Let API’s Competency Programs provide a pathway for your Laboratory to identify quality improvement opportunities, assess workforce development needs, and demonstrate reliable patient testing.
One of the top citations that laboratories receive during an inspection is the lack of competency assessment documentation. API can help laboratories meet this requirement. Our new Competency Programs provide tools to assist with evaluating and documenting the competency of testing personnel.
These tools can be utilized in conjunction with the laboratory’s established standards to meet the required elements of competency.
Frequent ship dates are available to help laboratories stay up to date with competency assessments
Observation checklists and quizzes to help laboratories ensure they have appropriate documentation to meet the required six elements of competency
Samples with peer group data comparisons for direct observation of multiple personnel to ensure all members of the laboratory team can demonstrate accurate and reliable patient testing
See below our list of competency programs available from API
Blood Cell Identification – Competency
Blood Gas – Competency
Body Fluid Microscopy – Competency
CSF – Competency
Fecal Occult Blood – Competency
Fern Test – Competency
Gram Stain – Competency
Group A Strep – Competency
i-STAT Chemistry – Competency
Influenza A&B – Competency
RSV – Competency
SARS-CoV-2 Liquid – Competency
Sperm – Competency
Synovial Fluid – Competency
Urinalysis & HCG – Competency
Urine Sediment – Competency
Vaginal Wet Prep – Competency