Developing Quality Competence in Medical Laboratories (DQCML)
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Terms of reference
This major initiative for the EMD is aimed at informing emerging laboratory services on all aspects of quality, but concentrating particularly on internal quality control, external quality assessment and working towards laboratory accreditation with the adoption of a quality system in line with the international standard ISO 15189.
Educational modules, transferable to countries and regions requesting assistance in these areas have been developed and pilot projects in Vietnam (in collaboration with the Australian Association for Clinical Biochemistry) and Sri Lanka have already been supported. Most recently the Project has delivered lectures in Russia, Romania and Uruguay as well as two two-day workshops in Ecuador delivered in Spanish.
The project success is built on close working between the committees of EMD and the generous sponsorship of Abbott Diagnostics, via the VLP initiative and Siemens Healthcare, with whom work has been done in developing distance learning packages.
DQCLM leaflet (last update March 2017)
DQCLM leaflet for Developing Countries (last update Oct 2013)
Prof. Egon Amann
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