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Using Lean Principles to Streamline Curriculum

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Joan Polancic
When the Denver Health School of Medical Laboratory Science needed to make curriculum changes to increase student numbers, it utilized in-house Lean facilitators to guide the advisory committee through a process. Several Lean tools were utilized, with the main focus of identifying value vs. non-value-added activities, resulting in an action plan to streamline the curriculum.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Define Lean as a method for improvement.
2.Describe the Lean tools utilized.
3.Discuss the usefulness of the value/non-value added tool for reviewing and updating curriculum.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION 
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.