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Cytology Evaluation Program

How does the program work?


Our Cytology Evaluation Program is an educational and peer group audit, where program participants are provided with important women’s health information relating to the population they service. This information is presented in monthly reports, which our program participants can access via the CPD Portal in eResults.


How can I earn CPD hours?

The annual criteria for our Cytology Evaluation Program include:

  • 20 Cervical Screening Tests recommended
  • Completion of mandatory ‘Reflection Activity’ (emailed latter part of the year)

 

What Cervical Screening Tests are included?

  • Human Papillomavirus molecular test (HPV)
  • Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)


Tests performed via Thin Prep (i.e. Liquid Based Cytology) and Dry Swabs are counted towards the program criteria and overall test numbers.

However, Dry Swabs (i.e. not Liquid Based Cytology) are not currently reported on in detail in the monthly Cytology reports. Program participants will be updated in the future if there are any changes to this.


How many CPD hours are awarded? 


If you successfully complete the annual program criteria, you will earn a total of 30 CPD hours:

  • 20 CPD Measuring Outcomes hours per year
  • 5 CPD Reviewing Performance hours per year
  • 5 CPD Educational Activities hours per year


Learning objectives 

  • Analyse rate of CST recollection requirement and implement strategies to reduce unsatisfactory sample submission.
  • Compare personal audit data points against national averages, giving participants the opportunity for reflection.
  • Analyse STI diagnostic rates to assess potential public health impact.
  • Encourage quality history taking by providing comprehensive clinical notes on sample submission.
  • Detect issues arising in patient cohorts through analysis of demographic representation.


How do I view the monthly reports?

Reports can be viewed via the online CPD Portal in eResults. Program participants (successfully registered) will receive more information directly about how to access the portal and reports.

Note - Reports are released monthly for the previous month, i.e. In mid-February, participants can access the January report showing Cervical Screening tests completed in January.


How do I register?

  • Click on the registration button at the bottom of this page
  • The registration form will open in your web browser
  • Complete the form fields and hit ‘Subscribe’
  • Your registration will be reviewed by our CPD Team


Contact us


For any questions relating to this program, email: cst.audit@clinicallabs.com.au

 

This program has been approved by the RACGP & ACRRM for 20 Measuring Outcomes hours + 5 Reviewing Performance hours + 5 Educational Activities hours. Australian Clinical Labs is a recognised activity provider with the RACGP - AAP # 626080 & ACRRM. RACGP Activity # 561220 & ACRRM Activity # 30944.