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- American Medical Technologists
PRSRT STD
US POSTAGE PAID
NASHVILLE TN
PERMIT NO. 429
Official Publication of the Tennessee State
Society of American Medical Technologists
TENN-O-SCOPE
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
4954 Hopedale Drive
TSSAMT EDITOR
Volume LVI
June 2009
No. 1
Tennessee
The Volunteer State
Tennessee State Society of American Medical Technologists
Officers & Board Members
www.tnssamt.com
PRESIDENT
BOARD MEMBERS:
Christopher Seay, MT
5316 Moss Hollow Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
[email protected]
(w) 901-495-4867
(h) 901-385-7820
(m) 901-219-4099
Walter Parsons, MT 07'-09'
1011 McMahan Avenue
Nashville, TN 37216
[email protected]
(h) 615-262-4229
(m) 615-415-8001
VICE PRESIDENT
Jerry Hudgins, MT
221 Windsor Park Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
[email protected]
(w) 615-451-5503
(m) 615-218-9154
Ursula Haygood, MT 07'-09'
100 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
[email protected]
Veronica Larson, MT 08'-10'
8747 Cedar Mills Circle
Cordova, TN 38016
[email protected]
(w) 901-216-4736
(m) 901-216-4736
TREASURER
Agnes Oslica, MT
90 Hancock Cove
Eads, TN 38028-3548
[email protected]
(h) 901-867-3644
Debbie Stinnett, MT 08'-10'
SECRETARY
Gaye Hudson, MT
PO Box 75
Linden, TN 37096-0075
[email protected]
(w) 931-589-2104
(h) 931-589-2024
623 Greenleaf Avenue
Smyrna, TN 37167
(w) 615-562-9282
(h) 615-459-7561
Valerie Owens, RMA 09'-11'
521 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37207
[email protected]
(w) 615-327-3603
(h) 615-227-3473
Charles Haun, MT 09'-11'
3520 Cherokee Avenue
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55 Year - Member since 1955
Billie Gray, MT
50 Year - Member since 1960
Barbara Sullivan, MT
45 Year - Member since 1965
Patricia McKinney, MT
Carolyn Gaddis, MT
40 Year - Member since 1970
Karen Parkhurst, MLT
Jamie Harder, MT
Linda Coger, MLT
Patricia Pigg, MT
Margaret Clevenger, MT
Janice Street, MT
Charles Rollins, MT
Marilyn Farley, MT
35 Year - Member since 1975
Celestine Kalist, MLT
Ricky Blakenship, MT
20 Year - Member since 1990
Angela Jones, RMA
Sally Ferguson, RMA
Leigh Allison, MLT
Cynthia Blackburn, RMA
Gregory Carpenter, MT
Cynthia Woodard, RMA
Carrie Yeary, RMA
Robin Stephens, RMA
Louise Miller, RMA
Tammy Jones, MLT
15 Year - Member since 1995
Vance Walsh, MT
Shannon Oman, RMA
Pamela Stewart, RMA
Louie Amador, MT
Tamarah Murphy, RMA
Manuela McKee, RMA
Jerri-Lee Gupton, RMA
Sharon D. King, MT
Stephajie Kubiak, RMA
Nancy Kimborough Phillips, RMA
[email protected]
EX-OFFICIO
Martha Duncan, MT
6014 Clifton Drive
Columbia, TN 38401
[email protected]
(h) 931-380-3423
JUDICIARY
COUNCILOR
Kimberly Cheuvront, Ph.D.
