This week DATOS is giving the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course. We organize this training in collaboration with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). This time the training takes place at the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, next to the historic building of KIT. While the participants from 12 different countries enjoy the view on this beautiful building, the learn everything about laboratory quality management.

The training consists of three parts: the first focusing on the principles of quality management. We explore the reasoning behind the quality management system requirements as formulated by the ISO 15189 international quality standard for medical laboratories, and we learn how the quality management system supports the primary laboratory process and leads to quality control and quality assurance of the laboratory services. The second part of this training looks at specific aspects of the quality management system: how should we implement a document control system? How to deal with all the data produced in the laboratory? How to ensure quality of equipment and consumables? How do we ensure that we always have the right supplies in the right quantities? And how to we ensure biosafety and biosecurity in the laboratory? The answers to these questions are provided through interactive exercises and at the same time participants learn how to implement all the requirements.

In the third and final part of this training the focus shifts to management and planning in the laboratory. In order to become accredited health laboratories need to implement a quality management system that complies with the ISO 15189 requirements. This last part of the training ends with a final assignments in which participants develop their own quality year plan and action plans to kick-start the implementation of the quality management system in their own laboratories once they have returned home after the training.

Also interested in following this course? DATOS and KIT organize this training multiple times per year. The next edition is organized from 31 October to 4 November 2016, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Apply for this course now to benefit from the early bird fee!

This training is very well rated by its alumni, with an average of 9,5 out of 10 (best)!

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For more information, visit the course information page.