The courses in this category provide CME credit and are only for individuals that are eligible for CME credit (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses). All others, including PhDs, should register for the courses under the Laboratory Training category where the courses are offered for P.A.C.E. credit.
Eight of these courses, which cover laboratory practice and regulatory compliance, are available together as the discounted Lab Director CME Program package or individually.
COLA’s Lab Director CME Program is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a way for Physicians to qualify as the director of a moderate complexity laboratory. The individual courses may be purchased to meet specific continuing education needs for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Lab Director CME Program
CME: CLIA ’88 Requirements for the Medical Laboratory
CME: Laboratory Director Responsibilities
CME: Laboratory Personnel Requirements
CME: Proficiency Testing
CME: Quality Control for the Laboratory
CME: OSHA Requirements for the Medical Laboratory
CME: Quality Assessment Basics
CME: Introduction to Quality Management Systems in the Medical Laboratory
Additional CME courses that are not included in the Lab Director CME Program
CME: Risk Management in the Clinical Laboratory
CME: Medical Error Prevention: Patient Safety
CME: Webinar CEexpress 13: Lab Director Responsibilities