2016, 334 pages, 6" x 9" perfect bound
BASIC QC: REVISED AND UPDATED!
Thousands of laboratory professionals have made the Basic QC Practices their standard reference on laboratory quality control.
In the fourth edition, Dr. James O. Westgard and colleagues have updated their coverage:
Now more than ever, Basic QC Practices is the gold standard for learning Quality Control: a concise and comprehensive introduction to the backbone of the laboratory -- statistical quality control. For healthcare pratictioners who want to implement and operate valid QC procedures, this manual is an essential reference.
"This extremely readable book delivers what it promises, and more…It is a refreshing blend of theory and practical advice that is useful for teaching, for review, and for everyday laboratory operations."
Robert L. Murray, Clinical Chemistry
"It is an ideal reference for those who want to implement and operate valid QC procedures in central laboratories or point of care testing settings… I enjoyed working through the book and visiting the Internet references. Books on quality control can be boring, this is not one such book."
Les Watkinson, PhD, Clinical Biochemist Newsletter
|1. Managing Analytical Quality||1|
|2. Understanding Statistical Quality Control||15|
|3. Preparing a Control Chart||25|
|4. Interpreting QC with the "Westgard Rules"||45|
|5. Interpreting Multilevel QC Results||59|
|6. Solving Out-of-Control Problems||77|
|7. Documenting QC Results and Corrective Actions||89|
|8. Doing the Right QC Right||95|
|9. Selecting the Right Control Materials
|10. Performing the Right Calculations||117|
|11. Selecting the Right QC Procedure
|12. Determining the Right Frequency of Controls||153|
|13. Assuring Quality for the Total Testing Process||161|
|14. Complying with CLIA QC Regulations||171|
|15. Developing a QC Plan||191|
|16. Evaluating Risk||207|
|17. Mitigating Risk||221|
|18. Implementing Repeat Patient Test Controls||223|
|19. Developing QA to monitor the QC Plan||245|
|20. Monitoring Quality with EQA and PT||253|
|21. Implementing a Quality Management System||271|
|22. Managing Pre- and Post-Analytical Quality||291|
|23. Assuring the Right Quality Right||309|