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ST104  Block and Slide Tracking in Anatomic Pathology as an Essential Element of a Quality and Safety Program

Monday, October 14
8:00–10:00 AM
2.5 CME/SAM CREDITS

CAP SAMs Patient Care Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Specimen labeling and tracking have been an integral part of clinical pathology quality and safety programs for years, but they are only recently gaining greater visibility in anatomic pathology. With demands to improve turnaround times, decrease costs, and improve patient care, pathologists are looking at barcode-based tracking solutions to improve efficiency, reduce labeling errors, and promote patient safety. Selecting and implementing such a system is neither trivial nor inexpensive. This course will provide a framework for participants to begin to establish a QA/safety program in anatomic pathology at their institutions. Faculty will discuss practical issues related to selecting, budgeting, implementing, and maintaining a tracking solution for an AP laboratory. Learn helpful tips to uncover secondary costs and hidden practices that may affect the success of your implementation. Following this session, participants may complete a related online self-assessment module, available at cap.org through December 31, 2013.

You will learn to:

Faculty
Walter H. Henricks, MD, FCAP
Liron Pantanowitz, MD, FCAP
John H. Sinard, MD, PhD, FCAP

 

 

 

 

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