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Taming Medusa: Assessing the Six Elements of [CLIA/CAP] Proficiency in Histology

Recorded On: 01/22/2020

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It may be argued that Histotechs are not properly classified as High Complexity Testing personnel under current CLIA/CAP guidelines and as such, are not subject to annual competency assessment. Yet more and more organizations are standardizing proficiency testing, drawing Histology staff and Technical Assistants into the fold. If so, where to begin? This presentation will offer some tried and true, cost-effective solutions to tame the looming menace, along with a more robust solution offered by the CAP Online Competency Assessment Program. Participants should leave satisfied that they, too, can calm their fears and face the Medusa-like challenge through a combination of knowledge, experience, and creativity.

CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase. 

Linda Parramore Culpepper, BA, MA, HT (ASCP)

Ms. Culpepper’s interest in the “Art of Science” began in 1976, spanning decades both in and out of the field. An unusual career path as historian/educator at Western Carolina University and long-time laboratorian prepared her to mentor young people while sharing her passion for histopathology. With husband JC and rescue beagle Buddy, Ms. Culpepper divides her time between the NC coast and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Open to view video. It may be argued that Histotechs are not properly classified as High Complexity Testing personnel under current CLIA/CAP guidelines and as such, are not subject to annual competency assessment. Yet more and more organizations are standardizing proficiency testing, drawing Histology staff and Technical Assistants into the fold. If so, where to begin? This presentation will offer some tried and true, cost-effective solutions to tame the looming menace, along with a more robust solution offered by the CAP Online Competency Assessment Program. Participants should leave satisfied that they, too, can calm their fears and face the Medusa-like challenge through a combination of knowledge, experience, and creativity.
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