019 23:04
    Aloha mai kakou (hi y'all),

    I agree with Rodney and Glen. We can do more to share what we do as lab professionals with as many people as possible. This can be and should be done from wherever we are able to. Post pics from activities that celebrate our profession. Attending an outreach event? Graduation of MLTs or MLSs? Share those pics and use #WeSaveLivesEveryday or #WeGetResults to make these pics searchable. We need to be more visible. Think globally and act locally. ​​

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    Sheri Gon, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
    Instructor John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dept. of Medical Technology
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    sgon@hawaii.edu
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  • 9.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    STATE PRESIDENT
    Posted 03-06-2019 15:48
    Aloha all,

    I agree that we need to promote our profession more. Without the objective information we generate, not much would get accomplished in medical institutions. We can become more visible if choose to. It will take persistence and careful marketing. I agree we can't just tweet and retweet questionable sources of information. They must be credible and of general interest to the public.

    A big obstacle is sustaining contribution of "click worthy" news, facts, and images from work, school, and activities that you can find laboratory professionals. Would I like to see a social media effort to promote laboratory professions? Yes, I would. Can we do this well? Not sure yet.

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    Sheri Gon, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
    Instructor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dept. of Medical Technology
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
    Honolulu HI
    sgon@hawaii.edu
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  • 10.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-07-2019 09:02
    Hi Diane,

    It was nice to meet you at CLEC!  I think a social media campaign is a great idea!  I agree with  your idea.  If we all shared appropriate links (articles, videos, etc) here.  Then everyone else can share them to their social media pages.

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    Christina Venedam
    Medical Laboratory Student Instructor
    Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey PA
    cvenedam@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
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  • 11.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-07-2019 09:53
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    All,

    One of my friends and colleagues, Jason Tetro (The Germ Guy from Canada) has published an interesting article about an area that we are both passionate about - Science Communication #scicomm

    I've been working with him over the past year or so to sharpen my skills in this area. If you have some time, check out this article he published on the topic: ASMscience | Learning from History to Increase Positive Public Reception and Social Value Alignment of Evidence-Based Science Communication and I've attached it as well.

    Social media is obviously an effective tool in #scicomm and I hope that ASCLS and the #MedicalLaboratory continue to utilize all  media platforms to promote the awareness of our profession as well as Explain the science and critical lifesaving work we do in healthcare!

    Also, check out this initiative that our Canadian colleagues are doing for #MLPW and #LabWeek

    NMLW2019 | Members Area
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    NMLW2019 | Members Area
    During this National Medical Laboratory Week, let's show Canadians how medical laboratory professionals are brave, caring, skilled, precise, strong, supportive, innovative, compassionate and collaborative! Get in on the action online. Every time you view, click, share or download, you are actively celebrating and drawing attention to the profession.
    View this on Csmls >

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    Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP) CMMBCM, FACSc
    TACLS Past President (2017-19); Global Fellow & Honorary Professor of International Studies

    Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions

    Texas State University
    CLS, HPB 363 (Dean, HPB 201H)
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3300 (Dean);512-245-2562 (CLS);512-245-7860 (fax)
    Email: rrohde@txstate.edu


    Twitter: @RodneyRohde https://twitter.com/RodneyRohde
    @ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodney_Rohde/

    Texas State: http://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/
    ACC website: http://www.austincc.edu/rohde
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  • 12.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-09-2019 11:25
    I agree that this is a great idea! Our "New Member New Professional Forum" (now the Ascending Professionals Forum) created a lab week challenge a few years ago. They posted a daily question that they asked us to respond to, which generated a lot of fun.  I think having this goal to specifically discuss the profession will create another great challenge that I hope will catch-on.

    I see that some of you have posted your Social Media handles, which is a great starting point. Let's all connect so that we can be inspired by each other.



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    Deb Rodahl, MLS
    Vice President Operations
    St. Joseph's Hospital

    ASCLS Past-President
    @DebRodahl

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  • 13.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-10-2019 12:18
    Wow! It looks like there is great support for this idea. Thanks for your enthusiasm and willingness to participate. Some of you also contributed some great insight, too. I can't wait to get this started.

    To sum up before you read (like Reddit, TL;DR): I am happy for the positive feedback, concerned about the lack of feedback, and would like to know your opinion of the best way to go about amassing info for ease of use. Read on for detailed information.

    If any of you want to go ahead and start your own campaign, please, go for it. Otherwise, if you want to try this joint campaign, my thought was to have everyone submit stories, slogans, representations of lab professionals with a hashtag or website to lead people to more info and then we all pick one (of your choosing) and then post one per day. This way it eases the burden of having to come up with something new every day, on our own.

