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Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy: A Laboratory Training Programme

Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy: A Laboratory Training Programme

The Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy training video provides programme content that is intended to complement laboratory manuals by demonstrating appropriate technique, emphasising standard methods and promoting consistent reading and reporting of smear results. The technical content of this training programme, which was developed by an international team of experts, follows the methods and practices recommended by WHO and The Union.

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Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy: A Laboratory Training Programme

Tuberculosis and Lung Health Course

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Course Modules

 

  • Module 1- Overview: Tuberculosis the Global Emergency
  • Module 2- Safety Precautions for Tuberculosis Microscopy
  • Module 3- Collection and Transport of Tuberculosis Specimens
  • Module 4- Managing Supplies for Sputum Smear Microscopy
  • Module 5- Preparation of Ziehl-Neelsen Reagents
  • Module 6- Smear Preparation and Staining
  • Module 7- Microscopy
  • Module 8- Recording and Reporting of Smears
  • Module 9- Microscopic Maintenance
  • Module 10- Assuring Quality of Sputum Microscopy

Who Should Attend

This online training video is designed for laboratory technicians, at all levels, who perform or supervise direct AFB microscopy.