This activity focuses on the many leadership roles and responsibilities of the laboratory medical director. Through situational scenarios, you will gain an understanding of how to broaden your sphere of influence for the benefit of patient care and laboratory needs, use change management techniques to support needed improvements, analyze a budget, understand when to build a business case or business plan, use strategic planning tools to make key decisions, delegate tasks, and avoid legal action related to staff behavior. Methods, tools, and related regulatory requirements are covered.
After you’ve completed each module, a summary will be available for you to download and print.
Self-study modules include:
- Key Leadership Roles in the Laboratory (15:00 minutes)
- Models for Change in the Laboratory (10:00 minutes)
- Financial Management Basics (25:00 minutes)
- Making Laboratory Improvements: Writing the Business Case (15:00 minutes)
- Strategic Planning in the Laboratory (20:00 minutes)
- Hiring Employees in the Laboratory (15:00 minutes)
- Delegation and Competency Assessment in the Laboratory (20:00 minutes)
- Discrimination and Harassment in the Laboratory (15:00 minutes)
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Recognize opportunities to become involved in key organizational groups to ensure that laboratory and patient care needs are represented.
- Use change management principles and techniques to implement laboratory improvements.
- Use data to analyze the laboratoryâ€™s budget and create business cases to justify laboratory needs.
- Interpret laboratory productivity and efficiency measurements.
- Use strategic planning tools and methodologies to make key decisions.
- Follow organizational and legal hiring, employment, and performance assessment policies.
- Describe how to delegate tasks.
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE (Continuing Education for nonphysicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology's (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP-APC). You may claim a maximum of 3 hour(s) equivalent to 9 credit(s).
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.
Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or email@example.com with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a letter of participation.
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This activity and evaluation are available December 12, 2019 and expire December 12, 2022 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.