Basic Planning for Quality: Training in Analytical Quality Management for Healthcare Laboratories - CLEARANCE ITEM

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Catalog No.: D40002-CL
Publisher/Vendor: Westgard Quality Corporation (TQC)
Author: James O. Westgard, PhD
Pages: 272
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Format: Softcover Book
Basic Planning for Quality (D40002-CL)

Original description from the release of this text:

Basic Planning for Quality is a primer on the management of quality control in the laboratory. For lab managers and directors, quality specialists, and clinical laboratory scientists who are looking for a saner way to manage quality in their labs, this manual will provide the missing ingredient—an objective way to manage your testing processes to achieve the quality needed for patient care while accounting for the actual performance of the methods in your laboratory.

  • Establish a practical process for managing quality in your laboratory!
  • Plan your quality logically, efficiently, and quickly!
  • Move beyond compliance with JCAHO, CLIA, NCCLS, and other rules!
  • Optimize your QC to minimize waste and maximize performance!
  • Select the best control rules for your tests!

Basic Planning for Quality makes use of over 65 illustrations, graphs and tables, explains more than two dozen applications in detail, covers CLIA, JCAHO, NCCLS and other requirements, includes appendices on CLIA requirements, European Biologic Goals, and provides a database of quality recommendations for over 300 analytes. 

Key Features

  • 15 Chapters
  • 4 appendices
  • Reference list
  • Online Reference list
  • Glossary
  • Self-assessment questions and answers
  • 20+ example applications
  • Access to special online software

In this Edition

In fifteen chapters, the Basic Planning for Quality manual teaches you how to:

  • Define the analytical quality required for laboratory test.
  • Utilize charts of operating specifications for quality-planning applications.
  • Establish purchase specifications for the imprecision and inaccuracy needed for analytical methods.
  • Select control rules and numbers of measurement appropriate for the imprecision and inaccuracy of your method and the quality required in your laboratory.
  • Select appropriate Total QC strategies for methods in your laboratory.
    Implement a practical "manual" quality-planning process with normalized charts of operating specifications.
  • Utilize online quality planning tools to speed the quality-planning process.