CACMLE Hematology Courses

107.1-Online: The Making of a Morphologist – A Visual Tour of White Blood Cells, 2nd Edition


Contact Hours (Points): 15

This revised and reformatted user-friendly, instructional CD atlas of white blood cell morphology boasts a collection of nearly 500 high quality color images from peripheral blood and bone marrow Wright stained preparations. Included are normal and immature granulocytes, toxic neutrophils, normal and reactive lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, megakaryocytes, leukemias, lymphomas, and more. An informative pop-up window describes each image. “Don’t Be Fooled” buttons reveal images of similar appearing cells or morphological changes that can often confuse cell identification.

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Product Description

The Making of a Morphologist: A Visual Tour of White Blood Cells, 2nd Edition

Self-Study 107.1 – Basic to Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 15

Written by Dolores S. Childs MT(ASCP) and L. B. Maedel MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM

Published 2003. Revised and Reformatted 2013

This program is great for quizzing, or learning/reviewing the morphology of the cells. Can be used for both CE and competency assessment. Instructors will say, “It’s a must!” Great for students, too. The self-assessment exercise and the post-course exam questions are also included on the CD. New exam in 2013.

This program has tremendous potential by supplementing the hematology component of various laboratory education curricula as well as serving as a refresher course for practicing laboratory practitioners. It is so much more than abnormal white cell morphology, it includes clinical correlations! Hematology instructors, this is another “must have”. Heme supervisors, an excellent tool for competency assessment! Perfect for students, too.

Online 107.1: Course Taken Online: $150.00 BUY NOW

Please Note: This online course is NOT downloadable; and is accessible using the following: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and later (If you have problems while using IE 11, please try using Firefox, instead.) / Firefox 3.0 and later / Apple iPad 3.2 and later / Safari 3.0 and later / Google Android 1.6 and later / Google Chrome 5.0 and later.

Here’s what satisfied customers have to say~

“I love using these CDs in the hematology curriculum because they walk the students through visual interpretation of RBCs and WBCs without any effort on my part! The CDs are user-friendly and interactive with text boxes that pop up for each image. This keeps the student from falling asleep at the wheel. I also like that the information and images are organized similarly to their hematology textbook. This makes it easy to assign sections of the CDs for the students to review on a weekly basis such that their visual learning follows their textbook learning.
In addition, the students have begun spontaneously using the CDs to review key immature WBCs during their second rotation in hematology. The students are often fearful of performing abnormal differentials, especially on patients with leukemia. After they review the CD, they feel more confident. They spend less time being “freaked out” and more time practicing abnormal differentials from the slide box.”
~Jenney Mead, Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science, Pueblo, Colorado

“I am very impressed with the Visual Tour of Red Blood Cells and the Visual Tour of White Blood Cells. The Software is easy to use and the images are excellent. The best feature is when you click on an image and a pop-up window appears with a statement about the specific cells and disorder present. Students and practicing laboratorians gain much more from this type of atlas than a static text with only one or two examples.”
~John Landis, University of Cincinnati

“All I can say is that your RBC and WBC programs are the best I have seen.”
~Kathy Waller, The Ohio State University

“The Making of a Morphologist – A Visual Tour is by far, the best course I have taken!
The images provided on CD-ROM are so helpful, especially the “Don’t Be Fooled” pop-up screens which show you common mistakes morphologists make. I felt as if the instructor was right there with me and was able guide me thru each slide so that no question went unanswered. The course is very clear and well organized.
I feel much more confident in my abilities as a morphologist since taking this course!”
~Melanie Newell

“I recently completed the study course “The Making of a Morphologist”.
The CD ROM was very well done with clear pictures and excellent discriptions of individual cells, contrasting them from other cells. This is a great tool for students as well as a review for experienced techs. I will definitely use CACMLE again.”
~Cheryl Stoeckert

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