View the agenda below for a description of each Histology Leader Webinar.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM What Competency Really Is (Educator Series)
Presented by: Linda McDonald, HT(ASCP), Cleveland Clinic

A basic overview of competency will be presented. There will be definitions of terminology based around competency-i.e., objectives, cognitive, affective, psychomotor, etc. There will be discussion on how objectives and competencies work hand in hand. We will be reviewing some examples of school/educational based competencies and job related competencies. We will discuss the need of competencies for students to support value based outcome.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Basic, Quality and Lab Management (Keys to Quality Management Series)
Presented by: Donna Willis, HT(ASCP)HTL, Baylor University Medical Center
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Making the Case for Case Study Presentations in the Histology Laboratory or Histotech Program (Educator Series)
Presented by: Nancy Ramirez, MT(ASCP), William Beaumont Hospital

This webinar will discuss the advantages of utilizing and presenting clinical case studies in the anatomic and clinical laboratory setting. Case studies can be a valuable learning tool for the student/technical author as well as a cost effective form of continuing education for technical staff within the department. In addition, this teleconference will provide helpful tips and example tools to assist in the development, delivery and evaluation (or grading) of the case presentation.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM LEAN and Productivity (Management Series)
Presented by: Randy Stephens, Ventana Medical Systems

Given today’s economic times and the limitations on resources, the general expectation from management is that we do more with less and improve processes to effectively utilize our current staffing. Increasingly, this may involve undertaking process improvement projects utilizing a variety of process improvement methodologies, such as Total Quality Management, Lean, Six Sigma, or any combination of the three. Often, this means that one must challenge current thinking and requires driving Lean principles and a Lean mindset into the traditional Histology environment. Historically, the Histology area of the laboratory has had limited exposure to Lean and many staff are unfamiliar with the basic tools of Lean i.e. process mapping, value stream mapping, spaghetti mapping and 5S. The success of these endeavors is dependent upon the commitment of senior management, team leaders and team members. In addition, developing an implementation and maintenance plan can be challenging - when we have completed mapping the processes and 5S’ing what is next? The goal of this webinar is to explore the tools that are the fundamental building blocks in introducing Lean into your laboratory. We will discuss a) how we can utilize the various tools, b) how we link these tools together to create standard work and look for variation in the lab, and c) ways in which to apply the concepts of level loading and line balancing in histology.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM The Basics of Verification and Validation (Keys to Quality Management Series)
Presented by: Kathy Dwyer, HT(ASCP), Quest Diagnostics & Debbie Siena, HT(ASCP)QIHC, Statlab Medical Products

CAP has redefined verification and validation in the 2013 CAP checklist . This webinar will discuss the new CAP definitions and how it affects the laboratory. Creating a laboratory verification and validation process will ensure accurate and reproducible results daily and during changes to methods and/or processes. A standardized verification and validation process will ensure excellent patient care and compliance with regulatory agencies.

This webinar will guide the attendees on how to develop a new process for verifying and validating equipment and instrumentation.
Monday, May 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hiring Process (Management Series)
Presented by: Jan Gardner, HT(ASCP), Palestine Regional Medical Center

The organization’s most valuable asset is the employee. Organizations cannot afford staff whose skills or competencies do not meet the requirement to perform their job duties. Selecting the right candidate for the position requires the interviewer to be prepared to determine hiring the right person. Define steps to prepare for the interviewing process, developing questions to assess a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the job in making the best hiring decision. A good employee is 95% of a leader’s success ,and a failure of a leader’s decision costs equal 1 year’s salary. At the end of this session, participants should have knowledge of steps and questions that are necessary for the hiring process.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Workflow Analysis (Keys to Quality Management Series)
Presented by: Olga Kochar, MS, GWU Hospital

In today’s demanding world of healthcare and laboratory business, every histology lab faces the challenge of transforming itself to address the pressures of increasing workload and process change. As you evaluate your laboratory for potential efficiencies to be gained and process improvements to be made, many factors must be taken into consideration and lessons learned to ensure the highest quality results are produced in the most cost-effective and efficient way. What are the best tools to evaluate your workflow? How do you decide what is important and what can be put into a “parking lot”? Continuous Process Improvement is a critical tool to drive transformation and patient-demanded efficiency. Are you prepared? We will provide you with some tools and some “food for thought” so you can start this exciting process in your laboratory!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Use of LIS, Error Tracking and Technology in Quality Management (Keys to Quality Management Series)
Presented by: Wanda Shotsberger, HT(ASCP)HTL

This webinar will cover barcode labeling systems and their implementation. Attendees will learn what a barcode labeling and tracking system can (and cannot) do for the histology lab. The difference between labeling and tracking will be discussed along the advantages and disadvantages of both. Attendees will learn about the implementation of these systems from the histotech's perspective and gain an understanding of how to help the IT professional understand which information to input for the desired output. The presenter's experiences with all of these will be shared as well.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Personal Mastery: Tactical Time Management (Management Series)
Presented by: Lisbeth O'Malley, William Beaumont Hospital

This webinar will cover the following aspects of Time Management:
• How to define what is really important, rather than urgent
• How to set Smart Goals
• How to achieve those goals
• How to recognize and cure Time Wasters
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM The Magical Science of Rubrics (Educator Series)
Presented by: Joyce Sohrabian, HT(ASCP), Argosy University

Rubrics define standards of performance and are indispensible as an evaluation tool for educators and students alike. If your institution is not utilizing rubrics, the old saying “You don’t know what you don’t know” truly holds. This conference will look at rubrics as an assessment tool for a variety of tasks, skills and behaviors that are difficult to evaluate by other means. Participants will learn how to create, write and use rubrics to clarify expectations and to provide consistent grading criteria for student work and behavior.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Relationships Between ISO, CLIA, and CLSI for Histotechnology (Keys to Quality Management Series)
Presented by: Lucia Berte, MA,MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM:CQA(ASQ)CMQOE

A quality management system is an organized way to manage the interrelationships in any type of laboratory’s management and technical procedures, including histotechnology. U.S. laboratories have long followed the CLIA regulation, as well as the standards and requirements of several laboratory accreditation organizations. Relatively new on the scene is the international medical laboratory standard ISO 15189, recently updated in 2012. This audioconference explores the relationship between ISO 15189 and U.S. laboratory accreditation requirements and how a model can be used to apply all the requirements to any histology laboratory.

Questions? Email Jessica or call the NSH Office, 443.535.4060.

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