Release Date: Mar 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, PR, SBP
Gary W. Procop, MD, MS
Medical Director, Enterprise Laboratory Stewardship Committee, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH
In this webcast, we will march through and highlight the salient features of CLSI GP49, the first CLSI document devoted to test utilization. We will emphasize the copious practical examples, as well as the means by which to translate this text into action.
We will begin by discussing the growing importance of laboratory stewardship, as well as the factors that have influenced these changes. We will describe the structure, recommended members, and function of the members of a test utilization or laboratory stewardship committee. We will review several examples from the “strategies and tactics” section of the text, and will provide real-world scenarios as to how these examples can be put into action. Next, we will discuss the types of metrics and measures that are useful, and the associated analytical assessments, and how these can be used to determine and demonstrate the impact of interventions. We will then highlight some of the barriers encountered, as well as lessons learned from leaders in test utilization management. In closing, we will underscore the useful and ready-to-use information that is present in the appendices of this document.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Review the components needed to establish and manage a highly effective test utilization committee.
- List at least three interventions (i.e., strategies and tactics) that have been shown to improve laboratory stewardship.
- Demonstrate how measures, analytics, and reporting help to produce confidence in the system and among members of the committee, the providers, and the administration.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Students