2.4.2-1 Introduction

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Instrument logs must be available to record proper equipment maintenance and quality control (QC). Using the provided Handouts and Job Aids, participants will learn to manage laboratory’s documents and records.


  • Records must be created to document the equipment’s scheduled tasks.
  • The operator’s manual is a resource for either manufacturer’s suggested templates or information to create and/or modify existing templates.
  • The record formats must support the specific laboratory processes used at the site for all equipment.


Can you:

  • Manage equipment documents and records?
  • Recognize elements of a record necessary to fully document the completion of scheduled tasks?


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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