The regulations for training, competency, and educational requirements are not consistent between CLIA, CAP, COLA, and TJC. This presentation gives an overview comparing all four groups and their unique requirements. Participants will have an opportunity to work in groups sharing information on how to meet and document training, competency, and educational requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify training needed for specimen collection for CAP, TJC, COLA, and CLIA.
  • Name who can perform the competency assessments in POCT per CLIA.
  • Describe the competency requirements for waived testing for CAP, TJC, COLA, and CLIA.
  • Recommend better ways to document training, competency, and educational requirements.

​​​​This basic-level, complimentary webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications. Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

About the Speaker


Jane Smith, MS, MT(ASCP), SI, DLM
Technical Manager, Scientific Affairs
Abbott

Jane Smith received her bachelor’s in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and her master’s in Science Education and Environmental Engineering. She worked as an Immunology supervisor for 30 years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville before joining the Alere Clinical Immunology Group. In 2011, she was one of the founding members of Alere Scientific Affairs and is now a Technical Manager for Abbott’s Rapid Diagnostics Scientific Affairs Infectious Disease division. Jane has been active in volunteering nationwide for CAP inspections. She also has volunteered on CLSI POCT04-A3 (Point-of-Care IVD Testing) and QMS03 (Training and Competence Assessment) documents.

We thank the North Carolina POC Network for their commitment to supporting continuing education.

Orchard Software is a proud sponsor of this P.A.C.E®-accredited opportunity on behalf of ​Whitehat Communications