100 Fair Oaks Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
(w) 304-367-7488
(c) 304-641-0126
[email protected]
2010 TSSAMT Service Award Recognitions
The following TSSAMT members will be presented Service Award Ribbons for reaching their five
year increments. Members must be present at the 2009 Fall Meeting to receive their ribbon. Date
information obtained from the latest mailing list. If information is incorrect, please notify the AMT
Home Office. Members being honored are as follows:
DISTRICT
COUNCILOR
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Shannon Newman, MT (h) 423-867-3925
249 Willie Craig Road
Kaye Tschop, MT Editor
Bassett, VA 24055
[email protected] 4954 Hopedale Drive
Nashville, TN 37211-4853
(h) 276-629-7827
[email protected]
(c) 276-732-9334
fax: 276-629-2621
(w) 615-873-7464
(h) 615-833-3427
30 Year - Member since 1980
Millard Howard, MT
Linda Penn, MT
Barbara Daniel, MT
Mary Armstrong, RMA
Veronica Larson, MT
Linda Wright, MT
25 Year - Member since 1985
Sherry Primrose, MT
Patsy Ellen Walker, MT
Robbie Evetts, RMA
Glen Lee, MT
Linda Honeycutt, MLT
Jacqueline Knapek, RMA
Marlene Jerrolds, MLT
Mary Cummings, RMA
(Continued on page 16)
10 Year - Member since 2000
Ellen Anderson, RMA
Sandra Merles, MT
Crystal Walker, MLT
Undrea Jenkins, MT
Ella Dadufalza, RMA
Garcia Shoun, MT
Sandra Johns, MT
Susan H. Dahika, RMA
Yugma Patel, RMA
Glenda Rummell, MLT
5 Year - Member since 2005
Karen Taylor, RPT
Linda Harris, RMA
Annie Pittman, RMA
Jacinta Jones, RMA
La Tunya Strickland, RMA
Renee Mills, RMA
5 Year - Member since 2005
Lottie Foutch, RMA
Karlissa Granstaff, RMA
Fameka Lee, RMA
Lori Forrester, RMA
Angela Hobbs, RPT
Holly Chaston, MLT
Jacqueline Vohol, MLT
Marilyn Montroy, RPT
Latasha Davis, RMA
Jerry Hoskins, Jr., MLT
Bobby Randolph, RMA
Bethany Emmitt, RMA
Crystal Tobitt, RPT
Nikta Taylor-Ehrhardt, RMA
Felicia Burns, RMA
Deloris Lanham, RMA
Jamie Worley, RMA
Amanda Madewell, MLT
Rick Cook, MT
Tawana Beal, RMA
Marilynn Sims, RMA
Ameika Dillon, RMA
Izetta Johnson, MLT
Marliese Booshu, MT
La Donna Daniels, RMA
Rhonda Shinn, AHI
Trenea Wilson, RMA
Melissa Short, RMA
Rachelle Coleman, MT
Mary Brown, MT
Carmen Guerrero, MT
Kimberly Longworth, RMA
Anitha Chillis, RMA
Stephanie Garcia, RMA
Latoya Cook, RMA
Wanda Thompson, MT
Amanda Harriman, MLT
Jessica Barnes, MLT
Magkeshia Cobbs, RMA
Deborah Tipton, MT
Susan Weaver, MT
Elizabeth, Mooney, RMA
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Table of Contents
Legislative Update - Spring 2009
By Chris Seay, MT (AMT)
Visit the Health Related Board website at: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/
Medlab/legislative.htm
All board meetings are under the “Sunshine Law.” Any information affecting
the profession must be placed on an agenda and made public before discussion.
All meetings are open to the public.
Meeting for the remainder of 2009:
Personnel and Education
July 15, 2009
October 14, 2009
TENNESSEE MEDICAL LABORATORY BOARD POLICY ON
CONTINUING EDUCATION VIOLATIONS
ADOPTED OCTOBER 09, 2008
The Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board requires each licensee to successfully complete twenty-four (24) hours of approved continuing education pertaining to laboratory technology or laboratory management for the two calendar year (January 1-December 31) period that precedes the licensure renewal
year.
In the event a licensee is found to be deficient in the number of required continuing education hours for a particular renewal cycle, that person will have
ninety (90) days in which to cure the deficiency by making up the required
number of hours. That ninety day cure period will start on the date on which
the Department staff mails the licensee a notice of deficiency. If such licensee
fails to demonstrate that he or she has cured the continuing education deficiency within the ninety day cure period, the Department will file a licensure
complaint and the licensee will be prosecuted in accordance with the Uniform
Administrative Procedures Act, T.C.A.§§ 4-5-301, et seq.
Here are some helpful resources from the website:
Division of Laboratory Licensing
Editorial
5
Councilor’s Message
6&7
Word Search
8
New Member’s
9 & 10
General Rules Governing Medical Laboratory Personnel
1200-06-02
Training Programs for Medical Laboratory Personnel
1200-06-03
General Rules Governing Medical Laboratories
11
Delegate’s Report
12 & 14
Lab Week Celebration
13
Committee Assignments
15
Emotional Overeating
17
Stroke
19
Fall Meeting Preliminary Program
20 & 21
Legislative Report
22
Service Ribbons
23 & 16
The TENN-O-SCOPE is the Official publication of the Tennessee
State Society of American Medical Technologist and is published
two times a year and mailed Presorted Standard Mail from the
Main Post Office 525 Royal Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee
37230.
Articles appearing in this publication are the opinion of the author and do not reflect the opinion of the Tennessee State Society and/or the American Medical Technologists.
The editor reserves the right to edit all articles when necessary.
This publication was printed by Allegra Print & Imaging, 601
Grassmere Park Road, Suite 19, Nashville, Tennessee
37211
Advertising Rates - 2009
Description
1200-06-01
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Full Board
July 16, 2009
October 15, 2009
Policy Statement on Continuing Education:
Chapter
President’s Message
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President’s Message Spring 2009
What to say?? What to say?? What to say?? As always, I want to say something
thought provoking, uplifting and inspirational. AMT is over 40,000 strong.
