In July 2015, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) released their Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP). In this iqcp webinar we will review the CAP Guidelines and discuss the IQCP compliance requirements, suggestions and oversight for iqcp cap accredited laboratories. Various departments of the hospital setting IQCP is a viable methodology for ensuring proper communication between the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical stages of laboratory testing. From the Emergency Room to the Operating Room hospitals can utilize IQCP to reduce the risk of harm in patient care.
Why Should You Attend
CAP Accredited Hospitals who are performing non-waived testing eligible for IQCP, should be aware of the intricacy of adapting their Quality Control procedures. Laboratories should be aware of the five elements of IQCP that can vary even within the walls of the same facility. POCT testing and OR support lab testing will have much different weight in regards to risk management and mitigation for the patient.
This webinar will identify key areas that cap laboratory accreditation program should pay special attention to, while implementing their IQCP’s, examples of compliance supporting documentation, and give case study examples on test systems that may be included in IQCP.
Areas Covered in this Webinar
Review the CAP Guidelines
Discuss the IQCP compliance requirements, suggestions and oversight for CAP accredited laboratories
Identifying areas of risk mitigation for laboratory testing in the hospital setting
Review major requirement criteria of IQCP Guidelines for CAP accredited laboratories
Identify best practice suggestions for implementation
Provide examples of the implementation for various departments of the hospital setting (Emergency room, ICU, Operating room, etc.)
Who Will Benefit
CAP Accredited Laboratories
Quality Assurance Departments
Risk Management Officers
Laboratory Accrediting Organizations
POCT Testing Groups
ASCP, AACC, AMT, ASCLS, CLSI, Advance, MLO, CLP, POR Subscribers
CMS, Joint Commission, COLA, A2LA, Accredited Laboratories
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