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Helen Clark, BA
Clinical Instructor, Clinical Laboratory Science
School of Allied Health Professions
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
4/2007 Infection Control - A Team Effort
1 hour lecture, given to students of the Limited Phlebotomy Technician course at Hoag Hospital. The class taught: hand hygiene techniques standard precautions respiratory etiquette isolation procedures how predominant nosocomial organisms such as MRSA and C difficile are identified in the lab how surveillance is done at Hoag Hospital role of hospital infection control RN and County Public Health Dept.
4/2007 Your Microbiology Lab - Through the Years
1 hour presentation to Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, hospital and laboratory personnel at Hoag Hospital as part of Laboratory Week 2007. I reviewed how the performance of microbiologic testing has advanced over the last 20 years, both in the field, and particularly at Hoag Microbiology. I explained the principles of operation of Microbiology instrumentation such as the BacT/Alert and Vitek. I also highighted emerging pathogens such as C. difficile and E.coli 0157, and EIA and lateral flow testing done at Hoag for Influenza, RSV, and Rotavirus.
1/2007 A Bug's Life - as Seen by a Microbiologist
1 hour lecture, given to Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, Limited Phlebotomy Technicians, and Clinical Laboratory Scientists at Hoag Hospital for Continuing Education Units of Credit. The course was an introduction/review of clinical microbes, proper collection and transport of specimens, and methods the clinical microbiology lab uses to identify organisms and perform sensitivities.
Interactive Teaching
 
8/2007 - 9/2007 Clinical Laboratory Instructor
I instructed Susan Trinh, a senior Clinical Laboratory Science student from Loma Linda University, in her Microbiology Clinical Rotation.
8/2007 - 9/2007 Clinical Laboratory Instructor
I instructed Susan Trinh, a senior Clinical Laboratory Science student from Loma Linda University, in her Microbiology Clinical Rotation at Hoag Hospital.
3/2007 - 4/2007 Microbiology Clinical Instructor
I instructed Alex Tovar, a senior Clinical Laboratory Science student from Loma Linda University, in his Microbiology Clinical Rotation at Hoag Hospital.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
11/2007 Instuction and Training to Hoag Microbiology CLS staff
I prepared a procedure and training for Microbiology Clinical Laboratory Scientists at Hoag Hospital in the set up and interpretation of ESBL Etests.
3/2007 Preparation of Procedure for Vitek 2 MIC Susceptibility Testing
I wrote a comprehensive procedure for Hoag Hospital Microbiology Department on result and interpretation of Vitek sensitivity results.
11/2006 Preparation of Procedure for MIC Testing Using the Etest Method
During November 2006,I set up panels,conducted validation testing, and wrote a procedure for Hoag Hospital Clinical Microbiologists for the use of Etest strips for MIC testing of fastidious Streptococcus, for MIC testing of Daptomycin, and for MIC testing to confirm Vancomycin resistance. I am currently (November 2007) writing a procedure, training presonnel and conducting validation testing for ESBL Etest strips for Hoag Hospital Microbiologists.