TSSAMT is over 600 strong. Those are amazing numbers. However, the numbers
are not as important as the individuals they represent. Each one of those numbers
represents someone who brings a special talent or gift to this organization.
TSSAMT could use those talents and gifts. Although, talents and gifts are important, guess what is even more precious? Your time! It seems like there is really
never enough of it. As organizations grow, those with talents and gifts are called
upon almost continuously. However, at the same time, often like everyone else,
they just don’t have the time to dedicate to the organization. Have you ever thought about helping with the
journal? What about participating in organizing a
meeting? Ever consider calling the president or secretary and asking they need help with any projects? There
used to be an old poster with a picture of “Uncle Sam”
making the plea of “I want you.”
You would see the poster in front of Armed Forces Recruitment stations and, sometimes, the post office. However, this old adage is still relevant today. AMT and
TSSAMT need you. Everyone craves more self and
family time. I know I do. There is just not enough time. When I attended my very
first TSSAMT state meeting, it was in Nashville. Kaye, Agnes, Martha, Charles,
Gaye, Linda, Elaine and Vernon were there working hard. With the exception of
two of those names, they are still working hard. They are still giving their talents,
gifts and time. Think about it. Can you spare just a little time to help make this
great organization even greater?
It is time to head to Minnesota for the national meeting. Once again, I am off to a
new adventure. It would be fantastic to see more TSSAMT members there. After
that, we are off to Johnson City, TN October 9th and 10th for our state meeting. It
has been several years since we visited the East side of TN. Kim Wheeler, MT
(AMT) and Phil Davis, MT (AMT) are hosting the meeting. Give them a call and
see if they need any help. Then it is, hopefully, off to Trinidad for the CASMET
meeting in October. This will be really an adventure. I have been practically all
over the world but this is the closest I have ever been to the equator. I guess I
could have seen the world by joining AMT instead of the U.S. Air Force. Come
on, TSSAMT members let’s show up at one of these great meeting.
Did you hear that the TENN-O-SCOPE won Third Place among the national journals? TSSAMT is on the move!! You are really a part of a great national and state
organization.
Give a little of your talents. Give a little of your gifts. Give a little of your time.
Chris Seay, MT (AMT)
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President, TSSAMT
Saturday October 10, 2009—Ballroom Continued from previous page
1:00- 2:00 pm To Be Announced at a Later Date
2:00- 3:00 pm To Be Announced at a Later Date
Refreshments (Included in Registration)
3:00- 4:00 pm To Be Announced at a Later Date
4:00- 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Saturday October 10, 2009 - Porter Room
8:00 - 12:00 pm CPR Refresher Course - Kelly Miller
Speakers and topics are subject to change.
Door Prize Drawings throughout both days.
Please cut and mail pre-registration form along with your check.
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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
Tennessee State Society of American Medical Technologists Annual Fall Meeting
and Educational Seminar
October 9-10, 2009
Holiday Inn Johnson City - 101 West Springbrook Drive - Johnson City, TN 37604
Pre-registration cut off 10/5/2009. After this date, add $10 to all registration fees.
Name_____________________________________
Address________________________________
PRE-REGISTRATION FEES
Pre-registration cut off
is 10/5/2009 After this date, add $10 to all registration fees.
City________________ State_______ Zip ________
AMT Member
2-Day
$ 130
1-Day
$ 70
Phone: Home ___________
Non AMT
$ 140
$ 80
Work ___________
Employer ________________________________
Student: Yes _____ No _____ School________________________
AMT Member: Yes _____ No _____ AMT Membership # _______________
Dir __ Supv __ CLC __ AHI __ MT __ MLT __ COLT ___ RMA ___ RDA ___
RPT ___
Membership in other Professional Organizations: (CLMA, ASCLS, etc.)
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Make checks payable to: TSSAMT
Mail checks to: TSSAMT
5316 Moss Hollow Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-6305
Questions concerning this meeting? Please contact Chris Seay, MT at (901) 219-4099
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Editorial Message
Greetings Members!
TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS
ANNUAL FALL MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
October 9-10, 2009
Holiday Inn Johnson City
101 West Springbrook Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-4611
Room Rate - $ 81.00 per night single or double plus tax
Please call the hotel directly for your reservation
Mention American Medical Technologists to get the $ 81.00 room rate
Friday October 9, 2009 - Ballroom
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration- Gaye Hudson, MT
8:00 am
Welcome - Tennessee State Society President Chris Seay, MT
Opening Remarks
8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00-10:00 am
10:00-11:00 am
11:00-12:00 pm
12:00- 1:00 pm
1:00- 2:00 pm
2:00- 3:00 pm
3:00- 4:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Impaired Healthcare Professionals and Alternative to Disci
pline Programs - Mike Harkreader
To Be Announced at a Later Date
Refreshments (Included in Registration)
“Survival Skills for Diabetic Patients - Kristy King
Current Methods for the Detection of Drugs of Abuse Dr. Ferslew
Lunch (Included in Registration)
Caner Regulatory Pathways: Potential Modulation by Vitamin
E - Dr. Sharon Campbell
Infection Control (VRE and MRSA) - Carol Hensley, RN
Refreshments (Included In Registration)
Laboratory Informatics - Veronica Larson, MT
“The Balance: Personal vs. Professional” - Peggy Edwards
Saturday October 10, 2009 - Ballroom
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration - Gaye Hudson, MT
8:00
Welcome - Tennessee State Society President Chris Seay, MT
8:00 - 9:00 am Recruitment for the Medical Laboratory Profession - Linda Lahr
9:00 -10:00 am Six Sigma - Jack Prichard
Refreshments (Included in Registration)
10:00-11:00 am Case Studies - Jack Prichard
11:00-12:00 pm To Be Announced at a Later Date
12:00- 1:00 pm Lunch (Included in Registration) and Business Meeting
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Wow! Can you believe it? This year is half gone already but
we are about to get to the most favorite part of the year.
School’s out...summer is here...it has to be time for AMT’s
71st Educational Program and National Meeting. This year
Diane Powell and staff chose the perfect location for all you
shop-aholics! The Mall of America! I am sure there will be
something for everyone! But, first things first. I’m so excited
I must tell you about our award recipients for this year. Gaye Hudson, MT will
receive the Pillar Award, Valerie Owens, RMA will receive the Distinguished
Achievements Award and your TENN-O-SCOPE will
receive third place in the journal category! Keep those
articles and pictures rolling in and thanks in advance for
all your support. Before we go to Minneapolis, we must
get this issue of the TENN-O-SCOPE in your hands!
See you in Minneapolis!!
Kaye Tschop, MT & Valerie Owens, RMA
Be In Charge of Your Blood Pressure
Nearly one out of three adults have high blood pressure also called hypertension. The rate is even higher for African Americans.
High blood pressure lasts a lifetime and so does managing it. There are a few
things you can do to keep our blood pressure under control.
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Take your blood pressure medicine
Know the names of your medicines
Refill your blood pressure medicines before they
run out!
If your are having problems with your medicines,
contact your physician
Know your blood pressure goals
Keep track of your blood pressure - write down
your numbers in a log book.
Keep you doctors appointments
Do you know your numbers????
Your life depends on it!
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District Councilor’s Message Spring 2009
I am honored to serve as your new Southern District Councilor. I would like thank
Everett Bloodworth for his hard work and dedication and I would like to wish him
good luck as he starts his new position on the National Board.
In case, you may not know me I live in Virginia and I have been a member of AMT
since 1993. I have held many positions on the state level and I served as the Scientific Chair on the National level.
I look forward in serving the membership as Southern District Councilor. My first
meeting will be February 28-29 and I will have more to comment on at that time.
After attending my 1st meeting, I have a couple of updates I would like to share.
1. It’s AMT’s 70th anniversary and AMT Executive Director, Christopher Damon
announced we are now at 43,000 + members and growing. Mark your calendars, our
Annual Educational Meeting will be held in Minneapolis, June 22-27. I’m very excited to hear our keynote speaker, Jeff Skiles, the co-pilot of US Airways flight
1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on January 15, 2009. Also,
we have educational speakers from Mayo Clinic which will be very informative.
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport hotel will provide a free shuttle to and from
the airport. Also, there will be free bus transportation on
a regular basis to and from the Mall of America for dining
or for the ladies to shop. If you prefer a quiet place, there
is a Nature Preserve behind the hotel you can walk
through or schedule a tour. Start making your arrangements now to attend this great meeting.
2. If you have not visited the new AMT website, you really need to do so because it
is much easier to navigate and full of member information. It is a very professional
looking site and all AMT members should be proud.
3. Watch your Advance magazine for an article from AMT Executive Director
Christopher Damon.
4. A new “quarterly report” form will be adding the AMT News Form and bank
statement requirements to the checklist of reminders to help the Presidents make
Honor Roll.
5. Everyone should be converting to the new AMT logo in your newsletters, journals and other communications. You may contact Kathy Cilia, AMT Marketing Director, if you need the logo in template form.
6. The 2010 meeting will be at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa at Summerlin. The
facility is beautiful. The hotel will furnish a free shuttle to and from the strip for all
of the gamblers and for the shoppers, there is a shopping center in walking distance.
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Stroke
by Kaye Tschop, MT (AMT)
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the 3rd leading cause of
death in the U.S. More than 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this year.
