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Continuing Education Credits

Course number 20-778100, approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Define key terminology related to the histology laboratory testing cycle, technology, and automation.
  • Identify barcode and other technology that can assist in error reduction.
  • Describe key differences between batch and continuous flow specimen processing.
  • Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages between open and closed automated systems.
  • Identify tasks and processes within histology which have been successfully automated.
  • Discuss the impact of technology and automation on workflow and operations within the histology laboratory.

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Course Outline

  • Technology Adoption and the Workflow
      • Test Cycle
      • Pre-analytical, Analytical, and Post-analytical Phases of Testing
      • Drivers of Technology Adoption
      • Regulatory Focus
      • General Impact of Technology on Histology Workflow
  • Traditional Histology Workflow
      • Traditional Histology "Batch" Processing
      • Automation Design and Error Reduction
      • Identification (ID) Errors - Scope of the Problem
      • Pre-analytic and Analytic Phase Error Reduction
      • Case Studies and Error-Rate Statistics
      • Case Study: Automation Challenges with Complex Workflows
  • Types of Laboratory Automation
      • Deciding to Automate
      • Considerations and Potential Issues
      • Laboratory Information System (LIS) Integrated Technology
      • Batch versus Continuous Flow Specimen Processing
      • Open and Closed Automation Systems
      • Recommended Steps for Choosing an Automation System
      • History and Types of Barcode Technology
      • Barcode Reading and Accuracy
      • Barcode Technology Applications
      • Barriers to Adoption of Barcode and Technology in the Histology Laboratory
      • Determining the Return on Investment (ROI)
      • Conclusion
  • References
      • References
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