Laboratory Management and Quality

See Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 23rd edition, 2017. Available as an e-book from the University of Alberta's libraries. Just highlight the link to select it here and then right click to choose "Go to" option on the menu then you at the Table of Contents: https://www-clinicalkey-com.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/#!/browse/book/3-s2.0-C20130143425
Direct links to Chapters 1 to 12 (p. 1 to 148) are also available within the "Download Files" section, inside the "Lab Management and Quality" folder.
 
 

Digital Pathology Resources:

UBC Pathology Atlas of Human Disorders: Hematopathology Cases at http://www.gpec.ubc.ca:8080/atlas-0.1/ is an excellent digital resource with whole slide images of case studies. Just highlight the link to select it here and then right click to choose "Go to" option on the menu then you are there!
 
RecutClub is an educational resource containing whole slide images. Go to www.recutclub.com and choose a topic from the drop down menu (e.g. Hematopathology) and then select any conference date to view the slides, case history and diagnosis. You may also choose to view a Random Surgical Case by clicking on the "Study" button on the top menu bar.
 
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Image Bank at https://imagebank.hematology.org/ contains thousands of still images in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, and other tissues, as well as clinical findings. You can also search for a specific diagnosis as well or view all images in a disease category.
 
International Society for Laboratory Hematology Online Education at http://www.islh.org/ISLH-Education/ features e-Learning courses, interactive cases, monthly webinars and a mentorship program. Also check out the home page for information on the annual conferene meeting http://www.islh.org/web/index.php.
 
PathologyOutlines.com at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/ is the go to encyclopedic website for information on benign and malignant disorders in hematopathology. The website also contains information on all the CD markers, plus fellowship programs and job postings!
 
Furthermore, the departmental core facility technologist, Shalawny Miller (in Dr. Mengel's Lab), is available to the residents for the technical aspects of slide scanning and storage management.
 
 

Others:

PathPresenter at https://pathpresenter.com/
Digital Slide Collections from Dr. Juan Rosai at http://pathinfo.wikia.com/wiki/Digital_Slide_List_from_Juan_Rosai_Collection has digitals collections on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Plasma Cell Myeloma, Leukemic Infiltration, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, etc. The hemepath cases are not in their own category, so you should review the list in order to view the hemepath diagnoses. 
 
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Trainee Council at https://www.aacc.org/clinical-chemistry-trainee-council presents “Pearls of Laboratory Medicine” podcasts in various topics relevant to hematopathology. Simply register as a trainee for free via the above link and gain access to the podcasts. Examples: HIT, Basics of CBC, Basics of Flow Cytometry, Immunohistochemistry, etc. etc. You may refine the results by searching for a specific topic or title.
 
Sign up for your free AAMC account to access learning resources in MedEdPORTAL at www.mededportal.org within their dedicated Pathology - Anatomical and Clinical section! Here are a couple of topics that may be of interest:
Interactive Tutorial of Normal Lymph Node Histology for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residents and Medical Students Tutorial at https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10513
- this Shotgun histology lymph node from the YouTube Web site is a reference included in the above tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngnKIyBA20&t=1s. Published August 16, 2007.
- This link is Dr. Jeffrey Vos's YouTube video guide to the Spleen at http://youtu.be/fvZBWJqsqP8 
 
City wide Pathology Rounds past presentations are organized by year and available at https://www.med.ualberta.ca/departments/laboratory-medicine-and-pathology/educational-events/city-wide-rounds
Residents and staff please refer to your emails for the user name and password.
 
Last but not least residents and fellows, you may also log in to eClass/Moodle with your CCID username and password to access the Introduction to Laboratory Hematology / Hematopathology 2016 course and its resources.
 

 

Recommended Resources for Coagulation:

  • Kandice Kottke-Marchant. An Algorithmic Approach to Hemostasis Testing. 2016. CAP Press, Northfield, IL. ISBN: 978-1-941096-25-3. This 458 Page Book that is ideal for Hematopathology Residents, but also certainly recommended for off-service residents with an interest in Coagulation.
  • N. Key N, M. Makris, D. O'Shaughnessy and D.Lillicrap. Practical Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-4051-8460-1. Somewhat smaller and less dense then the CAP book. 311 pages with excellent material but more focused on clinical hematology. May be more appropriate for Clinical Hematology fellows rotating through the lab. Note: The new edition by Key, Makris and Lillicrap will be released on January 17, 2017 as a 488 page hardcover book, ISBN: 978-1118344712. 
  • S.T. Bennett, C.M. Lehman, G.M. Rodgers. Laboratory Hemostasis: A Practical Guide for Pathologists. October 2014. Springer, New York, NY. ISBN: 978-331908923. This 205 page pocket book is much less dense and detailed than the CAP book, but focuses on laboratory issues in coagulation and is ideal for General Pathology residents doing their hematopathology rotation. 
  • C. Kjeldsberg. Practical Diagnosis of Hematologic Disorders. 2010. 5th Edition. Volume 1. ASCP Press, Chicago, IL. ISBN: 978-0891895718. The coagulation section is succinct and to the point. Not recommended as the only source for coagulation but it is a good starting point.
  • Don't forget the Survival Guide to Coagulation available in "Secure/Private Content" under the "Lab Tools" or "Download Files" folder!