A stroke occurs when part of the blood supply to
the brain is blocked, and brain cells don't get
enough oxygen. Strokes can cause problems with
eating, swallowing, talking or with moving your
arms or legs.
The older you are, the greater your risk of having a
stroke. A stroke can happen at any age, but the
chance is much greater if you're older than 55.
Many things can increase the chances of stroke. You can control many of these.
By controlling or changing what you can, you reduce your risk for stroke.
 Smoking almost doubles your chance for stroke. If you smoke, quit. Your
health care team can help you.
 Diabetes increases your risk for stroke. If you have diabetes, learn how to
manage it. Know the goal for your hemoglobin A1C.
 High Blood Pressure is a major cause of stroke. If you have high blood pressure, work with your health care provider to get it under control. Eat a
healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight. Blood pressure control
is even more important if you have diabetes.
 Obesity can cause high blood pressure.
 Physical inactivity can result in overweight and obesity. This can
increase your risk for stroke. Aim for 150 minutes of physical activity
spread over the week, in at least 10 minute blocks.
 High Cholesterol can cause blockages in your arteries. These can slow
blood slow blood flow to your brain, heart, and other organs and can cause a
stroke. If you have high cholesterol, work with your provider to get it
under control through diet and medication.
 Excessive alcohol use can raise your blood pressure. Alcohol should be limited to 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men.
Signs of a stroke?
 Sudden onset of numbness or weakness in your arms, legs or face
 Sudden onset of confusion, trouble speaking or comprehending speech
 Sudden onset of severe headache
 Sudden onset of dizziness, inability to walk, loss of balance and steadiness
 Sudden onset of double or blurry vision
If you have any of the above signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical
attention. Call 9-1-1. Do not drive yourself to the hospital!
Swift medical intervention may decrease long term problems and the
chance of death.
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ON THE COVER
By Kaye Tschop, MT (AMT)
7. Don’t forget National Medical Laboratory Week April 19-25,2009.
I was founded in 1819 by John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson.
and incorporated in 1826. I am the youngest of the four major cities in my state. I
am located in the southwest corner of the state and my co-ordinates are 35°7'3"N
89°58'16"W. I have a total area of 313.8 square miles (302.4 sq. mi. of land and
11.4 sq mi of water). My elevation is 337 feet. My climate is classified as a humid
subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. I do not get much snow but ice
storms are a bigger danger to my area.
The Magnolia Treasures Educational Meeting will be held in Panama City,
Florida on February 24-28, 2010. If you can’t attend the National Meeting, I
recommend to attend this meeting. I had the honor of attending this in 2008
and was amazed.
I host a month long celebration in May every year. It consists of four main events,
Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - which is the largest pork barbecue cooking contest in the
world and the Sunset Symphony.
Hope to see you in Minneapolis,
8. Editors attend the editor’s workshop for updates on e-journals. And last,
but not least Congratulations to all awards winners.
Shannon H. Newman. BSMT (AMT)
Southern District Councilor
I also host an annual series of parties and festivities in the month of June and an
arts festival in September. Three famous American music legend’s got their start
here and are respectively dubbed the “King of Country, King of Rock n' Roll and
the King of Blues”.
I am the home of nine (9) Fortune 1000 companies. FedEx corporation, AutoZone
Incorporated, International Paper and Thomas & Betts have their corporate offices
in my city.
I have two (2) busy interstates (I-40 and I-55) serving my city. My airport handles
more cargo than any other airport in the world and is FedEx primary shipping hub.
I have four (4) bridges (rail and highway) that service my city. They are Frisco
Bridge (1892), Harahan Bridge (1916), Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge
(1949) and the Hernando de Soto Bridge (1973).
Many tourist visit my city every year and visit the National Civil Rights Museum
located in the former Lorraine Motel, Brooks Museum of Arts and Graceland former home of Rock n' Roll legend Elvis Presley. Graceland, one of the most visited houses in the United States second only to the White House, Cotton Museum,
Victorian Village, Mud Island, Pink Palace and the Walk of Fame.
I am home to several professional sports teams to include the Grizzlies (NBA) and
the Redbirds (triple A farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals). I’m also home to the
Liberty Bowl and the annual Stanford St. Jude Golf Championship.
Some of my other points of interest are Sun Studio, Beale Street, Botanical Gardens located in Audubon Park, and last year Beale Street was the most visited tourist attraction in the state.
One other piece of information - Danny Thomas founded St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in 1962. Have you guessed which city I am??? You’re right!
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I am the city of MEMPHIS
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American Medical Technologists
Word Search
Tips To Decrease Emotional Overeating
by Kaye Tschop, MT (AMT)
According to the American Psychological Association’s 2009 Stress in
America survey, almost half of Americans (48 percent) reported overeating
or eating unhealthy foods to manage stress. Many people use food to fill
emotional needs, contributing to overeating and being overweight.
