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This online educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of individuals in a clinical laboratory, including healthcare professionals working as medical laboratory staff in non-waived diagnostic laboratories, technical consultants, supervisors, testing personnel, and laboratory assistants.This course examines the CLIA requirements for laboratory director responsibilities that apply to clinical laboratories and discusses ways to document compliance. This course explains the following CLIA required responsibilities: general, procedural, proficiency testing, quality control, and personnel responsibilities. Discussion includes ways to achieve CLIA compliance and delegation of some responsibilities to other qualified individuals. The course includes links to additional resources.This course has been approved for P.A.C.E.® credit. At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Summarize the laboratory director responsibilities for a moderate complexity laboratory
- Summarize the laboratory director responsibilities for a high complexity laboratory
- Illustrate ways for the laboratory director to meet each lab director responsibility
- Given a specific laboratory scenario, decide if laboratory director responsibilities are being met
This activity will take approximately 1 hour to complete and there are no prerequisites. A P.A.C.E. completion certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course with a score of 80% or higher on the graded exam, and completion of the course evaluation.
- Proficiency Testing
- Quality Control
- Graded Exam
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