Test Utilization for Residents


This activity is intended for pathology residents but is not limited to this audience.

Credit Type: N/A
Duration: 5 - 8 hours
Launch Date: April 6, 2015
Expiration Date: April 5, 2018 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: N/A
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communiction Skills, Systems-Based Practice

Description
This activity consists of 10 case studies regarding appropriate laboratory test utilization. This is a sampling of situations, which pathologists may encounter during their residency, fellowship or even at the start of their fulltime careers, but is not intended to be an in-depth, comprehensive discussion of test utilization issues and solutions. Case studies will emphasize soliciting clinical information, appropriate ordering practices, test interpretation, data analysis, and especially the use of consultative/negotiation skills to guide clinicians in achieving better patient outcomes.

This activity highlights the following residency training competencies and milestones:

Competency

Milestone

System Based Practice

Laboratory management/Test utilization: Explains, recognizes, summarizes and is able to apply test utilization (AP/CP)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Inter-departmental interactions and development of leadership skills: Displays attitudes, knowledge and practices that promote safe patient care through interdisciplinary team interactions (AP/CP)

Intra-departmental interactions and development of leadership skills: Displays attitudes, knowledge, and practices that promote safe patient care through team interactions and leadership skills within the laboratory (AP/CP)

Patient Care

Interpretation, diagnosis, and reporting: Analyzes data, appraises, formulates, and generates effective and timely reports (CP)

Medical Knowledge

Diagnostic knowledge: Demonstrates behavior that interprets, synthesizes, summarizes knowledge, and teaches (AP/CP)

Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact of suboptimal test utilization on patient safety and cost to the institution and health care in general.
  2. Manage test utilization in specific clinical situations by using both medical knowledge and interpersonal skills.
  3. Identify strategies to provide effective consultative pathology services.

Technical Requirements
Pop-up blockers must be turned off.

CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or education@cap.org.

Availability
This activity and evaluation is available April 6, 2015 and will expire on April 5, 2018 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date/time.


Type:     Learner-Pace Activity
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