[Histonet] RE: Competency for Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org
Wed Jul 17 10:09:10 CDT 2013

Yes, that is "interesting" considering that competencies are some of the primary documents that the Joint Commission inspectors ask for every time. And JC is under the same rules as CAP. So what is CAP's deal?

BTW, What was this class focused on? Not histology? Clincal lab, cytology? Curious.

Tim Morken
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center

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I think a few people might find this interesting....

I recently attended a class about Competency Assessments in the lab.  The class was given by Ken Byrd (fairly certain that is how you spell his name), a Senior Inspector at CAP. When this particular question came up, I asked him to give examples of how the histology lab was supposed to use the 6 elements to assess competency.  He informed the entire class that the competency assessment question with the six elements did not apply to the histology lab because histology did not report test results.  It is the one question on the Gen Lab checklist that did not apply to ANP.  Kinda shocking, I know.

It does not mean that we scrapped our entire competency program, we simply removed some of the six elements.

Michelle Lamphere
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Anatomic Pathology
Children's Medical Center
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I would love to see your competency spreadsheet for histology.  We just finished our first CAP inspection and got a deficiency here.  He said the direct observation was great, but that we need to have all 6 elements.  I am having trouble trying to come up with a way to evaluate some of these and would love any help.


Thanks in advance,


Mehndi Helgren

Dominion Pathology Laboratories

733 Boush St.

Suite 200

Norfolk, VA  23510


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