Resources

Registry Best Practices

Developed and presented by members of the NCRA Education Committee, the Registry Best Practice Podcasts and Staging Shorts Series of audio and visual presentations are intended to help your abstracting process become more efficient and accurate.  These audio presentations are short, direct, and easy to understand. The Education Committee welcomes your ideas for topics you would like to hear in the future. Send an email with your ideas to the Committee


NCRA's Mini-Learning Shorts

The NCRA Education Committee has created a selection of short, 10-minutes or less, presentations to address important points in  each of the topics.  The presentations are intended for new registrars to help clarify procedure and duties in the registries, and for seasoned registrars, who may need a refresher.  

 

Navigating STORE 2018

Using the Manuals - Abstracting a Breast Case

Using the Manuals - Solid Tumor Rules

Juliet Wilkins, CTR, Chair of the NCRA Education Committee, will review some of the new features in the STORE Manual that are applicable to cases diagnosed 2018 and beyond.  The presenter will focus on the sentinel lymph node data item and a few of the radiation codes that may cause confusion.

Susanna Mitchell from the NCRA Education Committee, provides a breast case and works through the scenario using the manuals in the most effective way. She provides handy tips and techniques for finding the information needed.

This presentation is a quick overview of the Solid Tumor Rules (STR) and it provides tips on using them.  Presented by the NCRA Education Committee Chair, Juliet Wilkins, CTR, this session may help you clarify important aspects of the STR in a concise way.


Using the Manuals - Abstracting a Lung Case

Grade Solid Primary Tumors 2018

Summary Stage 2018 Overview

Juliet Wilkins, CTR Chair of the NCRA Education Committee, provides a lung case and works through the scenario using the manuals in a most effective way.  She provides handy tips and techniques for finding the information needed.

In this session, NCRA Education Committee member, Cari Vida, RHIA, CTR, will discuss the 2018 Grade Rules for solid tumors with a focus on the Pathological Guidelines. Using examples, the presenter will discuss correctly assigning Grade Pathological and review the pathological site-specific notes.

In this presentation, NCRA Education Committee member Susanna Mitchell, CTR, reviews the general rules and updates of Summary Stage (SS) 2018 and provides examples of correctly assigning SS 2018 Stage.


SSDI General Overview

Numbers in the SAR

Follow-Up

The presentation provides a thorough review of the general rules of the Site-Specific Data Items (SSDI) and will discuss how to correctly assign an SSF schema.

Jocelyn Hoopes, MLIS, CTR, TTS, presenting on behalf of the NCRA Education Committee, discusses tips and techniques for SAR preparation to help demonstrate that your cancer program is in compliance with the CoC Standards and Eligibility Requirements.

The presentation will define the process of follow up in the cancer registry; its methods, options, and the related CoC Standards.


Casefinding

Quality Control Plan

The presenter will discuss an organized process for casefinding and share resources and best practice tips. 

The presenter will discuss the most important aspects of a quality control plan and its implementation in the registry. 

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