NAACLS


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NAACLS

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
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Current NAACLS standards for the Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist limit knowledge of research to that sufficient to "evaluate published studies as an informed consumer" and do not require the ability to conduct research.
When, after numerous broad based debates, it appeared that the doctorate was needed and generally accepted, NAACLS developed accreditation Standards to be used to carefully evaluate programs producing graduates with these appropriate skills.
Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, DC) and the NAACLS indicate that the demand for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians will far exceed the supply of new workers in the coming years.
Current NAACLS standards for accreditation include research and development as a future responsibility of the CLS practitioner.
Three sources were used to identify probable participants: a clinical laboratory educators' electronic list of participating members, the National Network for Healthcare Programs for Two-Year Colleges, and program directors of NAACLS accredited CLS/MT and CLT/MLT programs in the predetermined geographic region.
I wanted our program to be as comprehensive as possible; following NAACLS guidelines would insure that nothing was left out.
9) NAACLS describes the programmatic accreditation process for the institution of the diagnostic molecular scientist by providing competencies and requirements for this professional.
It is written so that it can be easily modified as the program evolves and as NAACLS requirements change.
Standards for accreditation of DCLS programs were then written by NAACLS and reviewed by the profession in open hearings throughout the country.
As NAACLS notes, this allows students "to develop speed, confidence, and ability to organize work efficiently under pressure.
NAACLS DMS accreditation information: standards documentation.
NAACLS is well known within the clinical laboratory profession, but it is largely unknown to those outside of the laboratory community.