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43 - MDC - Medical Sciences and Clinical Research

MDC 140 - Medical Lab Design and Operations Optimization

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MDC 140 13 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 140 08 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 140 03 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 140 28 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 140 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 140 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The main objective and approach of both the Lab and beneficiaries within the market should be creating added values in quality, commercialization and innovation. With faster and more accurate diagnoses, faster recovery of patients and shortened hospital stay are expected. This way the users of health care laboratories are satisfied with the quality of laboratory service and their expectations are met by the laboratory performance. To achieve this, certain aspects should be taken into consideration. Layout design of the lab, its equipment, services, organization, and quality are all topics discussed in this course. 

Course Objectives

  • Improving specimen processing
  • Optimizing space allocation
  • Encouraging healthy work environments
  • Reviewing the management process for improving the quality of all aspects of laboratory operations
  • Summarizing ways of laboratory quality assessment

Who Should Attend?

  • Nurses 
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Junior and Senior Technologists
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Laboratory Administrators
  • Administrative Directors
  • Quality Managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to the concept of internationally accredited laboratory 
  • Designing clinical labs
  • Premises and equipment for a medical laboratory
  • Open-plan designs
  • Automated testing
  • Key operating principles 
  • Organization of staff and management 
  • Service delivery strategy 
  • Biosafety level
  • Molecular testing
  • Long-term success
  • Automated testing systems and lab efficiency

Day 2

  • Sample reception & processing
  • Opening the package and inspection of the sample 
  • Sample identity confirmation 
  • Verification of the analysis request form 
  • Sample integrity 
  • Laboratory records 
  • Storage conditions 
  • Laboratory sample tracking 
  • Possible problems causing sample rejection
  • Retention and disposal

Day 3

  • Quality standards in health laboratories
  • Quality management models in healthcare 
  • Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • International organization for standardization
  • Perceived dimensions of quality
  • Development and implementation of standards
  • Conceptual framework of implementation
  • Measuring healthcare quality

Day 4

  • Total Quality Management (TQM) of the Laboratory
  • Phases of TQM
  • Planning and design for quality
  • Quality management system design
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) Models
  • Quality management tools

Day 5

  • Essential requirements for successful implementation of TQM
  • Implementation strategies
  • Managing organizational change
  • Implementing TQM and the management of change
  • Sustaining continuous improvement
  • Drinking water quality tests 
  • Test formats
  • What should your water be tested for?
  • Taking required samples 
  • Interpreting results