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Educational Resources

Education is a core component throughout every step of our accreditation process. In addition to the built-in learning within our checklists and onsite instruction during our peer inspections, we offer many complimentary educational resources to help laboratories prepare for accreditation, maintain compliance, and provide the highest level of quality for their patients. Working with the CAP and our members, you’ll be better able to meet regulatory requirements, mitigate risks, and stay on the cutting edge of pathology.

Focus on Compliance Webinars

The rules of compliance are complex and ever changing. Focus on Compliance webinars will help you understand and maintain continuous compliance with requirements, reducing the stress and work of preparing for your inspection. You’ll dive deep into the current state of regulatory requirements and explore best practices that will lead to improved laboratory operations, a smoother accreditation process, and improved patient care. CE or CME available. Exclusively for CAP accredited laboratories.

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Fast Focus on Compliance Mini-Training Vignettes

A resource for laboratories and inspectors alike, Fast Focus on Compliance mini-training vignettes help you prepare for future laboratory inspections by gaining a clear understanding of the requirements and receiving insight into areas that need improvement.

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Inspector Training

All CAP inspectors complete a mandatory inspector training course which provides them with the tools and techniques to be a successful inspector. CME/SAM and CE available.

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Quality Management Education (QMEd)

QMEd online courses developed with pathologist input offer you education tailored for the laboratory, helping you to build a culture of quality. Quality management is the responsibility of every employee who touches the laboratory and its processes. Whether it’s identifying risks, analyzing root causes, conducting internal audits, or maintaining document control—everyone needs to understand how to implement and improve the quality system. (Available for purchase)

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Accreditation Resources

Within our customer portal, e-LAB Solutions Suite, CAP accredited laboratories have access to an extensive array of resources to help them maintain compliance and operate a high-quality laboratory service. Resources drawn from the collective knowledge of laboratory experts include:

  • Answers to our most common checklist questions
  • Recordings of Focus on Compliance webinars
  • Templates for competency, analytical verification and validation, and more
  • Toolboxes for IQCP, PT/EQA, Root Cause Analysis, self & post inspection, and more

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