    The next question I have is about logistics. Should I create a google docs that will be shared with all participants to store the social media materials and ideas in? After a submitted "post" has been reviewed/approved, it will be moved to the "top" of the page.  After you use it, maybe use your initials after that post to track what you've already used (maybe?).  Or, if you don't want to track and you use it more than once, then it's not the end of the world, either.  I figured we can also share the burden of vetting any websites and tweaking posts. We can assign ourselves a specific time frame to be responsible for approving the posts and making sure no patient data or locations are posted to social media. This task will be on a rotational basis. (What are you thoughts?)

    I had about 11 responses so, in theory, if everyone submits one post now, then we have enough material for 11 days at a time.

    What are your thoughts? I can start a google docs and sheets ASAP if you think this will work. Please suggest some better alternatives to amassing this content for ease of access for everyone.

    Some things to address:

    1) I am a jump in and try type of person. We need to start somewhere and tweak it along the way. My greatest concern is that this will "peter out", and people will lose interest, get fatigued or just forget.

    2) The fact that I only received 11 responses concerns me. We need more than 11 people to have this be effective. Please, reach out to your peers to have them join in, then the burden of posting something unique everyday is reduced greatly. (I know I do not have the time/energy to post daily, so I get it.) Your peers do not have to belong to ASCLS to participate. Even if you start this at your local/department level and motivate folks, like having a contest for most tweets/posts (and track with hashtag), then we will have succeeded. You can share the google docs info we gather with them and they, in turn, can post these submissions. I'm sure a contest has been done before, but it does not hurt to try again. If you get grumbles, then ask for their ideas on how to change it to freshen it up and share those ideas with this thread.

    3) I have inferred from a few of you some reservations and exasperations because you have tried this before without sustainable results. I hope this is not a sign that this tactic should not be tried again, although the responses have all been positive.

    To sum up, I am happy for the positive feedback, concerned about the lack of feedback, and would like to know your opinion of the best way to go about amassing info for ease of use.

    Thanks so much!
    Diane



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    DIANE VALENTIN, MS, MT(ASCP)MBCM
    INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
    D.VALENTIN@USCIENCES.EDU
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  • 14.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-21-2019 13:45
    Diane,

    If we want to have a successful social media campaign we need to be well organized and time is not on our side at the moment. To begin with, I think that we need to set our goals and develop a way to measure the success of what we are doing. Here are my thoughts...

    Should our goals be to:

    1. Increase the number of followers of our professional organizations? If so, we need to create post that will generate interest in our professional organizations and use appropriate hashtags: #AAB #AMT #ASCLS #ASCP etc.

    2. Promote Lab Week in general? Using hashtags #Lab4Life, #MLPW, etc

    3. Inform the general public about the clinical laboratory scientist profession?

    I am not sure how we can establish effectiveness. Is it by determining the number of followers before and after the campaign? Or the number of reshares that our posts get?

    Does anyone have any experience with generating posts or know of template tools that could be used? It would be nice if we could have the same format for all of our campaign posts.

    Please feel free to share your ideas on this topic. It would be nice if we could also coordinate the dates when specific posts should be shared.



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    Chad C. McMillan, M.Sc. MT/MDxT(AAB)
    Aureus Medical Group
    Groveland FL
    352 348-3354
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  • 15.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-21-2019 14:14
    Edited by Chad McMillan 03-21-2019 14:19
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    I used Pablo to quickly make something like this.


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    Chad C. McMillan, M.Sc. MT/MDxT(AAB)
    Aureus Medical Group
    Groveland FL
    352 348-3354
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  • 16.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-20-2019 14:20

    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)CM
    Clinical Laboratory Scientist II
    Johns Hopkins Hospital - Flow Cytometry
    Phone: (410) 614-2968
    Fax: (410) 614-2912



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    Melody Collins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Columbia MD
    2693265609
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  • 17.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-24-2019 15:36
    Great contributions to this idea! Thank you everyone!

    I started to post already to twitter and FB. Please feel free to copy and paste these to your social media sights. BTW, I have 0 followers to my MLS twitter account. Would you mind following me so others can see my posts?  @MLS_DMV.

    As for sharing posts, maybe just copying your posts to this thread is good enough...

    Sickle Cell Disease affects mostly African Americans. A mutation of the hemoglobin molecule makes cells more rigid. This rigidity protects the cell from malaria infections. Lab professionals can diagnose this disease with a blood smear.   Sickle cell anemia - Symptoms and causes

    HPV16/18 can cause cervical and rectal cancers. Medical laboratory scientists process the samples, run the diagnostic tests, obtain the results and report them to the physician. The physicians give patients those results.   HPV and Cancer










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    DIANE VALENTIN, MS, MT(ASCP)MBCM
    INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
    D.VALENTIN@USCIENCES.EDU
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  • 18.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-25-2019 08:34
    Hi DIANE and all,

    Thanks for the examples to post during April 21-27, 2019.

