# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 1596663927

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the importance of professional development for medical laboratory technology professionals.

Definition

Explanation should include the importance of continually updating one's professional knowledge and skills regarding new procedures and technologies for the purposes of
  • maintaining continuing education units required by credentialing bodies
  • succeeding in career advancement
  • achieving personal satisfaction and increased self-esteem
  • providing optimal patient care.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are continuing education units? How can they help medical laboratory technology employees?
  • How can medical laboratory technology professionals keep current on new procedures and technologies in their field?
  • What role does continuing education play in patient care?

Related Standards of Learning

English

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science

GOVT.1

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
  2. analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
  3. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
  4. evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
  5. constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
  6. explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
  7. taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
  9. applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
  10. communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core

HL1

Determine academic subject matter, in addition to high school graduation requirements, necessary for pursuing a health science career.

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Professions Events

 

Biomedical Laboratory Science