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Evidence Based Lab Stewardship; Value Added Testing with Reduced Waste Webinar
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Description: This webinar is divided into three parts- the first provides an overview on what laboratory stewardship entails and some of the strategies that we have followed in Halifax- Nova Scotia Health.
The second part- highlights the difference between reflex and reflective testing strategies and some general examples of their clinical value.
Finally, it will highlight the consequences of delay in diagnosis of subtle clinical conditions such as pituitary disorders and how laboratories can leverage reflex and reflective testing strategies for early identification of pituitary disorders in our local population. The outcomes of a local study on this will be outlined.
Start date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
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Description: This webinar is divided into three parts- the first provides an overview on what laboratory stewardship entails and some of the strategies that we have followed in Halifax- Nova Scotia Health.

The second part- highlights the difference between reflex and reflective testing strategies and some general examples of their clinical value.

Finally, it will highlight the consequences of delay in diagnosis of subtle clinical conditions such as pituitary disorders and how laboratories can leverage reflex and reflective testing strategies for early identification of pituitary disorders in our local population. The outcomes of a local study on this will be outlined.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

Course/Activity Information

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the value of evidence-based lab stewardship including the clinical and economic downstream effect on healthcare
  • Understand the difference between reflex and reflective testing and how these can add clinical value
  • Reflect on how these practices could be standardized across laboratories

 

Speaker: Dr. Manal Elnenaei, MBChB, PhD, FRCPath, EuSpLM

Dr. Elnenaei is the Chief of Service of the Division of Clinical Chemistry of Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health and Professor in Dalhousie University. Her special interests are in the fields of Endocrinology, Multiple Myeloma and Laboratory Stewardship including how labs can drive effective and sustainable high quality clinical services. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications in these fields.

Dr. Elnenaei immigrated to Canada from the UK about 8 years ago and has taken a lead role in her organization in Stewardship aspects, including being Chair of the Central Zone Laboratory Utilization Committee as well as the Provincial Stewardship Committee.

 

Recorded: June 8, 2021

 

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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