Mafraq staff honoured for hematology manual
Abu Dhabi, January 8, 2014
A senior medical laboratory technologist at Mafraq Hospital was honoured for publishing the Middle East’s first ‘Atlas of Hematology’ at the recent fifth annual Seha Research Conference in Abu Dhabi.
The Atlas of Hematology has been compiled and edited by Mohammad Kazemi.
“This Atlas is the result of collaborative efforts. It is part of Mafraq Hospital’s ongoing efforts to improve healthcare services and standards in Abu Dhabi. To that end, our objective was to gather our collective experience and put together trusted and practical content for medical students, researchers, physicians and paramedical professionals locally, as well as internationally,” Kazemi said.
The Atlas of Hematology includes four parts: red blood cells series, white blood cells series, megakaryocytes series and blood parasites. It contains 201 high-quality colored illustrated blood slides which cover almost all morphological abnormalities of blood cells and pathogen blood parasites. The book also includes normal reference ranges, differential diagnosis, comparison tables and troubleshooting.
The Atlas has been acknowledged by the Higher College of Technology (HCT) as a resource of teaching for a profession in medical laboratory students.
“This reference serves as an excellent resource to supplement and complement the theoretical training component of preparing students for a profession in Medical Laboratory Technology (Hematology),” said Dr Kathleen Meehan, associate dean – Health Sciences at HCT, Abu Dhabi.
The atlas includes richly illustrated colored slides without digital manipulation. It has brief description of cells abnormalities along with the most important causes in a bulleted format, delivering concise information for better understanding and recall, fast referral and quick decision support.
Mafraq Hospital is owned and operated by Seha (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company). – TradeArabia News Service