The Quality Auditor Role — Assessing the Laboratory

July 9, 2024
11 a.m.–Noon CT

Cost

Free for all participants.

Overview

Internal assessments are integral to a laboratory’s quality management system (QMS). They allow laboratories to evaluate compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements and laboratory operational practices. Internal assessments provide opportunities to enhance quality and continually improve the laboratory.

The presenters for this webinar will provide an overview of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) internal assessment program. In addition, the role of an audit coordinator will be discussed and examples of tools and techniques for managing internal assessments will be shared.

Presenters

Lisa Becker 

Audit Coordinator 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Mindy Burman

Audit Coordinator 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Mary Vehrenkamp, MT(ASCP)

Senior Audit Coordinator 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Learning objectives

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

  • Define the role of an audit coordinator. 
  • Illustrate internal assessment opportunities to evaluate your laboratory practices.
  • Discuss tools and techniques to effectively manage internal assessments.

Intended audience

This webinar is appropriate for laboratory leaders, healthcare providers, and other laboratory personnel who are interested in innovations and the future direction of lab medicine. 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for this event:

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 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 Supervisor/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety 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 intermediate.

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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This post was developed by our Education and Technical Publications Team.