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QLS Exam Prep Course

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Histology is stated to be one of the most dangerous jobs known. This NSH Qualification in Laboratory Safety (QLS) prep course contains 5 content modules that mirror the topic outline as published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology:  Laboratory Safety: Management, General Safety, Chemical Safety, Biohazard Control, and Physical Environment and aims to provide important safety information.  

Learning Module Format: The course contains 5 hours of lectures. To ensure this large amount of material is digestible the course has been split into topic modules.

Knowledge Checks: In each module you will be asked to complete a Knowledge Check(s). Knowledge Checks consist of several questions – asked in a variety of formats - about the section(s) you just completed.

Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 20 random questions from the entire question bank.  You will be able to take the exam an unlimited number of times. 



Donna Chuddley, HT(ASCP

Histology Supervisor

Donna Chuddley is the Histology Supervisor at St. Luke's University Health Network.  She has over three decades of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical histology. Donna enjoys participating on the Health and Safety Committee and has presented in the past on Safety in webinars, Safely Snippets and at Regional and National Meetings. Donna has experience in the laboratory working with paraffin tissue and plastics. Donna has experience in all areas of the laboratory including Immunohistochemistry and Special Stains. Donna enjoys moving new students through the Histology programs offered online and acts as a Supervisor for the Histology Education program at the hospital.  She is an active member of the NSH. 

Maureen Doran, MS, HTL(ASCP)

Ms. Doran has been a histologist over 35 years and specializes in laboratory safety. She is co-owner of a woman owned small business that performs animal, plant and research histology. She chaired the NSH Health and Safety committee for 20 years. She is an avid cyclist and certified group fitness instructor who loves to teach Pilates/Yoga. 

Allison Eck, MS, HTL(ASCP), QLS

Anatomic Pathology Manager

Allison Eck is the anatomic pathology manager, co-safety officer of the laboratory, and hospital ergonomic assessor at Doylestown Hospital. She is passionate about safety and currently holds her QLS certification. She enjoys educating people on safety topics, namely ergonomics and hazardous waste handling. She is regular speaker at the NSH Annual Symposium/Convention and an active member of the NSH. 

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Course Introduction
Course Introduction Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Module 1: Management
Module 1.1 Administrative
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Risk assessment/management; 2) Medical surveillance and employee evaluation; 3) Emergencies, employee injuries, and exposures
Module 1.2 Regulatory Agencies, Regulations, and Guidelines
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Federal (e.g., OSHA, EPA/RCRA, NRC, DOT, USPS, DHS, ADA, NIOSH, NIH); 2. Other (e.g., NFPA, CLSI, CAP, TJC, COLA)
Knowledge Check for Module 1
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 2.
Module 2: General Safety
Module 2.1 Ergonomics
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Proper lifting technique; 2) Repetitive motion injuries; 3) Computer work stations; 4) Noise
Module 2.2 Fire Safety
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Response protocols; 2) Classes of fire; 3) Fire safety equipment
Module 2.3 Electrical Safety
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Lockout/tagout, extension cords, and daisy chains; 2) Accidents
Knowledge Check for Module 2.1-2.3
18 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  18/18 points to pass
18 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  18/18 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats to test your knowledge for Modules 2.1-2.3 Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 3.
Module 2.4 Compressed Gases
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Labeling; 2) Transport and storage; 3) Cryogens (e.g., liquid nitrogen, dry ice)
Module 2.5 Radiation
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Licensing, documentation, and management requirements; 2) Handling, decontamination, and disposal
Module 2.6 Standard Work Practices
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover 1) Safe work practices; 2) Dress code; 3) Personal protective equipment (PPE); 4) Hand hygiene
Module 2.7 Spills and Exposure
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover spills and exposures
Knowledge Check for Module 2.4-2.7
13 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  13/13 points to pass
13 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  13/13 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats to test your knowledge for Modules 2.4-2.7 Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 3.
Module 3: Chemical Safety
Module 3.1 Chemical Classifications
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover chemical classifications (e.g., corrosives, health hazards, physical hazards)
Module 3.2 Incompatible Mixtures
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover incompatible mixtures
Knowledge Check for Module 3.1-3.2
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  11/11 points to pass
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  11/11 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 3.
Module 3.3 Signs and Labels
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Module 3.4 Management
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) Chemical hygiene officer and chemical hygiene plan; 2) Safety data sheets (SDS); 3) Storage/inventory; 4) Chemical fume hood; 5) Handling and disposal of chemicals
Knowledge Check for Module 3.3-3.4
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 4.
Module 4 Biohazard Control
Module 4.1 Infection Control
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover 1) Risk assessment; 2) Specimen handling (e.g., aerosols, high‐risk specimens); 3) Biosafety cabinets (proper usage, maintenance, and selection of correct type)
Module 4.2 Protocols
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1. Signs and labels; 2. Biosafety levels; 3. Agents of bioterrorism and the Laboratory Response Network; 4. Infectious prions; 5. Biohazard decontamination methods 6. CDC Universal Precautions, Standard Precautions, and Transmission‐Based Precautions; 7. Packing/shipping Category A and B substances
Knowledge Check for Module 4
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.
Module 5: Physical Environment
Module 5.1 Equipment
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) General equipment; 2) Ventilation; 3) Safety equipment and PPE; 4) Storage cabinets
Knowledge Check for Module 5.1
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.2
Module 5.2 Disinfection and Decontamination
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: disinfection and decomtamination
Knowledge Check for Module 5.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.3
Module 5.3 Disposal and Waste Management
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This module will cover: 1) proper waste disposal; 2_ regulated medical waste; 3) hazardous/chemical waste
Knowledge Check for Module 5.3
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the end of the course.
Survey and Certificate
Participant Survey
5 Questions
5 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your CEU certificate.
Certificate
5.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
5.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
Knowledge Check Question Bank
Knowledge Check Question Bank
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  18/20 points to pass
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  18/20 points to pass The following are the knowledge bank questions you answered while completing the modules. The quiz will randomly select 20 questions across all the modules. You can use this bank to review the topics & test your retention. You can take the quiz an unlimited number of times. This tool is intended to help you review - it is not required to earn the CE credits for the course.