Accredited for 1 PACE continuing education credit by ASCLS.
Westgard isn't the only one with rules about QC.
CLIA, CAP, TJC, COLA and even ISO have a lot of requirements about how and when to run controls for quality assurance. It can be confusing to sort out the minimum effort required to maintain compliance. Sten Westgard, MS, will provide a tour of the regulations - pointing out the differences and separating the requirements from the recommendations. Attend this zoom and learn when you have to meet the mandates, and when you have the flexibility to exercise your professional judgment.
Goals for this Westgard zoom:
*Differentiate between CLIA, CAP, TJC, COLA and ISO regulations and accreditation requirements
*Establish the mandatory minimum, the floor for running controls
*Identify the ambiguities, grey zones, and blind spots in QC rules and regulations
*Design QC procedures that meet the mandates AND fulfill your professional responsibility to provide quality results to the patient.
Sten Westgard, MS, is your presenter, Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard QC. Sten is an adjunct faculty member at the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota; an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alexandria, Egypt; an adjunct visiting faculty member at Kastruba Medical College of Manipal University, Mangalore, India; and an honorary visiting professor at Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.