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If you’re prone to emotional overeating, you can take steps to regain control. Below are tips and strategies to help decrease this unhealthy habit:
1. Learn to recognize true hunger versus emotional eating. If you ate
just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling in your stomach, you’re
probably not really hungry. When you feel the urge to eat, get in the
habit of asking yourself, “Is it physical hunger or is it emotional or stress
-driven hunger?”
2. Know your triggers. Use a food diary to identify when and why you
eat for emotional reasons. Keep an accurate record for at least one week
of what you eat, how much you eat, how you’re feeling and how hungry
you are. Ask yourself: What happened today to make me feel this
way? You may become aware of situations or feelings that trigger you
to turn to food.
3. Face difficult emotions and stress-producing problems head
on. Work on ways to face difficult emotions and stressful situations
other than reaching for food. Acknowledge and address feelings of anxiety, anger or loneliness. Look for solutions to the difficult issues in your
life. Talk them over with a friend or counselor, or write in a journal. Finding ways to express your feelings constructively can help clear
unwanted eating patterns.
4. Find alternative behaviors to eating. Instead of turning to food, take a
walk, practice yoga or meditation, listen to relaxing music, take a warm
bath, read a good book, engage in a hobby, work in your garden, treat
yourself to a movie, or talk to a supportive friend. Exercise regularly
and get adequate rest. Each is proven to reduce stress, improve your
mood and help control appetite.
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Home Office Information
American Medical Technologists
10700 West Higgins Road
Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60118
1-800-275-1268
1-847-823-5169
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.amt1.com
New Members
Home Office Staff Member Phone Extensions:
Kathy L. Kennedy, RMA
Kenia Quezada, RMA
Courtney M. Lankford, RMA
Alexandria, TN
Antioch, TN
Centerville, TN
Sonia C. Meneses, RMA
Elliot L. Lash, RMA
Andrea Samone Williams, RMA
Clarksville, TN
Dixon, TN
Franklin, TN
Brittney F. Feole, RMA
Laura K. Howard, RMA
Keisha L. Anderson, RMA
Andrea Mulcahy
202
Cathi DeGustine 226
Cheryl Walker
200
Chris Damon
221
Diane Powell
215
Geri Mulcahy
222
Hendersonville, TN
Lafayette, TN
Lebanon, TN
Jackie Leibach
212
Jeanine Fetro
216
Jim Fidler
213
Tracy M. Smith, RMA
Mary A. Strang, RMA
Jigna Prajesh Patel, MLT
Lebanon, TN
Mt. Juliet, TN
Murfreesboro, TN
Karen Havlick
218
Sylvia Cincinelli 224
Kathi Zervos
Warren E. Logan, RMA
Stephanie N. Whitesell, RMA Sandra J. Davis, MLT
Kathy Cilia
214
Kelli Sosina
207
Linda Hablander 228
Murfreesboro, TN
Old Hickory, TN
Red Boiling Springs, TN
Mila Palladino
217
Pam Hackl
208
Paula Simoncini
Sandra D. Brothers, RMA
Shellie L. Harris, MLT
Anthony K. Mikasobe, MT
Uniontown, TN
Woodbury, TN
Nashville, TN
Rene Shepherd
204
225
203
Valencia L Sharp, RMA
Jennifer A Maldonado, RMA Gwendolyn E. Frysom, RMA
Johnathan Pfisterer 206
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Sheryl Junius
220
Tammy A. Jones, RMA
Yasin M. Lejisso, MLT
Shavonda N. Whitfield, RMA
Todd Marsh
210
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Leah M. Martin, RMA
Christy V. Gambrel, RMA
Deania D. Leslie, RMA
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Kim L. Bradford, MT
Jacob S. Wing, RMA
Junior Basant, RMA
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Mandy Beavers, MLT
Teresa D. Miller, RMA
Kathy J. Moore, RMA
Pikeville, TN
Blountville, TN
Bristol, TN
Robin R. Debold, MLT
Ashley N Morelock, RMA
Kara A. Roe, RMA
Bristol, TN
Kingsport, TN
Kingsport, TN
2010 Service Ribbon
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The following TSSAMT members will be presented Service Award Ribbons
for reaching their five year increments. Members must be present at the 2009
Fall Meeting to receive their ribbon. Date information obtained from the latest
mailing list. If information is incorrect, please notify the AMT Home Office.
