2022 CPIP-B Case 2: Laboratory Management – How to Implement the Critical Value Policy - CPIP0202W.2022
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Learn how to implement an institutional critical value (CVAL) policy with effective communication strategies that will lead to timely interventions in the care of critically ill patients.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: February 21, 2022
Expiration Date: February 20, 2025 11:59 PM (CT)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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CLIA-88 requires laboratories to develop and follow written procedures for reporting life-threatening laboratory results (critical, alert, or panic values). Laboratories must have critical value (CVAL) policies to meet this requirement. This activity highlights elements of an effective CVAL policy, compares CVAL notification systems, and explores strategies to address communication challenges in both clinical and anatomic pathology.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Define elements of a critical value policy.
  2. Interpret regulatory guidelines with regards to reporting critical values.
  3. List the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of notification systems.
  4. Develop an escalation policy to address challenges in critical value communication.
  5. Apply principles of critical value notification to anatomic pathology.

Hariharan Bharadwaj, MD
Esma Ersoy, MD
Vandita P. Johari, MD, FCAP

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
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.

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This activity and evaluation are available February 21, 2022, and expire February 20, 2025, at 11:59:00 AM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.

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2022 CPIP-B Case 2: Laboratory Management – How to Implement the Critical Value Policy