    As a reminder to everyone, using hashtags are very important because it helps keep all these posts with a "theme / story" together which is then searchable on Twitter. So, be sure to utilize them for lab week AND at other times.

    In my advocacy and promotion of the profession, I have been using these for years now:

    #MedicalLaboratory
    #WeSaveLivesEveryday​​​

    #MLPW2019

    #LabWeek

    #Lab4Life

    #ASCLS & #IamASCLS  & #Labvocate19

    #TellYourStory  and #TellOurStory

    #medlab  (this is used my the Canadians and CSMLS)

    I will be sharing a number of publications, podcasts, and videos as well and I encourage others to do so as well. My personal Twitter is @RodneyRohde and @TXST_CLS

    Be sure and follow other colleagues and let's help promote Medical Laboratory Professionals Week AND every week! #TellYourStory

    Doc R

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    Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP) CMMBCM, FACSc
    TACLS Past President (2017-19); Global Fellow & Honorary Professor of International Studies

    Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions

    Texas State University
    CLS, HPB 363 (Dean, HPB 201H)
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3300 (Dean);512-245-2562 (CLS);512-245-7860 (fax)
    Email: rrohde@txstate.edu


    Twitter: @RodneyRohde https://twitter.com/RodneyRohde
    @ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodney_Rohde/

    Texas State: http://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/
    ACC website: http://www.austincc.edu/rohde
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  • 19.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-25-2019 18:30
    Thank you Diane. I will be saving both of those to post on FB during Med Lab Week. Short and to the point. Sharing a peak into what we do.

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    Sandy Miller
    MLS1
    Harborview Medical Center
    Kirkland WA
    (425) 821-3595
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  • 20.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-25-2019 19:24
    Legionella pneumophila causes Legionnaries' Disease. Medial Laboratory Professionals can detect this organism in urine and sputum secretions. This organism can be cultured from sputum secretions on special media called BCYE (Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract). The urine test is a rapid test (15 minutes) while the culture test takes 24 - 48 hours. ​#WeSaveLivesEveryday​​​ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351747

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    DIANE VALENTIN, MS, MT(ASCP)MBCM
    INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
    D.VALENTIN@USCIENCES.EDU
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  • 21.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-25-2019 19:42
    Giardiasis is a common parasitic disease that is seen in the U.S. The disease is cause by the organism Giardia lamblia. It is transmitted via fecal-oral means. Infected individuals can spread this organism easily by not practicing proper hand hygiene after using the toilet. Medical Laboratory Professionals diagnose giardiasis by processing, staining, and looking at infected stool under the microscope; or by detecting giardia antigen in a rapid stool test. #MedicalLaboratory https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/giardia/illness.html

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    DIANE VALENTIN, MS, MT(ASCP)MBCM
    INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
    D.VALENTIN@USCIENCES.EDU
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  • 22.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-28-2019 02:57
    Hello Everyone,

    I am a current MLT student at Cuyahoga Community College and the majority of the time I'm on my phone is spent on Twitter. Everyone has such great ideas on how to promote the clinical laboratory profession and the laboratory week. Personally, Twitter was where I found out about lab week run and I decided to open that forum to classmates of mine. We can definitely utilize social media to help spread the message across the board. I actually follow several people on this forum and I have never been so happy to recognize prominent names on here.

    As a current student, I enjoy when instructors, medical technologist, etc. post educational information on various diagnostic tests and even have an open forum for medical technologist to interpret results of a differential, microscopic urinalysis, growth of organisms on various agar medias, and biochemical test results.

    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. 



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    Hneen Khdour
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  • 23.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 03-28-2019 03:08
    This is the design I came up with for our school T-shirts we plan to wear for the academic challenge at the 2019 Ohio-CLC. Another way to attract more people to the profession is by wearing clothing to help promote medical technologists.
    Y6lboYBaSsaF6xk6aYN8_1CCAAF2F-FDF3-405E-A48C-0861899656FF.jpeg

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    Hneen Khdour
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  • 24.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 04-26-2019 14:28
    Here is another one if any of you are still posting for lab week:

    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



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    Sandy Miller
    MLS1
    Harborview Medical Center
    Kirkland WA
    (425) 821-3595
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  • 25.  RE: National Laboratory Week 2019 and Social Media Campaign

    Posted 04-10-2019 12:50
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    Here is one Candida auris, an important emerging disease. These links could be used with it.

    https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/recommendations.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffungal%2Fdiseases%2Fcandidiasis%2Frecommendations.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/index.html


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    Chad C. McMillan, M.Sc. MT/MDxT(AAB)
    Aureus Medical Group
    Groveland FL
    352 348-3354
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