5 year - Member since 2005
Joseph Howard, MT
Monique Hollowell, RMA
Oratai Thomburg, MT Donal Millrany, MLT
Helen Betterton-Kerpics, MT
Laze Stewart, MT
Carolyn Bailey, MT
Dennis Robertson, RMA
Shilpa Desai, MT
Loretta Hendrixson, MLT
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Members being honored are as follows:
Amanda Brannum, MLT
Christopher A. O'Neal, MLT Rhonda K. Epps, RMA
Lisa A. Fredette, MLT
Greeneville, TN
Morristown, TN
Newport, TN
Melissa B. Samawi, RMA
Teresa M. Stacy, RMA
Byron D. Blocker, RMA
Knoxville, TN
Whiteville, TN
Memphis, TN
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New Members continued
Sharon L. Hill, RMA
Memphis, TN
Erica Jackson, RMA
Memphis, TN
Melbia L. Gary, RMA
Memphis, TN
Ashley C. Smith, RMA
Memphis, TN
Stefany S. Miller, RMA
Memphis, TN
Nikita B. Sewell, RMA
Memphis, TN
Martina L. Denton, RMA
Memphis, TN
Ruby L. Hatley, RMA
Memphis, TN
Lakesha J. Brown, RMA
Memphis, TN
Concepcion E. Hover, RMA
Memphis, TN
Misty R. Allen, RMA
Memphis, TN
Francisco Payhon, MT
Memphis, TN
Vivian L. Kendrix, RMA
Memphis, TN
Melanie P. Carpio, MT
Bartlett, TN
Wynaia V. Ivory, RMA
Memphis, TN
Cole A. Conger, RMA
Columbia, TN
Michael A. Underhil, MLT
Byrdstown, TN
Amy R. Hargis, MLT
Jamestown, TN
Georgina M. Jeffries, MLT
Crossville, TN
Lisa R. Anderson, MLT
Pall Mall, TN
Tracy D. Bouldin, MLT
Rickman, TN
Cynthia D. Vinson, MLT
Rock Island, TN
Karen R. Fiste, CMAS
Sparta, TN
Members certified November 1, 2008 through May 1, 2009
Congratulations to all our new members!
2009 TSSAMT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
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Historical:
Membership:
Martha Duncan, MT*
Chris Seay, MT*
Publication:
Kaye Tschop, MT*
Valerie Owens, RMA*
Audit:
Charles Haun, MT*
Valerie Owens, RMA
Veronica Larson, MT
Debbie Stinnett, MT
Walter Parsons, MT
Legislative:
Chris Seay, MT*
Diane Robbins, MT
Annie Washington, MT
By-Law/SOP:
Agnes Oslica, MT*
Linda Penn, MT
Gaye Hudson, MT
Charles Haun, MT
Dates to Remember !!!
AMT 71st Educational Program and National
Meeting Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 22-27, 2009
TSSAMT Fall Educational Meeting
October 9-10, 2009
Johnson City, Tennessee
National Medical Assistants Week
October 19-23, 2009
Scientific:
Kimberly Wheeler, MT*
Phillip Davis, MT
Nat’l Lab Week:
Jerry Hudgins, MT*
Proctor:
Kaye Tschop, MT*
Chris Seay, MT
Bonnie Wiseman, MT
Diane Robbins, MT
Valerie Owens, RMA
Diane Robbins, MT
Valerie Owens, RMA
Nominating:
Martha Duncan, MT*
Phillip Davis, MT
Ursula Haygood, MT
Kaye Tschop, MT
Helene Kerpics, MT
Nat’l RMA Week:
Valerie Owens, RMA*
Ex-officio Board Member:
Martha Duncan, MT
CASMET Biennial General Meeting
October 27-30, 2009
Trinidad
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Magnolia Educational Treasures
Panama City Beach, Florida
February 24-28, 2010
Photography:
Kaye Tschop, MT*
Chris Seay, MT
* INDICATES CHAIRPERSON
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Diagnosing Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Continued from page 12
Mature B-Cell Lymphomas: chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma
(CLL/SLL), Mantle Cell Lymphomas, Follicular Lymphomas, Marginal Zone Lymphoma (lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue), Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas, Mediastinal (thymic) Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Burkitt Lymphoma-overview, case studies and slides were
demonstrated.
Mature T-Cell and NK Cell Lymphomas: adult T-cell leukemia/
lymphoma, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, enteropathy
-type T-cell lymphoma, hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, mycosis
fungoides, sezary syndrome, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma-overview, case studies and slides were demonstrated.
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas represent an important category of malignant lymphoproliferative diseases. Their diagnosis is based on a
combination of morphological, immunophenotypical and molecular studies. NonHodgkin lymphoma is a complex group of
almost 40 distinct types. Their early diagnosis is very important for the prompt start of
therapy.
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Veronica Larson, MT was
presented the Silver Lens
award by TNSSAMT President Chris Seay, MT at the
Tennessee State Society’s
Spring Board of Director’s
meeting March 28, 2009.
