LEAN management system: Guiding Mayo Clinic Laboratories through the pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020
11 a.m. – noon, Central time

Cost

Free for all participants.

Overview

In this session, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will describe how we worked together as a team to address the global pandemic. Our LEAN Management System guided us as we addressed practice closure, laboratory volume disruptions, patient and employee safety, staffing furloughs and redeployments, and SARS-CoV-2 test builds and validations during supply chain shortfalls.

Presenters

John Sedarski
Principal Systems Engineer
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Deb Novak
Operations Administrator
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of leveraging a management system for leadership coordination.
  • Describe the positive outcomes of Huddles at various organizational levels.
  • Recognize the impact of visual management techniques.

Intended audience

This series is appropriate for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel who are dedicated to continuous quality and process improvement.

Credit

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

To obtain credit:

  1. Register for and participate in the program.
  2. Complete the evaluation that will be sent to you after the program.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is basic.

Faculty disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials, so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

Questions?

Contact us: mcleducation@mayo.edu

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