[Histonet] CAP inspection

Joe W. Walker, Jr. jwwalker at rrmc.org
Wed Sep 2 13:04:39 CDT 2020

The CAP also offers an inspector training course, which provides lots of helpful information.  At one time this was a requirement to be a CAP inspector.  Not sure about this requirement anymore.

Joe W. Walker, Jr. MS, SCT(ASCP)
Anatomical Pathology and Interim Phlebotomy Manager
Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701
P 802.747.1790  F 802.747.6525
joewalker at rrmc.org, www.rrmc.org

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Hi Samantha,

Have "fun" with your first inspection.  A few pointers:  try not to compare the place you are inspecting with your lab, try to stay focused on the task at hand (many new inspectors are easily influenced), walk around and get a feel for the lab- sure they are going to be tense because of the CAP inspection - but look around - does anything feel off?, SDS's are a good thing to check - many places don't update theirs and the SDS is either not current or comes from a different vendor than the chemical in use.

You'll probably get lots of suggestions.

Stay safe.


Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)CM

Histotechnology Specialist

UC San Diego Health

9300 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037
(P): 858-249-5610

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On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 8:32 AM Samantha Golden, HT(ASCP) via Histonet < histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> I’m excited to participate in my first CAP audit as part of the
> inspection team, and I would love some tips and advice for a first timer.
> I don’t want to get stuck in the weeds as to what I’m searching for.
> While I’ve read all the info from CAP regarding a successful
> inspection, I’d love some first hand experience from those who have done this.
> Thanks a bunch.
> Samantha Golden, BS, HT(ASCP)cmQIHCcm
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