Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Credits: 3.5 CMLE Credits
Sharon L. Ehrmeyer, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Director, MT/CLS Program; Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Are you a new supervisor or manager faced with developing or rejuvenating your laboratory’s QC program? Are you wondering about what QC rule to select to meet quality goals and regulatory requirements, how to fit method validation data into quality needs and QC rule selection, how to interpret and respond to QC data including out-of-control situations, and how to fit all this information into a total quality assessment process to better ensure quality test results? This interactive workshop will provide you with information and tools to understand the important elements of an effective QC program and to transform your current practices into valuable resources for ensuring quality test results. Audience participation, case studies, and exercises will reinforce the information presented.
Following this workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe the key components of an effective quality control program.
- Compare and contrast current QC approaches to determine appropriate QC for your testing situation.
- Apply collected method performance validation data to QC rule selection.
- Evaluate and appropriately respond to QC data for corrective actions.
- Examine current QC practices and transform them, if necessary, to valuable improvement activities for ensuring quality test results.