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Industry Workshop



A Quality Management Focus on Competency Assessment

Room 24BC–San Diego Convention Center

Monday, October 9, 7:00–8:15 AM

Breakfast reception: 6:30–7:00 AM

2017-10-07 06:30:00 2017-10-07 20:15:00 America/Los_Angeles A Quality Management Focus on Competency Assessment Competent testing personnel is one of the essential parts of a laboratory quality program, however, adequately interpreting and implementing a program can be difficult. This presentation will highlight various regulations related to competency testing that are commonly cited during assessments and inspections. We will provide several examples and strategies of how to manage competency assessment that satisfy requirements. Objectives: At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to: • Review current AABB, CAP and FDA personnel requirements for Transfusion Service laboratories • Discuss commonly cited nonconfomances/deficiencies for competency assessment • Identify and delegate personnel responsibilities based on regulatory requirements • Define test systems for a laboratory competency assessment program • Apply effective strategies to make competency assessment more manageable San Diego Convention Center Room 24BC 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


Competent testing personnel is one of the essential parts of a laboratory quality program, however, adequately interpreting and implementing a program can be difficult. This presentation will highlight various regulations related to competency testing that are commonly cited during assessments and inspections. We will provide several examples and strategies of how to manage competency assessment that satisfy requirements.




CE credit will be provided to the attendees



Presenters:

Joan S. Boyd, MT (ASCP) SBB, CQA (ASQ)

Manager, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Lorraine N. Blagg, MA, MLS (ASCP) SBB

Education and Development Coordinator, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

 

Objectives:

At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:


  • Review current AABB, CAP and FDA personnel requirements for Transfusion Service laboratories
  • Discuss commonly cited nonconfomances/deficiencies for competency assessment
  • Identify and delegate personnel responsibilities based on regulatory requirements
  • Define test systems for a laboratory competency assessment program
  • Apply effective strategies to make competency assessment more manageable






Poster Session



Abstract Poster Luncheon

Hall E

Saturday, October 7, Noon–2:00 PM


CP199

Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

Deanna Brown, MT, et al | Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP31

Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing

Barbara J. Bachman, MS, MT, SBB, MBB, et al | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP31) Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing Staffing challenges in today’s blood banks require instrumentation with minimal operator intervention, and should include the option of automated result verification. IH-Com™ V5.0, the data management and result interpretation software currently used in the United States for immunohematology testing on the IH-1000™, can analyze reaction images, manage sample, QC and reagent data, and perform automatic result verification. IH-Com V5.0 may be used with a standalone IH-1000, with multiple IH-1000s, and connected to a Laboratory Information System. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP37

Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service

J. Peter Pelletier, et al | University of Florida College of Medicine

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP37) Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service Vendor-assisted workflow studies are becoming more popular as a means to evaluate if immunohematology analyzer capabilities are a match for a specific facility’s needs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate quality, speed and cost workflow properties for the ProVue® (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics) and the IH-1000™ (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.) in a large volume transfusion service using Lean Six Sigma process flow and roadmap. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP38

Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers

Aaron Samson, MBA, MB, et al | Clinical Pathology Labs

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP38) Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers Few workflow studies have been performed on high volume, high throughput blood bank analyzers in large volume testing facilities. This study was designed to specifically evaluate the operational efficiencies of the Galileo® Neo (Immucor) against the IH-1000™ (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.) using LEAN process flow & Six Sigma methodology. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP39

Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing

Barbara J. Bachman, MS, MT, SBB, MBB, et al | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP39) Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing Immunohematology facilities face many challenges including standardization, process control, productivity, staffing and patient safety. To alleviate these challenges, the IH-1000™ instrument and complimentary IH-Com™ Data Management System (DMS) were designed to provide lean automation to enhance blood testing facility workflow. The enhanced result management options in IH-Com provides laboratories the ability to automate the release of routine, non-discrepant, acceptable test results to the LIS without operators having to visually inspect all result images. Each facility has flexibility to establish their site-specific result verification rules during system implementation.San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA






Product Showcase



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The small but powerful members of the IH‑Complete family allow labs of all sizes to standardize gel and tube applications. *Not cleared in the US for gel card use.
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Quality Management

Unity 
QC Data Management Software

EQAS
Peer Group Competency Program

Connectivity
Bio-Rad Platforms to Unity RT




Join over 28,000 of your peers and benefit from data generated from users worldwide. Unity Data Management Software provides the tools to collect, evaluate and review laboratory test performance.
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Verify training effectiveness and comply with regulatory requirements for assessing personnel competency. Validate and troubleshoot test system performance. Barcoded and ready-to-use tubes for automated platforms.
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Connectivity streamlines automatic transfer of Quality Control results from Bio‑Rad platforms to Unity Real Time (RT) software. Automated peer review of EQAS results through QCnet.com.
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Transfusion News Educational Session



The Best of the Transfusion News Question of the Day

Room 32AB–San Diego Convention Center

Sunday, October 8, 8:30–10:00 AM

2017-10-08 08:00:00 2017-10-08 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The Best of the Transfusion News Question of the Day Transfusion News Educational Session Objectives: 1) Identify the most effective elements of well-written educational questions and how to answer them correctly. 2) Design and apply effective questions for transfusion medicine education. 3) Develop test-taking skills applicable to blood banking and transfusion medicine examinations. San Diego Convention Center Room 32AB 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


Presenters:

Garret Scott Booth
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

William J Lane, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

James R Stubbs
Mayo Clinic

Objectives:

  1. Identify the most effective elements of well-written educational questions and how to answer them correctly.
  2. Design and apply effective questions for transfusion medicine education.
  3. Develop test-taking skills applicable to blood banking and transfusion medicine examinations.


The Transfusion News website has been serving thousands of users with useful news and information, as well as challenging and educational questions on blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular therapy for over 6 years. The website has had over 500,000 visits and has accumulated over 1,000 questions. This provides an opportunity to review, critique, and discuss the best questions!


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