Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: a | Slide: 16
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Introduction and Physicians Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Pathology Blood banking/transfusion medicine Cytopathology Forensic pathology Laboratory medicine Pediatric pathology 16
Slide notes:A general pathologist [pa- thol -uh-jist] conducts autopsies and uses a microscope to examine slides of tissues to look for abnormalities. There are several specialty areas within laboratory services, including the overall management of a medical laboratory. Blood banking/transfusion medicine is a branch of pathology that supervises the collection of blood donations and identifies the complex number of blood types for compatibility between the donor and the potential recipient of a transfusion. A cytopathologist [sahy-toh-pa- thol -uh-jist] examines slides, often of surgical samples, to look at abnormalities in cells, for example, to rule out or confirm a cancer diagnosis. A forensic [fuh- ren -sik] pathologist, or medical examiner, looks for causes of death in patients who die suddenly or violently. Laboratory medicine is the science of operating a medical laboratory that includes chemistry, hematology, and microbiology. Pediatric pathologists specialize in the pathology [pa- thol -uh- jee ] of infants, children, and adolescents. 16