Re: [Histonet] CAP Inspection question for Proficiency Testing in Histology

From:Rene J Buesa

  I used to have "competency check lists" and "standard of performance descriptions" for each mayor task. Along the year I used to observe the activity of each HT in each task and evaluated them against those lists.
  The deficiencies I found were documented and used for the individual PI of each HT, which went to their personal file.
  When during the CAP inspections I was asked about this aspect I showed them the PI developed for each HT that required a re-training on any given task.
  They were pleased with this approach to documenting the proficiency in completing histology tasks.
  Hope this will help you!
  René J.

Amy Porter  wrote:
  Can anyone out there is histoland tell me how they are meeting the proficiency testing program requirements for CAP inspections specifically with regards to histology..... I have spoken with CAP about the HistoQIP program and they consider that an educational program, not a proficiency program. Just wondering what other options are out there if any. Thanks for your responses in advance!

Amy S. Porter, HT(ASCP) QIHC - Supervisor
Michigan State University
Investigative HistoPathology Laboratory 
Department of Physiology / Division of Human Pathology
2100 Biomedical Physical Sciences Bldg. Room #2133
East Lansing, MI 48824-3320
Phone: (517) 355-6475 ext 1480 / Fax: (517) 432-1368

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