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H1N1 (Swine Flu)
by Kaye Tschop, MT (AMT)
H1N1 flu. Sound familiar? Most of us are more familiar with swine flu. The
photo in the header and footer are the H1N1 virus and are credit of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The H1N1 flu virus is a subtype of the A
virus which causes respiratory illnesses. One subtype of the A virus is H1N1. The
U.S. has determined that this H1N1 flu is contagious and is spreading from human
to human. This strain has not turned out to be as bad as they first thought but it
could easily take off.
HlNl flu is spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Humans
can get infected by handling something with the flu virus like a door knob or a
telephone and then rub their eyes, nose or put their fingers in their mouth.
How to Keep Yourself from getting the Flu:
Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap.
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and throw away the tissue.
Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose.
Do not put your fingers in your mouth.
Avoid crowds
Do not travel in areas know to have high incidences of N1H1 flu.
What are the signs and symptoms of H1N1 Flu?
Fever (above 100 degrees F) - Sore Throat - Cough - Runny Nose -Headache Muscle Aches and Pains. Some even complain of vomiting and diarrhea.
If you have any of these symptoms, please stay home from work or school.
Many of us work in hospitals and doctors offices and it is our responsibility to
not infect others. Please tell your employer if you have any of these symptoms.
There are a few things your should know about the N1H1 flu:
1. The flu shot you got this past season WILL NOT protect you from getting
the H1N1 flu.
2. There is currently no vaccine that will protect you from the H1N1 flu.
3. You can’t get H1N1 flu from eating pork.
4. Colds are caused by different viruses than the flu virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a wealth of information
on the H1N1 (swine flu). Their website has current statistics on the location and
spread of the virus.
Please visit their website at the following address: www.cdc.gov/hlnlflu
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A Delegate’s Report - Diagnosing Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
By Walter Parsons, MT (AMT)
This educational seminar was given by Diana Treaba, MD, Assistant Professor of
Pathology at Brown University. The 90-minute presentation focused on the systematic diagnostic approach based on their clinical presentation-morphology, immunohistochemical and molecular studies.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. The organs and tissues that make up the lymphatic system include the lymph
nodes, thymus, spleen, tonsils and adenoids, bone marrow and tissues in the gastrointestinal tract. Lymph (clear fluid from these tissues) contain proteins, immune cells,
waste products and travel throughout the body in the lymphatic vessels of this system.
Lymphatic tissues produce white blood cells called lymphocytes of which there are
three kinds: B-lymphocytes (B-cells), T-lymphocytes
(T-cells) and natural killer (NK) cells. Each of these
cell types perform a unique job in the battle against
infectious agents and cancer targeting a very particular
range of pathogens.
Most, but not all, large granular lymphocytes are
more commonly known as the natural killer (NK) cells. The small lymphocytes
are the T-cells and B-cells. B-cell lymphocytes major role is in humoral immune
responses. They make antibodies in cell-mediated immune response. T-cells are
divided into T-helper cells and T-suppressor cells. Natural-killer (NK) cells major
role is in the innate immune system.
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
By Kaye Tschop, MT (AMT)
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine Service celebrated National Medical
Laboratory Professional Week April 19-25, 2009 in grand
style! We had a jam packed week of celebration that
started Monday morning with the information board in the
main lobby adorned with NMLPW posters and pictures of
our laboratory professional hard at work.
We started out bright and early Monday morning with a
“Bagels and Juice” breakfast. We then had a “Popcorn
Social” in the main lobby over the lunch hour (11-1) popping and serving hot popcorn and spreading the news about
our profession to all who came out to celebrate with us.!
Bright and early Tuesday morning we were paid a visit by our unannounced CAP
Inspection Team. That did not stop us, we just ordered a few more pizza’s as we had
our “Pizza & Soda” luncheon. Wednesday afternoon we had a “Sweet & Salty Social.” How about a “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” luncheon Thursday? Hmmm, I
wonder what kind of food they served that afternoon? To close out the week , how
about a good old fashion “Ice Cream Social.” We laughed at pictures on display from
waaaaay back. Gosh, can you believe some of the hairdo’s we had back then? I
guess we need to be thankful we even have hair now!!! Know matter how you celebrated NMLPW, I hope everyone had a great celebration!
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma arises when a B-cell, T-cell or NK cell undergoes a
transformation from a normal cell into a malignant
cell-one capable of uncontrolled growth and
spread. The malignant cell begins producing identical copies of itself, or clones, in the lymphatic tissue.
Over time these malignant cells can spread to
neighboring groups of lymph nodes or tissues and if
not treated, may spread to other parts of the body.
Many slides were used in this demonstration.
Immunohistochemistry studies using immunoglobulin molecules were demon-
strated. Antibody-antigen interaction in cells were studied with membranous, cytoplasmic and nuclear staining.
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