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1 STEM CELL TECHNOLOGIST: THE NEED FOR RECLASSIFICATION BY PATTY BAKKESTAD-LEGARE ART,CHT,CHS

2 Who, What, Why, and How Who, What, Why, and How  Laboratory Technologist working in the field of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation  To provide a system to allow technologists to become specialist within the processing laboratories.  The complexity and uniqueness of services, the high level of responsibility, the ability for critical decision making and the lack of specific training.  Develop set standards with examinations both locally and nationally

3 Manitoba’s Experience  HPSC Lab –dedicated lab provides service for adult, pediatric, autologous and allogenic transplants for MBMTP  Identified the need for reclassification for laboratory technologists in the HPSC Lab to Human Progenitor Cell (HPC) Technologists  Approved by the Lab Directors and Acting Director of MBMTP  Prepared Reclassification Proposal outlining the criteria and needs assessment which was reviewed and accepted by the union (MAHCP) and with CCMB Human Resources

4 ASHI/ABHI Classification -HLA  CHS- Certified Histocompatibilty Specialist  CHT -Certified Histocompatibilty Technologist  CHA - Certified Histocompatibilty Associate

5 Documentation  Revised job descriptions –(ISCT has developed job descriptions)  Developed an extensive training program with examinations (45 HPSC Lab SOPS and 17 QA SOPS)  Internal and external proficiency testing for all technologists  Continuing Education hours may include teleconferences (AABB,ISCT), local seminars on relevant topics, scientific meetings which may include poster or oral presentations  Developed competency based objectives for HPSC processing

6 MANITOBA BMT PROGRAM HPSC LABORATORY COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT –Volume Reduction of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells- Apheresis (HPC-A) The HPSC Technologist shall reduce the volume of HPC-A products to mL within 45 minutes with 90%nucleated cell recovery, 90% of the time.

7 HPC-A Products CD34 x 10 6 /kg Blood CD34 Prediction Model

8 Eligibility Requirements Human Progenitor Cell Technologists –Charge  Med Lab Degree, B.SC with Med lab diploma, or ART in Immunology, or in Hematology, SBB ( Blood Bank), with at least two one-semester courses in a biological science.(ie Immunology)  At least five years experience in a HPSC Laboratory at a senior or charge level  Demonstrates a high level of competency in all relevant techniques  Undergo proficiency testing and meet all internal and external standards  Must have a minimum of 15 hours of relevant continuing educational activities per annum  *Must obtain a 85% pass mark in set examination (* in progress, developing a Syllabus of Studies)  Equivalent to the ASHI standards (CHS) or AABB (SBB)

9 Eligibility Requirements Human Progenitor Cell Technologists –Senior  Med Lab Degree or diploma,with at least one- semester courses in a biological science  At least three years experience in a HPSC Laboratory at a senior level  Demonstrates a high level of competency in all relevant techniques  Undergo proficiency testing and meet all internal and external standards  Must have a minimum of 12 hours of relevant continuing educational activities per annum  *Must obtain a 85% pass mark in set examination (* in progress, developing a Syllabus of Studies)  Equivalent to ASHI (CHT), AABB -BB

10 Eligibility Requirements Human Progenitor Cell Technologists  Med Lab degree or diploma  At least two years experience in a HPSC Laboratory at a general duty level.  Demonstrates a high level of competency in all relevant techniques  Undergo proficiency testing and meet all internal and external standards  Must have a minimum of 12 hours of relevant continuing educational activities per annum  *Must obtain a 80% pass mark in set examination (* in progress, developing a Syllabus of Studies)  Equivalent to ASHI (CHA)

11 ABHI Continuing Education Credits (CEC) Requirements Certification Qualification Continuing Education Credits 8.0 CEC (80 contact hours) per 3 year period * 1 CEC = 10 contact hours CHS 1) BS Degree 2) 5 years experience 3) Pass board exam. CHT 1) BS Degree 2) 1 year experience 3) Pass board exam. 6.0 CEC (60 contact hours) per 3 year period CHA 1) Clinical lab course 2) 2 year experience 3) Pass board exam. 4.0 CEC (40 contact hours) per 3 year period

12 ? National Proposal  Require Sponsorship with either CBMTG or ISCT.  Exams set biannually with CBMTG meetings  Applications for examinations must have Laboratory Director’s signature, along with notarized documents to verify work experience,competency and education  Application Fee

13 WHAT NEXT

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