QMS 2 - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

2.2.1-2 Introduce P+S=O

SLMTA 3 E-Learning Course Download Video
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PURPOSE:

Optimal laboratory design involves two factors:

  • physical layout of the allotted space
  • workflow path designed around the steps of the process to be performed in that space.

In this activity, participants design a laboratory layout with regard to the workflow using the provided floor plan.

KEY MESSAGES:

  • Optimal laboratory design involves two factors:
  1. physical layout of the allotted space
  2. workflow path designed around the steps of the process to be performed in that space

 

  • Mapping the process and diagramming the floor plan are needed tools for laboratory redesign.
  • Regardless of the physical space allotted to the laboratory, laboratorians can still make improvements through process and layout design.

SELF ASSESSMENT:

Can you:

  • Design a layout with regard to the workflow path?
  • Create a spaghetti diagram that traces the movement of staff members or specimens?

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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