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The Emergence of a New Practitioner: Three Doctors of Clinical Laboratory Science Share their Impact on Healthcare

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Santosh Kadel, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Rajkumar Rajendran, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM & Julie Soder, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM
The Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) is a new practitioner role focused on reducing diagnostic error and improving healthcare. Three University of Texas Medical Branch DCLS graduates will discuss their unique clinical experiences in implementing and leading diagnostic management teams (DMT). Speakers will discuss the impact they had on laboratory tests utilization, clinicians, and patient outcomes.

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

  1. Define and describe the components of a Diagnostic Management Team (DMT).
  2. Discuss the role of the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) in addressing diagnostic error and improving patient outcomes via a DMT.
  3. Summarize the impact of DCLS led DMTs on patient outcomes and physician satisfaction.

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.