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Dear Dr. NAACLS, I was reviewing the 2012 Standards for my MLS program. I could not find any phlebotomy requirements with the rest of the curriculum in Standard VII. Am I missing something? Sincerely  Needle in a Haystack. Dear Needle, You are not missing anything. As of the 2012 standards, NAACLS Accredited MLS programs are […]

By Fred H. Rodriguez, Jr., M.D. President, NAACLS Board of Directors “The only constant in life is change.” This is an aphorism that I coined many years ago, and its truth is verified for me almost every day. Hopefully when change occurs, the change results in improving a situation (i.e., in some way makes things […]

By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner NAACLS held its workshop, “Taking a Step Forward – An Examination of the New Standards and Improved Accreditation/Approval Processes,” for a second time on February 20, 2014, in concurrence with the ASCLS CLEC Meeting in San Jose, California. The workshop was very successful with 125 participants! This workshop will […]

By Fred Rodriguez, MD President, NAACLS Board of Directors  “inertia: indisposition to motion, exertion, or change” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, m-w.com) Many individuals seek comfort in the “status quo.” They seek to be “inert.” They work to develop an understanding of the existing situation and “rules” in order to achieve a “comfort zone” in the here and […]

by Dianne M. Cearlock, PhD, Chief Executive Officer A great assessment plan is the program director’s best marketing tool. Assessment may seem like just another responsibility of meeting NAACLS Standards, and that is true, but the savvy program director uses the assessment plan for so much more. The intended use of assessment is continuous quality improvement […]

By: Edward Rotchford, Accreditation Specialist and Volunteer Services Manager Since the passage of the 2012 Standards nearly one year ago, NAACLS has been working feverishly to complete the rest of the work needed for the transition to these new Standards.  Two task forces were created and appointed by the NAACLS Board of Directors to create […]

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