This activity is intended for pathology residents but is not limited to this audience.
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:
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)
Interpretation, diagnosis, and reporting: Analyzes data, appraises, formulates, and generates effective and timely reports (CP)
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:
Technical Requirements Pop-up blockers must be turned off.
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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.