QIHC Prep Course

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National Society for Histotechnology

The NSH QIHC Prep Course is intended to provide participants with an overview of the principles and practices of immunohistochemistry in an effort to comprehensively prepare them for the ASCP’s QIHC examination. The course covers the topic areas outlined by the ASCP’s published exam topic outline, and offers suggestions for not only trying to meet the minimum requirements, but also become knowledgeable enough to be truly ‘qualified’.

Every effort is made to address all of the technical aspects of the aforementioned procedures, including coverage of the underlying science of IHC, heat- and digestion-induced ‘retrieval techniques, various ‘quenching and ‘blocking’ procedures, commonly employed detection methods, regulatory requirements for procedure validation, quality control, troubleshooting, and use of automated staining systems.

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 5 hour(s)
Course number QIHC
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Immunohistochemistry/Advanced Histologic Techniques: 5 hour(s)
Course number 20-701712, approved through 2/1/2020

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Course Outline

  • Resource Guide
      • Resource Guide
  • Section 1: Introduction & Course Overview
      • Section 1: Introduction & Course Overview
  • Section 2: How Does Immunostaining Work?
      • Section 2: How Does Immunostaining Work?
  • Section 3: Detection Methods
      • Section 3: Detection Methods
  • Section 4: Clinical/Diagnostic Application of IHC
      • Section 4: Clinical/Diagnostic Application of IHC
  • Section 5: Procedure Optimization & Validation
      • Section 5: Procedure Optimization & Validation
  • Section 6: Troubleshooting
      • Section 6: Troubleshooting
  • Section 7: Commonly Employed Instruments
      • Section 7: Commonly Employed Instruments
  • Section 8: Recommended Reading & Course Conclusion
      • Section 8: Recommended Reading & Course Conclusion
  • Question Bank
      • QIHC Question Bank
  • Course Survey
      • Course Survey

Additional Information

 
Learning Section Format: The course contains a three hour lecture broken into 8 "digestible" sections.
 
Additional Materials: Included with this course is an indexed Resource Guide with seventy plus pages of study material and PDF handouts for each section.
 
Knowledge Check Question Bank: At the conclusion of Section 8 you will have access to a question bank to test your knowledge and practice for the exam. 
 
Course Faculty: Joe Myers, MS, CT(ASCP)QIHC
Joe Myers has earned and renewed his QIHC credential so he truly knows what it takes. He is currently employed as a Senior Technical Sales Specialist with Biocare Medical, LLC, a vendor of IHC/ISH reagents and instruments. He has extensive experience with immunohistochemistry (IHC), in situ hybridization (ISH), and heat-induced epitope retrieval (HIER) procedures, and has written a variety of papers in peer-reviewed journals on the application of IHC/ISH in the diagnosis of cancer and infectious disease and in laboratory ‘trade’ publications on automated IHC slide staining systems, HIER techniques, multi-antigen immuno-staining procedures and devices, and cost-reduction methods. Joe began his career at, and 'founded' the Immunocytochemistry Lab at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 1984. Before entering the technical-sales arena, Joe was employed as the Administrative Director of Clinical Lab Services in two hospitals. From 2012 to 2014, Joe served as chairperson of the National Society for Histotechnology’s IHC Resource Group.

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