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  2011 Continuing Compliance Master Series Archive Access

 

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.

Chemistry & Toxicology Accreditation Requirements:
“Hot water” is not an optimum reaction temperature

Presenter: D. Robert Dufour, MD, FCAP

Recent changes to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Chemistry & Toxicology Checklist can affect your laboratory. Learn about Evidence of Compliance (EOC) and how it can help you maintain continuous compliance. This Audio conference will also review commonly cited inspection deficiencies.

Format: Audio conference
Program Date: Wednesday January 19, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $29

Laboratory Inspection Preparation:
Are you on the Mark?

Presenter: Bharati Jhaveri, MD, FCAP

What are the “markers” for inspection readiness? Listen in for advice about preparing your laboratory for a regulatory compliance inspection. Includes tips for unannounced and announced inspections as well as best practices for a smooth inspection day.

Format: Webinar
Program Date: Wednesday March 16, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $99

Molecular Checklists: Answers to some “scratch your head” questions about standards

Presenter: Jeanne Carr, PhD

Gain insight from the experience of an inspector who performs numerous molecular laboratory inspections each year. The discussion will focus on those standards from both the Molecular Pathology and Molecular Microbiology checklists that appear to be a challenge for laboratories.

Format: Audio conference
Program Date: Wednesday April 20, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $29

Point of Care Testing: POC and you—How can we make this relationship work?

Presenters: Thomas F. Ruhlen, MD, FCAP, and Susan Donatell, MT(ASCP)

Learn how to comply with the Point of Care Checklist requirements. Today's presentation focuses on best practices and highlights the areas that can be most challenging for laboratories from both a compliance and interpretation standpoint.

Format: Webinar
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $99

LEAN/Six Sigma I: Efficiency matters! How LEAN is your lab?

Presenter: Jean Ball MBA,MT(HEW)MLT(ASCP)

This session will provide an introduction to LEAN/Six Sigma concepts and principles. Basic information on how LEAN and Six Sigma can be applied in your lab and the benefits of this approach to your workflow will be discussed. Enrollment in both LEAN/SixSigma webinars is recommended.

Format: Webinar
Date: Wednesday June 15, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $199

Challenges for Compliance in Transfusion Medicine

Presenter: Katharine A Downes, MD, FCAP

Is your laboratory in compliance with the June 2010 Transfusion Medicine Checklist? Are you aware that there are a total of 36 changes? This Audio conference will explain the changes as well as provide tips on how to stay in compliance with the requirements cited most frequently.

Format: Audio conference
Date: Wednesday July 20, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $29

LEAN/Six Sigma II: We’re ready to get LEAN...how do we get started?

Presenter: Jean Ball MBA,MT(HEW)MLT(ASCP)

This session will present a practical approach to implementing LEAN/six Sigma concepts in the laboratory. A case study approach will be used to “walk� through a virtual LEAN process. Enrollment in both LEAN/SixSigma webinars is recommended.

Format: Webinar
Date: Wednesday August 17, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $199

Checklist Updates: 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 Audio conference for an explanation of the most recent revisions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist requirements 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.

Format: Audio conference
Date: Wednesday September 21, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $29

Horror Stories: Tales from the laboratory—On demand access coming soon!

Presenter: Rawhi Omar, MD, PhD, FCAP

Fact is stranger than fiction, especially in the laboratory. Listen as volunteer and staff inspectors relate horrifying details of their experiences that will rattle your specimen tubes. Treat your lab to this talk and learn some tricks to avoid laboratory errors.

Format: Audio conference
Date: Wednesday October 19, 2011
Web Archive Access Price: $29

Proficiency Testing: How can you optimize it for your laboratory?—On demand access coming soon!

Presenter: Linda Palicki (MT)ASCP

Learn about proficiency testing regulatory requirements along with frequent pitfalls and how to avoid typical deficiencies related to PT. Tips on how to recognize when your PT is indicating a problem and steps to resolve the issue will also be included. Learn about the PT Toolbox, an electronic resource with templates, FAQs, troubleshooting guides, and other valuable resources.

Format: Web conference
Date: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm Central time
Web Archive Access Price: $199

 

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