EP23 Webinar 3
Webinars: Implementation of EP23™: A Practical Guide for Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management.
Recorded on: Thursday, August 8, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
How does a laboratory go about creating an individual quality control plan (IQCP)? CLSI document EP23-A provides guidance on this topic. This webinar will walk through the EP23 implementation workbook, which follows the steps involved in creating a new IQCP based on risk. An example will be reviewed to help participants understand these steps, which include but are not limited to compiling a QC toolbox, obtaining information about risk assessment, using the process map and fishbone diagrams, performing the risk analysis, and assembling an IQCP. Participants will also gain insight on how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is approaching their version of risk management–based QC, how it can be used by laboratories to achieve Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) QC compliance, and what to expect in the future.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the steps needed to complete risk analysis before creating an IQCP.
- Provide guidance on the proper use of the implementation workbook along with the EP23-A document.
- State the current CMS plans for QC based on risk management and how they fit in the laboratory.
Members: FREENonmembers: FREE
Date of Publication: August 8, 2013
EP23 Webinar 3 Additional Details
Learner Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Judith A. Yost, MA, MT(ASCP) Director, Division Laboratory Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Baltimore, MD
James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN