Introducing Laboratory Quality Academy: Module 4

The fourth module of the Laboratory Quality Academy (LQA) Program is now available.

The LQA program consists of interactive modules that provide an overview of quality as it applies to a laboratory setting, including a review of the Quality System Essentials (QSEs). This program employs a case-based practical application approach to allow users to implement a quality program in their own laboratory or practice.

Overview of Module 4: Organization, Continual Improvement, and Personnel
This module will explore the elements of a Quality Management System (QMS) based on the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidance document: QMS02-A6. This module will use a case study format to explore components within the following QSEs:

  • Organization
  • Continual Improvement
  • Personnel

Learning Objectives
After completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Explore the quality-related elements that need to be in place to support daily operations.
  • Examine key steps in a continual-improvement project.
  • Identify strategies to help employees retain new knowledge.
  • Assess strengths and limitations of your organization’s current practices related to the key components outlined above.

 Intended Audience

  • Laboratory directors
  • Laboratory management staff
  • Individuals interested in quality-management topics

 

Credit
The following types of credit are offered for our Laboratory Quality Academy programs:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category 1 CME Self-Assessment Credit
  • ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
  • State of California
  • State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Complete the full learning module.
  2. Complete the post-test and evaluation (click on “proceed to quiz” on final slide of the module). You may be prompted to sign in.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s) upon passing the quiz.

Learn More
View LQA Modules 1, 2, and 3.

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