Training Tools for the Clinical Laboratory


New employee training and student teaching are often a challenge for today’s busy laboratories. During this session, the participants will learn different training tools and resources to make these training activities productive and enjoyable.

Originally presented on September 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Belinda Baron, MHA, MT(ASCP)

Belinda Baron, MHA, MT(ASCP)

Assistant Group Manager, Evening Operations
ARUP Laboratories

Belinda has over 20 years of experience in the clinical laboratory. During her 20+ year career, she has held numerous positions within the laboratory including, generalist, teaching specialist, supervisor, and operations manager.

Belinda obtained her MLT degree from Augusta Technical Institute in 1989 in Augusta, Georgia. She went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995. In November 2009, she graduated from A.T. Still University with her Masters of Health Administration degree and is currently working toward her Doctorate of Health Science at A.T. Still University.

Currently, Belinda is the Evening Operations Manager at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also works at the Department of Veterans Affairs in SLC, Utah as a generalist.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe general guidelines for teaching technical skills.
  • Recall the CLIA training and competency requirements.
  • Identify learning styles and how to develop effective tools to better reach the trainee.
  • Develop effective technical teaching tools such as training modules.
  • Identify online resources to be used as training tools.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, and ARUP Laboratories