Revised and Expanded course.
Accredited by the ASCLS for 15 PACE credits.
Once ordered, we will contact you to deliver your username and password. For immediate access, register and pay directly at the Westgard Course Portal
Note that this course is entirely online - there is nothing necessary to ship you for you to complete this course. You may prefer to purchase the Basic QC Practices manual, but this is entirely optional.
Basic QC Practices is our most popular online course. Hundreds of participants in all areas of healthcare have taken this course. Dozens of facilities, from diagnostic companies to laboratories to universities to military groups, have taken Basic QC Practices as individuals or as part of a larger site license.
Dr. James O. Westgard, Ph.D. is the course coordinator and primary instructor. Other instructors who contributed material to the course include Patricia L. Barry, BS, MT(ASCP) and Elsa F. Quam, BS, MT(ASCP), who are Quality Specialists in the Clinical Laboratories at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, and Sharon S. Ehrmeyer, PhD, MT(ASCP), who is CLS Program Director and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
This course is intended to provide education and training in quality control (QC) to a broad audience of healthcare practicioners who perform laboratory tests in central laboratories, clinic or outpatient laboratories, and point-of-care settings.
The emphasis is on statistical QC because this is the backbone of any good laboratory QC program, regardless of the setting where the tests are being performed. Statistical QC is a widely applicable technique that is very powerful for detecting problems with test performance and very quantitative for demonstrating proficiency of analysts and operators, assuming the technique is properly implemented and the QC data is properly interpreted. This course should help healthcare practictioners implement and operate valid statistical QC procedures.
Participants who complete the lessons in this course will be able to:
A course syllabus provides links to all the course lessons. Each course lesson provides a summary of that lesson, specific objectives, links to the course materials that are to be used, a list of things to do, and some questions for self- assessment.
For more details about the Basic QC Practices course, visit the course description page at http://www.westgard.org/index.pl?id=12512
Basic QC Practices is approved at the Intermediate Level of Instruction for 15 hours of PACE credit. Participants must pass a final exam to receive the 15 PACE credits. The internet materials are provided on the website of Westgard Quality Corporation. The PACE certificate will be issued by the ASCLS
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The course is housed on our education portal, www.westgard.org
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