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The clinical laboratory environment continues to evolve. That is why the COLA Compliance recorded webinars will help your laboratory keep up to date with COLA requirements for accreditation, as well as understand the drivers for change in laboratory medicine. Get the latest information on current and upcoming revisions right from COLA’s Accreditation Division Manager, Kathy Nucifora.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize upcoming COLA accreditation criteria revision and additions related to Waived Testing, Laboratory Director Responsibilities, Competency Assessments, Proficiency Testing, and more.
- Understand the timeline and prepare for the transition from EQC as an alternative Quality Control option to Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP).
- Use COLAcentral™ to access important COLA accreditation documents.
The course links you to an archived version of the webinar slide and audio program, and to available pdf file resources. Your computer must have audio capabilities to hear the audio portion of the presentation.
You must successfully complete the quiz and submit the course evaluation to receive credit.
Kathy Nucifora, MPH, MT(ASCP) received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Ball State University, and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Wichita State University. She has a wide range of experience managing clinical laboratories, including large and small POLs, and large and small hospital laboratories. She has also taught Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis in the MLT program at the Community College of Baltimore County, and has lectured on many relevant laboratory topics to a variety of audiences. Recently, Kathy served on the CLSI workgroup that developed companion products for Evaluation Protocol 23 (EP23), and she has been the Accreditation Division Manager at COLA since 2009, and was promoted to Accreditation Division Director in June 2014.
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