QMS 1 - MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

1.2.2-1 MFI Part 1

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PURPOSE:

This activity introduces participants to the Model for improvement – a structured approach to achieving rapid and significant improvements through small tests of change. Participants will get an opportunity to practice the model by addressing a typical management issue.

KEY MESSAGES:

  • The MFI cycle is a very powerful trial-and-learn tool.

  • Appropriate measures must be used to assess the impact of improvement efforts.

  • Creation of a learning organization instates improvement as a way of life.

  • Improvement is continuous and cyclic.

SELF ASSESSMENT:

Can you:

  • Describe the MFI cycle, noting how to implement each step?

  • Expound on each of the four phases of the cycle:

    • Plan

    • Do

    • Study

    • Act

  • Apply the improvement model to routine laboratory issues?

 

Instructor(s)

Elde Mel Paladar

Mr. Paladar led the redesign of the classroom-based SLMTA 3 curriculum for on-line delivery and will serve as an instructor and facilitator of the e-learning course. Based in Malawi, he is a Project Manager at Adventist Health International, as well as Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Loma Linda University. Mr. Paladar has a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is a SLMTA master trainer and has trained numerous laboratorians in the past decade.


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