The Department of Laboratory Medicine offers a variety of continuing education opportunities for staff, residents, and faculty. These include our Grand Rounds series, Research Conferences, and a variety of in-services and journal clubs.
Urine Drug Screening
New Testing Strategies for Chronic Pain.
The Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pain Medicine have collaborated to develop new testing strategies for chronic pain patients to help comply with new state regulations (WAC 246).
"What Goes In Must Come Out" is a PowerPoint 2007 with audio that discusses the history of the new regulations and their impact on laboratory testing.
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Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds
The primary purpose of Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds is to provide up-to-date information on laboratory testing for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring diseases. This University of Washington series covers test ordering and interpretation as well as issues related to quality improvement in clinical laboratory services. The course also encompasses current research and trends in laboratory medicine and in medicine more generally, and how these are likely to impact the future practice of medicine. Lastly, the course includes lectures on general topics in medicine that provide up-to-date information in areas where laboratory testing is of particular importance.
Selected Writings and Interviews on Hospital and Laboratory Quality
- "Lean not mean": an interview with Joe Rutledge and Joanne Simpson [58k pdf*]
- "Error Disclosure": An Interview with Dr. Thomas Gallagher [29k pdf*]
- "Root Cause Analysis and Patient Safety Interventions": An Interview with Dr. John Gosbee [45k pdf*]
- "Improving the Utilization of Laboratory Tests", by Dr. Michael Astion [41k pdf*]
- "Errors in Anatomic Pathology": an Interview with Dr. Stephen Raab [41k pdf*]
Last updated: 10/1/13