This webinar discusses who, what, and when competency should be performed. The session will cover how forms should be standardized to reflect the required six elements, as well as competency for waived testing. This webinar will define competency, explain the difference between training and competency, list the elements required for competency assessment, and discuss who can perform competency assessments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define competency.
  • Explain the difference between training and competency.
  • List the elements required for competency assessment.
  • Discuss who can perform competency assessments.

​​​​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

Donna Castellone
Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP), SH
QA Manager, Specialty Testing Supervisor, Special Coagulation and Hematology
New York Presbyterian – Columbia Medical Center​

Donna is the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager for Specialty Testing and Supervisor of Special Coagulation and Special Hematology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia in New York City. She has 36 years of clinical laboratory experience and six years of industry clinical trial experience, including PhD work on Standardization of Laboratory Testing (all but dissertation). Donna has written several book chapters, many publications, and has presented many coagulation lectures to diverse audiences at all levels of expertise. Donna presently serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA) as a Secretary; on the Publication Committee and Pre-curriculum Committee for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); and on the Expert Committee for Hematology for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). She is also a member of International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH), the International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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

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