Quality Improvement in Cytopathology
Stephen Raab, MD
So you want to improve your cytopathology laboratory quality? This Cyto-econference examines how cytopathology laboratories implement quality improvement activities by providing theoretical and practical examples. Laboratory patient care quality improvement takes place through three main methods: 1) model-based change (e.g., process adoption from what works in other labs), 2) process-based change (e.g., Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of incremental improvement), and 3) worker-focused-based change (e.g., transformational change based on worker empowerment). Strengths, weaknesses, outcomes, barriers, and training for these different methods of change will be discussed.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- To recognize the role of education, culture, and facilitation in implementing change.
- To choose the optimal quality improvement method based on your laboratory and desired level of change.
- To distinguish the different types of quality improvement methods and the barriers, strengths, and limitations to these methods.
Current ACCME guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Therefore, it is the policy of the ASC to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All planning individuals participating in any ASC Educational Activity are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. Click here for a complete list.
Stephen Raab, MD
The presenter has research dealings to disclose with:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, MLCI, Safety 2 Solutions, Philips, Omnyx, International Academy of Cytopathology, Elsevier, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and AcademyHealth
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Earn up to 2.0 SAM Credit Hours.
Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 MOC II
- 2.00 Participant