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  2012 Continuing Compliance Master Series

  Continuing Compliance Master Series

To help you stay on top of changes in laboratory medicine, the CAP offers on on-going series of live webinars and audioconferences. For a reduced price, you can access any of these “on demand” to listen to or view on your own schedule.

The audioconferences and webinars of the Continuing Compliance Master Series are available within four weeks after the live event has occurred. Any tools, forms, or educational aids provided with the live program will be included. No CE is available for recorded audioconferences or webinars. Files will be available for one year after the original publish date.

2012 Programs

Complying with the All Common Checklist
Presenter: Stephen Sarewitz, MD, FCAP

Not another checklist! Yes, but it will reduce the number of checklist items. This session will provide a description of the Common Checklist items and contents and the rationale behind them. The discussion will focus on how the Common Checklist will impact the inspection process, how to write up deficiencies, and how the data will be used. Features and exceptions of the validation section will be highlighted.

Objectives

  • Identify elements of the All Common Checklist.
  • Describe how to use the All Common Checklist when inspecting a laboratory section.
  • Discuss the rationale behind the All Common Checklist.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday January 18, 2012, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


Making Sense of the Molecular Microbiology Checklist and Bacteriology
Update: New and Improved for 2012
Presenter: Angela Caliendo MD, PhD; Diane Roscoe, MD, FCAP

This presentation will address frequently asked questions regarding the molecular microbiology checklist list and include interpretation of the checklist and examples of common problems. This presentation will also address revisions to the Bacteriology section of the Microbiology checklist for the 2012 checklist revision.

Objectives

  • Describe key components of the molecular microbiology checklist.
  • Summarize efficient approaches to meeting the quality assurance guidelines.
  • Introduce new requirements for 2012 in the Bacteriology section of the Microbiology checklist.
  • Review requirements for Bacteriology that have been revised for clarification in 2012.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday February 15, 2012, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


Laboratory Safety Requirements
Presenter: Adrienne Malta, Senior Manager, Inspection Services, Laboratory Accreditation Program

This webinar will help you to understand the essential elements of a laboratory safety program and how to prepare for an accreditation inspection.

Objectives

  • Describe essential safety program elements and how to implement them.
  • Discuss the steps necessary to prepare your laboratory for an accreditation inspection.

Format: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday March 21, 2012, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $299


What Have They Done to AP Now?
Presenter: Bruce C. Zangwill, MD, FCAP; Raouf E. Nakhleh, MD, FCAP

This presentation will address recent changes to the AP checklist, current controversies in AP, and the most common inspection deficiencies and inquiries to the CAP concerning checklist issues.

Objectives

  • Explain recent checklist additions and deletions and implement them effectively.
  • Discuss critical topics related to AP.
  • Better utilize the CAP/ACS Cancer Protocols to maximize effectiveness.
  • Avoid common inspection deficiencies.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday April 18, 2011, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


Inspecting the LIS in the Meaningful Use Era
Presenter: Bruce A. Beckwith, MD, FCAP

The “meaningful use” incentives contained within the HITECH act are expected to increase pressure on laboratories to connect electronically with an ever expanding number of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. Given the variety of interfacing arrangements, it is not surprising that understanding the accreditation requirements related to these interfaces can be confusing. During this audioconference, we will cover some of the common interfacing options and discuss how to address accreditation requirements, such as interface testing and validation. We will also describe strategies for dealing with LIS checklist items that are the source of frequent inquiries.

Objectives

  • Describe common lab interfacing arrangements.
  • Understand the requirements for validating LIS interfaces.
  • Apply accreditation requirements regarding LISs in your own laboratory setting.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: May 16, 2012, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


The Supervisor’s Role in Ensuring Compliance
Presenter: Robert Bredt, MD, FCAP

This webinar will help laboratory supervisors ensure that their laboratory is in continuous compliance. The session will present strategies to ensure that that the lab maintains compliance with CAP and CLIA standards, what to do during a laboratory inspection, and outline how to respond to inspection deficiencies. Tools and resources will be discussed.

Objectives

  • Identify supervisor responsibilities in ensuring laboratory compliance.
  • Discuss the supervisor's role during a laboratory inspection.
  • Identify the most common deficiencies and how to respond to them.
Format: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday June 20, 2012, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $299

Checklist Updates for Anatomic Pathology: What and Why
Presenter: Gerald A. Hoeltge, MD, FCAP

Being in compliance is not just an inspection day activity. Not staying current with requirements can cost you time and money. Join this audioconference for an explanation of the most recent revisions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist requirements for Anatomic Pathology (including molecular testing on tissue). You will learn how these changes will impact the inspection process and the rationale for the changes along with tips for implementing them in your own laboratory.

Objectives

  • List the most recent changes to the Laboratory Program accreditation requirements (checklists) for AP.
  • Recognize the most common deficiencies reported since July of 2011.
  • Describe how the checklist changes have affected inspections.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday July 18, 2012, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


The Top 10 Barriers to Accreditation and How to Avoid Them
Presenters: Ronald B. Lepoff, MD, FCAP; Francis Sharkey, MD, FCAP

Laboratories seeking CAP accreditation may encounter situations where CAP requirements are more stringent than those of other agencies. Such issues as laboratory director oversight, principles of test validation, documentation of activities, and technical procedure manuals are common areas where this arises. This webinar is designed to assist laboratories in recognizing these conditions and will provide helpful solutions that will facilitate transition to CAP accreditation.

Objectives

  • Recognize situations where CAP requirements may be more stringent than those currently observed by the laboratory.
  • Develop plans for satisfying CAP requirements in areas where the laboratory may be deficient.
  • Implement new activities that enhance the accuracy of patient testing.

Format: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday August 15, 2012, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $299


Checklist Updates for Clinical Pathology: What and Why
Presenter: Gerald A. Hoeltge, MD, FCAP

Being in compliance is not just an inspection day activity. Not staying current with requirements can cost you time and money. Join this audioconference for an explanation of the most recent revisions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist requirements for Clinical Pathology and how they’ll impact the inspection process. More importantly, you will learn the rationale for the changes along with tips for implementing them in your own laboratory.

Objectives

  • List the most recent changes to the Laboratory Program accreditation requirements (checklists) for CP.
  • Recognize the most common deficiencies reported since July of 2011.
  • Describe how the checklist changes have affected inspections.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday September 19, 2012, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


Flow Cytometry: What You Need to Know to Comply
Presenter: TBA

Get answers to the most commonly asked Flow Cytometry compliance questions. This discussion will focus on best practices in the Flow Cytometry laboratory and highlight areas that can be most challenging for laboratories from both a compliance and interpretation standpoint.

Objectives

  • Identify the most challenging Flow Cytometry Checklist requirements.
  • Describe practical approaches for demonstrating compliance with Flow Cytometry requirements.
  • Develop and apply practical strategies to maintain continuous compliance with Flow Cytometry requirements.

Format: Audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday October 17, 2012 Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $55


You Asked for It: Your Questions Answered
Presenter: Technical staff, CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program

Ever wanted to ask the LAP staff a question but didn’t have the chance? Do you have a burning question that you’d like resolved? Are you curious about the challenges that other labs are facing? Join the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program technical staff for an interactive problem solving session. Best practices and tools will be provided.

Objectives

  • Identify challenges in laboratory accreditation and best practices for addressing them.
  • Describe tools to assist with laboratory accreditation practices.

Format: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday November 21, 2012, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $225

 

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