FEMA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors: Stakeholders, Becoming a Director, Oversight, Dynamics, Staffing, Dispatch, Search and Rescue, Hazmat, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Ambulance Service

FEMA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors: Stakeholders, Becoming a Director, Oversight, Dynamics, Staffing, Dispatch, Search and Rescue, Hazmat, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Ambulance Service

The purpose of this handbook is to provide assistance to both new and experienced medical directors as they strive to provide the highest quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care to their communities and foster excellence within their agencies. The handbook will provide the new medical director with a fundamental orientation to the roles that define […]

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) assesses practice patterns using survey questionnaires sent to laboratories participating in CAP programs. Cervicovaginal cytology surveys have been used since 1994 and have evaluated practices related to implementation of the Bethesda System (TBS) terminology and reporting rates for interpretive categories used in Papanicolaou (Pap) testing. Benchmarks for unsatisfactory rates […]

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Since 1994, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has used survey questionnaires to assess practice patterns in cervicovaginal cytology. (1-5) These surveys have documented the widespread implementation of the first 2 versions of the Bethesda system, reporting rates for various cervical cytology categories and important benchmarking data for quality assurance. In 2003, human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology, 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology, 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has conducted regular questionnaire surveys assessing cervical cytology laboratory practices since the inception of the Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology. (1-5) These surveys have become the basis for the benchmarks in the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program). The first benchmarks were established using questionnaire surveys, (6) conducted in 1996 […]

Document Control Practices in 120 Clinical Laboratories (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Document Control Practices in 120 Clinical Laboratories (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

The term document control refers to a group of information-management practices related to documents. There is no uniformly accepted definition of what constitutes document control in the clinical laboratory industry. (1) In our experience, the term is applied to a variety of different document types and a variety of control practices. Commonly, laboratory managers apply […]