Category Archive: Article

Professional Development Course Report

In 2014, CMPT proposed a program where laboratorians could receive continuing education credits for reading the critiques in our Clinical Bacteriology, Mycology, and Enteric Parasitology programs and answering an on-line quiz.  The program was trialed during 2015 with about 50
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POLQM Quality Conference

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosted its 6th October Quality Conference at the Paetzold Education Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital from October 1-3, 2017. The theme of Laboratory Quality in Challenging
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This year, we had our Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Alumni Centre at the UBC campus. We were glad to see many of our faithful committee members and we took the opportunity to thank them personally. We have had
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EQALM Symposium 2017

October can be a busy month! This year, that was especially so, with the Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosting its October Quality Conference: “Laboratory Quality in Challenging times”, and the CMPT Annual General Meeting, and also the European
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Extending the scope of EQA to the extra analytical phases

by Veronica Restelli EQA is an essential component for assuring quality testing in a laboratory. By participating, laboratories gain confidence in the quality of their performance, can evaluate staff competency, compare their performance with other laboratories, and take advantage of
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Case Report – Vibrio vulnificus

In November 2016 CMPT sent a PT sample with the Survey M163. Sample M163-3 as a simulated Wound sample collected from a 50 year old naval diver with an arm wound injury and cellulitis. The sample contained a strain of Vibrio
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Resistance to Macrolides and Lincosamides

by Veronica Restelli Macrolides are composed of 2 or more amino or neutral sugars attached to a lactone ring of variable size. Commercially available macrolides have a 14-membered (clarithromycin, erythromycin, and roxithromycin) or 15-membered (azithromycin) lactone ring. Lincosamides (clindamycin and
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POLQM Quality Conference: Laboratory Quality in Challenging Times

On October 1-3, 2017 our sister program: Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management will host the 2017 Fall Quality Conference with the special theme: “Laboratory Quality in Challenging Times”. The conference will be held at the Paetzold Health Education Centre
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Caleb Lee receives UBC Pathology Technical Staff Service Award

CMPT is thrilled to announce that Caleb Lee, one of our staff members, received the UBC Pathology Technical Staff Service Award for 2017. “This award celebrates and recognizes the contributions of committed technicians and technologists whose outstanding performance enhances the
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CMPT’s Video Challenge

As part of the February 2017 Clinical Microbiology survey, CMPT sent its first Video Challenge (VC164). CMPT has been using its Paper Challenge as a way to evaluate extra-analytical processes in the total laboratory testing process. This year, CMPT introduced
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