With the newly published CMS guidelines, now is the time to prepare
In the years since the final CLIA regulations were published, defined parameters for laboratories performing external quality control (QC) have been widely debated. As a result, the Individualized Quality Control Program (IQCP) has emerged. With the newly published CMS IQCP Guidelines and the education and transition period underway, now is the time to prepare! To assist laboratories during the education and transition, CRI has developed a new IQCP educational program. This session will review the tools available to educate your staff and implement IQCP in your laboratory.
Included will be an overview of resources/tools available to implement IQCP, answering the question: “How can IQCP be implemented within my laboratory, while ensuring regulatory compliance?” Discussed will be a comprehensive educational program that is customizable, easy to use, and provides the building blocks necessary to develop an IQCP unique to your laboratory.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Laboratory Scientists through COLA Resources Inc. (CRI) CRI is an approved provider for ASCLS Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education (PACE) This program has been approved for one (1) PACE credit. Details to follow.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Prepare to implement IQCP
- Select from available resources and tools to educate your staff
- Use available resources and tools to implement IQCP in your lab
- Featured Speakers
Rose Mary Casados, MT(ASCP); President, CRI
Casados joined COLA in May 2012 as education division manager. Casados received her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology with a minor in Chemistry from St. John’s University in Queens, NY and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She is a member of the ATHENA CHAPTER National Honor Society and participated in the Kellogg Northeastern University Marketing Excellence Program. With the formation of COLA’s Education subsidiary, COLA Resources Inc., in July 2013, Casados is now president of CRI, interim Chair and member of the CRI Board of Directors.
Maria Hardy, IMA(ASCP); Technical Writer, CRI
Hardy is a third generation member of the healthcare workforce. After becoming a quality assurance specialist at the age of 25, she traveled to many developing and resource limited countries to improve challenges in healthcare systems. As a health educator, Hardy studied Biology/Allied Health at Howard University in Washington, DC. and has taught more than 1,300 healthcare professionals and laypersons on technical matters. As the technical writer for COLA Resources Inc., Hardy provides subject matter expertise in medical laboratory science. Hardy authors over 50 articles per year.