Competence Assessment Training and Teaching In a Total Automated Microbiology Laboratory

Competence assessment, training and teaching are integral in developing knowledgeable competent staff and essential in meeting accreditation requirements for a Microbiology Laboratory. The introduction of WASP™/ WASPLab® automation in the laboratory supports effective methodologies to provide the required consistency in specimen processing, incubation and digital imaging. The objective of this study was to use digital culture imaging and gram slide preparations generated by the WASP™/ WASPLab® automated system as well as automated staining for competence assessment, training and teaching of staff, students and residents.