QMS 3 - PATH OF WORKFLOW

3.3.1-1 Post Examination Phase

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PURPOSE:

The total testing process can be divided into three phases, the pre-analytical phase, the analytical phase, and the post analytical phase. A problem or error in any of the three phases can invalidate the results of the entire testing process. In this activity, participants identify the potential sources of errors or problems and create a checklist to verify patient results before their release.

KEY MESSAGES:

  • The assurance of quality laboratory results relies on a commitment to assess all aspects of the total testing process.
  • A problem or error in any of the three phases can invalidate the results of the entire testing process.
  • For a QA program to be effective, the necessary policies and procedures must be developed and available to staff members.

SELF ASSESSMENT:

Can you:

  • Recognize that a problem or error in any of the three phases can invalidate the results of the whole testing process?
  • Identify potential pitfalls at each phase of the total testing process?
  • Create a checklist to verify areas before patient results are released?

Instructor(s)

Beatrice van der Puije

Ms. van der Puije helped redesign 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 Ghana, Ms. van der Puije is a Public Health Program Manager at African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), a pan-African organisation strengthening medical laboratory networks and systems in Africa. Ms. van der Puije is a certified QMS Trainer, with a Master of Science Degree in Medical Immunology and Microbiology. She is a SLMTA master trainer and has trained numerous laboratorians in the past decade.


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