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Controls are materials used to determine if a method is performing correctly, traditionally assessed using statistical means, with results more than two standard deviations (SD) from the mean out of control. This activity discusses the limitations of this approach and suggests what should be included in a quality plan to assure the quality control (QC) program meets the needs of the laboratory.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists and residents.
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Develop a quality control (QC) plan that includes all needed elements.
- Design QC rules to detect errors that are clinically important.
- Identify tests that may require changes to control limits or troubleshooting by using QC and proficiency testing (PT) results.
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hours equivalent to 3.75 credits.
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.
Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or email@example.com with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a letter of participation.
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College of American Pathologists
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Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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This activity and evaluation are available July 15, 2019, and expire July 14, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.