Washington, DC – January 4, 2010 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar on Customizing Quality Control for Improved Patient Safety to be held on March 5, 2010 at 2:00pm (EST). The webinar will last 60 minutes.
The frequency of running quality control (QC) plays a major role in managing patient risk. Traditionally QC has been run on a time based frequency due to a batch based workflow - twice a day, three times a week, etc. However, today's laboratories have migrated from batch analysis to a more automated and fluid workflow and the now standard practice of immediate result reporting has compounded the need for appropriate QC strategies so that the time between reporting a result and the next scheduled QC event is optimized.
Curtis A. Parvin, PhD, Manager of Advanced Statistical Research, Quality Systems Division, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Plano, TX will explain why the traditional batch based QC practices no longer work for today’s workflow, how laboratories can customize QC practices to their workflow, what QC rules best determine that the laboratory’s testing is still in control, and how to maximize patient safety in today’s world of immediate result reporting. The program will be followed by a Q & A session.
The webinar is an opportunity for interested journalists to hear the latest information about QC and its role in patient safety. For a complimentary press registration, complete and submit the Press Registration Form. For more information about the webinar or AACC, visit the AACC website or contact Peter Patterson on either of the above telephone numbers.
This program is sponsored by AACC and supported, in part, by a generous educational grant from Bio-Rad Laboratories and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.