Implementing Quality in Laboratory Policies and Processes

Implementing Quality in Laboratory Policies and Processes

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In order to gain accreditation, every laboratory must have a superior quality assurance program. The keys to a successful program are the operational and technical manuals and associated documents which define the program and its various components. Written by experts with global experience in setting up laboratories, Implementing Quality in Laboratory Policies and Processes: Using Templates, Project Management, and Six Sigma provides templates for the various policies, procedures, and forms that should be contained in the quality assurance, operational, and technical manuals of a laboratory seeking accreditation. Templates for the entire project life cycle The book begins with a general introduction and overview of quality assurance and then moves on to cover implementation strategies. It contains best practices and templates for the project management of the design and implementation of the laboratory operational and technical manuals required to establish a quality assurance program. The templates span the entire project life cycle, from initiation, to planning, to execution, to monitoring, and finally, to closure. The book also examines how Six Sigma concepts can be used to optimize laboratories, and contains templates that cover administrative issues, quality assurance, sample control, and health and safety issues. In addition, there is a section of criteria files that relate the individual document templates to specific accreditation criterion. Addresses the standards of ISO 17025 The results of any laboratory examination have the potential to be presented in court and can ultimately affect the life and liberty of the parties involved. Therefore, a stringent quality assurance program, including well-documented policies and a procedure manual, is essential. Ensuring that laboratories meet the standards of ISO 17025, this volume is a critical component of any laboratorya€™s accreditation process.APP-F006 Key Control Log APP-F007 Employee Evaluation Form APP-F008 Manager Evaluation Form APP-F009 Security ... The policies and procedures contained in the quality assurance section of various technical manuals will define howanbsp;...

Title:Implementing Quality in Laboratory Policies and Processes
Author:Donnell R. Christian, Jr., Stephanie Drilling
Publisher:CRC Press - 2009-11-24


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