2020 Laboratory Hot Topics Webinar Series
On Demand
All levels
CJCP Credits

2020 Laboratory Hot Topics On Demand Webinar Series

SKU# WEB20LAB

NEW! With newly released enhancements to The Joint Commission’s accreditation program for laboratories, JCR is pleased to present a 4 part "hot topics" webinar series (with 5th part bonus) to support education efforts proving quality lab services are connected to the overall patient experience. Education on The Joint Commission standards, survey process, and implementation tips are critical for those working in the laboratory.  


Sessions Topics:

  • • Competency
  • • Transfusion Services and Blood Bank
  • • Waived Testing
  • • Proficiency Testing
  • • Leadership (Bonus, Free Webinar)


To participate, you can join the series at any time. Previous recordings will be made available on-demand for one year after the launch date. Continuing education is available for one year after each session. 


2020 Laboratory Hot Topics Webinar Series is an educational offering designed for unlimited use at one facility only. Special healthcare system discounts are available upon request. Call Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 or via email at jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com.

$549.00
This event is closed to online registrations. Please call Customer Service at 877-223-6866 for more information.
Product Description

Product Description

This new "hot topics" webinar series will provide you with essential education, supporting your demanding role in the laboratory.  Hear from Joint Commission Surveyors and leaders within the Joint Commission Standards Interpretation Group, gather your laboratory team, and get your questions answered on competency, waived testing, proficiency testing, and blood bank issues.  Moreso, continue to advance your lab-hospital partnership with a 5th bonus presentation on leadership (available after completion of the 4 part series, on demand).   


Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. 1. Identify changes in the survey process from The Joint Commission including the new survey team and roles
  2. 2. Proactively prepare your laboratory for survey
  3. 3. Discuss the challenges associated with competency
  4. 4. Recognize the importance of an effective laboratory leadership team in support of patient safety


Target Audience

This activity is relevant to health care professionals who work in laboratories in hospitals, critical access hospitals, or centers. Designed especially for medical laboratory professionals and pathologists, technicians, assistants, and others on the laboratory professional team including biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, laboratory managers, laboratory directors, and other specialists.  

Faculty

Faculty


Joyce Ammer, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Surveyor, Laboratory
The Joint Commission


John E. Gibson MA, MT(ASCP), DLM
Associate Director, Standards Interpretation
The Joint Commission

Elia Mears, MHA, MT (ASCP)SM
Surveyor
The Joint Commission


Amy Null, MBA, SBB
Surveyor
The Joint Commission


Cherie J. Ulaskas, MT (ASCP), MA
Associate Director, Department of Standards Interpretation
The Joint Commission

Webinar Schedule

Webinar Schedule


2020 Release Dates (Wednesdays)

 

Session Topic Date
Competency May 6, 2020
Transfusion Services and Blood Bank May 13, 2020
Waived Testing  May 20, 2020
Proficiency Testing; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly May 27, 2020
Leadership and The Laboratory (Bonus, Free Webinar) June 3, 2020


This schedule is subject to change.

These will be pre-recorded sessions and will not be live. The recording can be accessed through the Learning Management System.
Gather your team together to take part in viewing this webinar topic, at your team's convenience, be it on the scheduled release date or a later date. Take advantage of stopping and playing the webinar for individual note taking or team discussions. Then, make sure to compile a list of questions to submit to JCR for returned answers, directly from faculty and our subject matter experts.


Content Descriptions


Competency. Regardless of the simplicity of laboratory tests, errors can occur if not performed correctly, leading to significant patient harm. Competency assessment is a focused approach to achieve confirmation that personnel training is effective, and established procedures are followed producing quality results. All testing personnel, including nursing staff and physician providers, are required to be assessed for competency. This webinar will proactively prepare laboratory leaders with tips and solutions to overcome the challenges associated with competency. Learn about the regulatory requirements associated with competency, why organizations struggle, best practices, and strategies for implementation and integration of your competency program into the laboratory’s quality management plan.


Transfusion Services and Blood Bank. For organizations that use Blood Banks, laboratories must follow specific policies and procedures. Whether or not your organization has a Blood Bank, this webinar will provide an overview of the components needed daily as well as during an emergency. Topics of review include the art of a quality control program, related standards for blood bank records, retention time for blood specimens as well as retention time for documentation. Specific focus will be given to blood supplier contracts and the required audit trail for blood products.


Waived Testing. The Joint Commission’s waived testing requirements provide oversight for the safety of patients.  Learn about the standards to avoid quality concerns surrounding waived testing and reduction of erroneous results.  Pertinent topics of discussion include policies and procedures, identification of staff and the competency of those staff performing waived testing, quality checks, and record keeping. 


Proficiency Testing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. This webinar will focus on Quality System Assessment for Nonwaived Testing (QSA), and relatable Joint Commission Standards and Survey Process.  Faculty will discuss participation for your laboratory in approved proficiency testing program(s), program designation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notifications, public notifications, specialties and sub-specialties of microbiology clinical performance, varietyand frequency of testing, law and state regulations.


Leadership and the Laboratory (Bonus). Laboratory leadership requires a professional and managerial skill set. This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of leadership responsibilities from a pathologist and Joint Commission Surveyor point of view and will discuss standards and recommendations for team responsibilities. Faculty will also review the 2020 Laboratory National Patient Safety Goal from a leadership perspective, and new survey team role from The Joint Commission. 

Continuing Education

Continuing Education


Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.


Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ACHE: 1 CE (total of 5 CEs)
  • ACCME: 1 CE (total of 5 CEs)
  • PACE: 1 CE (total of 5 CEs)
  • CJCP: 1 credit hour towards recertification (total of 5)


Learn more about continuing education below.

Read more about Continuing Education


P.A.C.E.


Webinar #1, Competency

“The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. The Program Number is 284-014-20. This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.”


Webinar #2, Blood Bank Focus

“The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. The Program Number is 284-011-20. This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.”


Webinar #3, Waived Testing

“The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. The Program Number is 284-012-20. This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.”


Webinar #4, Proficiency Testing

“The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. The Program Number is 284-013-20. This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.”


Webinar #5, Leadership

“The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®, 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102. The Program Number is 284-015-20. This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.”


Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form


Conflict of Interest:
The Joint Commission maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.


Disclaimer:
The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

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