When Professionals Meet: Bridging the Gap Between the Laboratory and Nursing


Ms. Manning will give a comparison of the differences in learning in the laboratory and nursing professions. She will share personal examples of the struggles each profession has in understanding each other. She will also discuss practical ways to bridge the gaps in understanding between the two professions. Ms. Manning encourages the audience to be interactive and to share problems as well as best practices and successes in bridging the gap between these two professions.

Originally presented on May 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Lucinda Manning, BA, MT(ASCP), RN

Lucinda Manning, BA, MT(ASCP), RN

Assistant Vice President, University Hospital and Clinics Transfusion Services
ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Vice President, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)
ARUP Laboratories

Ms. Manning has over 20 years experience in laboratory management and over 35 years experience in the clinical laboratory. She had been a member of CLMA for many years and served in the past as president of the Utah Chapter. She is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks. Ms. Manning received her B.A. degree in biology from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in Medical Technology.

Ms. Manning is a registered nurse holding licenses in Ohio and Utah. Her nursing experience has been in the areas of critical care hospital nursing and hospice care. She uses this knowledge to actively interact with nursing staff. Ms. Manning is very active with the nursing staff education and audits regarding patient identification and blood administration.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different models for learning by the laboratory and nursing professions.
  • Identify barriers to communications between the two professions.
  • Explore strategies to build strong positive relationships between laboratory and nursing staff.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, and ARUP Laboratories