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A Seat at the Table: Raising the profile of the lab professional on the healthcare team

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC
The Institute of Medicine's recent report on diagnostic error in healthcare concluded that proper diagnosis requires a multidisciplinary team of clinical experts including pathologists and clinical laboratorians. Despite this, laboratorians often find themselves isolated from patient care, and institutional decision making. This session will utilize three examples to illustrate strategies for integrating pathologists and laboratorians into the clinical care team and hospital leadership.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss ways in which clinical laboratorians and laboratories are essential to heath care systems.
  2. Evaluate different approaches to working with care providers and hospital administrators.
  3. Apply methods suggested to increase visibility to the laboratory in a healthcare system.

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 (1) Florida credit hour in the area of 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.

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