Sandra Latshaw

Clinical Laboratory Science Education

Campus Address
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-423-9193
sjlatshaw@unmc.edu

Academic Appointments
Education Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health, UNMC, 2013-present
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Pathology/Microbiology, College of Medicine, UNMC, 2006 to present
Curriculum Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health, UNMC, 1996-2013
Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health, UNMC, 1990-present
Clinical Education Coordinator, Saint Elizabeth, Bryan Memorial and Lincoln General Hospitals, Lincoln, NE, 1990-1995
Guest Faculty, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Medical Microbiology, 1990 to 1993
Guest Faculty, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Clinical Microbiology and Management, 1981 to 1986
Microbiology Education Supervisor, Pathology Medical Services, P.C./Clinical Laboratories of Lincoln, Inc., School of Medical Technology, Lincoln, NE, 1981-1986

Degrees/Certifications
M.A., University of Nebraska Lincoln, Adult and Continuing Education, 1989
BS Medical Technology with High Distinction, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1976
Medical Technologist Certification, Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Specialist Certification in Microbiology, Board of Registry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, MT(ASCP)SM

Education
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Master of Arts in Adult and Continuing Education, August 1985 to May 1989
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, July 1975 to June 1976 (Graduated with High Distinction)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, August 1972 to May 1975

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Member Award, National TB Curriculum Consortium (2007)
Omicron Sigma Award for Outstanding Service , Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, (2003)
University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award, University of Nebraska (2001)
Florence Boyles Award for Outstanding Contributions to this Society and to the Field of Medical Technology, Lancaster Society for Medical Technology (1997)
Distinguished Service Award, UNMC, Division of Medical Technology (1992)

Scholarly Activity
Research interests include:
Educational strategies/design for best practices
Incorporation of professionalism in MLS education
Laboratory management education for entry-level practitioners

Publications:
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:  

Honeycutt K, Latshaw S. (2011). Incorporating a Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula. Clinical Laboratory Science, accepted September 3, 2011.

Latshaw S, Honeycutt K (2010). Professionalism – A Required CLS/CLT Curricular Component. Clinical Laboratory Science, 23(3) Supplement: 24-31.

Brickell J, Kanuth M, Freeman V, Latshaw S, Larson C. (2006). Learning Objects: Resources for Instruction. Clinical Laboratory Science, 19:184-187.

Latshaw S. (2005) Clinical Laboratory Education CD–Rom Review, ASCLS Today, XIX(8).

Honeycutt K, Latshaw S, Muellenberg PA, Larson C, Freeman V, Poulter M, Brickell J, Campbell D, Eyambe G, Latchaw P, Hirumi A. (2001), Developing a Web-based Microbiology Course for Clinical Laboratory Scientists abstract. Clinical Laboratory Science, 14:71-22.

Computer-Based Educational Materials

Latshaw S. (2008). CLS Refresher Course: Microbiology Modules: Introduction to Medical Microbiology; Introduction to Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Applications of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Staphylococcus; Streptococcaceae; Enterobacteriaceae; Aerobic Gram-negative cocci. Nebraska Public Health Laboratory/University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Latshaw S, Otten U. (2008). CLS Refresher Course: Chemistry Modules: Carbohydrates; Lipids; Proteins; Nonprotein nitrogen; Cardiac Function; Liver Function; Major Electrolytes. Nebraska Public Health Laboratory/University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Latshaw S and others. (2007). CLS Refresher Course: Laboratory Operations Modules: Laboratory Safety; Introduction to Laboratory Testing; Pipetting Techniques; Reagent Preparation; Microscope Principles; Quality Control; Laboratory Information Systems; Educational Methodology; Method Evaluation; Compliance and Regulatory Issues; Principles of Laboratory Management; Management of Financial Resources. Nebraska Public Health Laboratory/University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Latshaw S, Mugan K , Flaws, M. (2007). National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium: Computerized Case: Linda Stewart. Retrieved from http://ntcc.ucsd.edu/products/index.cfm?cases

Latshaw S, Mugan K, Flaws, M (2006). National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium: Computerized Case: Percy Edwards for CLS Students. Retrieved http://ntcc.ucsd.edu/products/index.cfm?cases

Scientific Meeting Presentations:
Tompkins J, Latshaw S. (2013). UNMC’s Clinical Laboratory Science Degree Advancement Option. Great Plains Regional Laboratory Expo, Omaha NE, April 4.

Latshaw S. (2013). Identifying Essential MLS Entry-Level Management Skills, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Kansas City, MO, Feb.15

Latshaw S, Honeycutt K (2012). Creative Assessment Strategies for Cognitive Learning, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 24

Honeycutt K, Latshaw S (2011). Incorporating a Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Feb. 18

Latshaw S, Honeycutt K (2010). Professionalism: A Required CLS Curricular Component, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Biloxi, MS, Feb. 26

Honeycutt K, Latshaw S. (2009). Teaching Professionalism to CLT/CLS Students, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Denver, CO, Feb. 20

Latshaw S, Mugan K, Flaws, M. (2009). Teachers of Tuberculosis (TOT) National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium Technology Demonstration, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Denver, CO, Feb. 19-20

Latshaw S. (2008). “How Can I Teach It When We Don’t Do It, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Savannah, GA, Feb. 22

Latshaw S. (2008). Use of NTCC CLS Educational Products and Dissemination of CLS Work Products, National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium 5th Annual Meeting. San Diego, Feb. 11

Latshaw S. (2007). Computerized Case Studies for Competency Assessment, ASCLS 75th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 20

Latshaw S, Mugan K, Flaws M. (2007). National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium Technology Demonstration, ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference, Louisville, KY, Feb. 22-23

Latshaw S. (2007). Integration of NTCC Work Products into the CLS Curriculum at UNMC, National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium 4th Annual Meeting, San Diego, Feb. 13

Latshaw S. (2006). How Can I Teach It When We Don’t Do It?, ASCLS 74th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 27

Latshaw S, Wittstruck M. (2006). TB in the 21st Century, Iowa/Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference, Council Bluffs, IA, April 27

Teaching Activities/Committee Assignments
Course Coordinator and Instructor for:
CLS 412  Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation
CLS 430 & 431 Clinical Laboratory Management I and II
CLS 420 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics

Course Coordinator for:
CLS 413 Clinical Endocrinology and Toxicology
CLS 414 & 415 Clinical Chemistry I & II
CLS 416 & 417 Clinical Hematology I & II
CLS 418 & 419 Clinical Microbiology I & II
CLS 422 & 423 Clinical Immunohematology I & II
CLS 424 Phlebotomy
CLS 426 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis

School of Allied Health Curriculum Committee, UNMC, 2010-present

Service/Memberships
Manuscript reviewer, Clinical Laboratory Science Review Board, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), 2010-present
ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference Program Planning Committee, 2010 - present
Member, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, 1990-present
Associate member, American Society of Clinical Pathology, 1976-present
Senior Board Member, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2003-2004
Junior Board Member, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2002-2003
Scientific Assembly Education Chair, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 1996-2000
President, Lancaster Society for Medical Technology, 1997-1998
Public Relations Chair, Lancaster Society for Medical Technology, 1995-1997

 

Sandra Latshaw, MA, MT(ASCP)SM
Sandra Latshaw
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Education Coordinator
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