The PowerPoint presentation, "Brightfield Microscopy For The Diagnosis Of STDs" is from the STD/STI Laboratory Methods Series. It provides basic laboratory knowledge and skills associated with microscopic examinations for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases and/or infections (STD/STI). The target audience includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse clinicians, physician assistants, laboratorians, medical students, and any medical/health personnel new to Brightfield microscopy (or in need of refresher Brightfield microscopy course).
The presentation, "Brightfield Microscopy For The Diagnosis Of STDs" was designed to inform and instruct clinical and non-clinical medical personnel on the proper laboratory procedures associated with saline and potassium hydroxide (KOH) wet preparations used in the identification of Clue Cells (Bacterial vaginosis), Trichomonas vaginalis, and Candida species. It was prepared by Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) for the exclusive use in STD/STI Laboratory Methods Training Courses and Workshops conducted through Cherry Consulting Network. After the “Brightfield Microscopy For The Diagnosis Of STDs” training course, participants will be able to… Identify the major components of the compound microscope; Demonstrate proper techniques in the care and use of the compound microscope; Describe the recommended laboratory procedures for the collection of genital specimens; Demonstrate proper microscopic procedures for specimen preparation; Identify trichomonads in saline solution. Identify clue cells in saline solution; and Identify Candida species in KOH solution.
Please note that written permission from the author must be obtained before using, reproducing, or photocopying this STD/STI Laboratory Methods Series PowerPoint presentation. To make arrangements or to register for a STD/STI Lab Methods Training/Refresher Course, contact Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) at (443) 212-8262 or email: email@example.com
As a medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) serves as a national and international laboratory consultant specializing in the laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In this role, Ms. Cherry provides basic laboratory training, in-service training, and train-the-trainer for clinical and non-clinical medical personnel. The topics of instruction include Brightfield Microscopy: Use and Care of the Compound Microscope; Brightfield Microscopy for the Identification of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and/or Infections (STD/STI); and Darkfield Microscopy for the Identification of Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis. In addition, Ms. Cherry provides laboratory consultations related to quality control, lab management, performance reviews, and other related tasks.