Proficiency Testing: How to Pass with Flying Colors and What to Do If You Don't

Instructor: Barry Craig
Product ID: 701419
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This Proficiency testing (PT) training/webinar for CLIA will explain the rules of PT testing, the PT testing "danger zones", and CLIA's stance on PT referral and also gives tips and techniques to assure good PT performance.

CLIA requires PT (Proficiency Testing) for all non-waived laboratory testing and further requires a passing score to retain the ability to perform patient tests. Failure in PT can result in a "cease testing" order from CLIA. Proper documentation is essential and mandatory. CLIA has specific rules and regulations governing PT testing and has recently issued new warnings and restrictions on how PT is to be performed. Failure to adhere to their guidelines can be catastrophic to your laboratory's ability to test. This session will explain the rules of PT testing, the PT testing "danger zones", and CLIA's stance on PT referral. This session also gives tips and techniques to assure good PT performance. We will also examine how to investigate and follow-up on PT failures and where the problems are most commonly found. If your laboratory performs patient testing, you cannot afford to miss this comprehensive look at the entire process of PT testing.

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • CLIA's requirements regarding PT testing (updated).
  • Proficiency Testing pitfalls and "danger zones".
  • How to bulletproof your PT performance with tips and techniques that work.
  • PT Failure: A wake up call for the laboraotry.
  • How to investigate and document corrective actions after PT failure.
  • Proper PT documentation: Essential to Good Performance.

Who will benefit:

This webinar will benefit POLs (Physician Office Laboratories), hospital laboratories, reference laboratories and research laboratories. The employees who will benefit include:
  • Laboratory Medical Directors, Technical Consultants, Laboratory Supervisors and Managers
  • Food Safety Auditors
  • Personnel who perform labwork such as:
    • Medical technologist
    • Lab technicians
    • Medical assistants
    • CNAs,LPNs, RNs
    • Nurse Practitioners

Instructor Profile:
Barry Craig, Owner and CEO of Laboratory Consulting, LLC. I have 20 years experience in laboratory management with a concentration on physician office labs. I was the POL & Clinic Coordinator for a major Birmingham Health System until 01/01/10. I managed 22, COLA accredited POL’s, half waived, half non-waived. I write the “Ask the Expert” column in Physician Office Resource magazine answering lab related questions monthly. I also have been published in ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory magazine. I taught a class on Lab Consulting at the COLA symposium in Sept, 2009.

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