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Thanks Margie,

I have been using Google docs and like the way everyone can comment.  We can keep one original copy and then everyone send comments or make edits to the work in process.

Our challenge this week is to find labs who care enough to measure risk. Do you have friends in chemistry who may want to send data?   If we don't get new data, I have canned data. However - if nobody is motivated enough to even try best practice, we have a totally different problem to solve first.

We can do live chats within AWEsome-U, and I would like to set up an online meeting for us next week.







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There seem to be many driving forces moving us towards risk management instead.   What are the restraining forces holding labs back, and how can we overcome them.

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Chapter 1 The Big Picture

Chapter 2 Gathering Data

Chapter 3 Aligning Laboratory Results with Quality Specifications

Chapter 4 QC Charts and Rules

Chapter 5 Choosing our Own Rules

Chapter 6 Peer Comparison Programs

Chapter 7 Investigating and Resolving Problems in Daily QC

Chapter 8 Solving Problems with Summary and Peer Data


Appendix A Tables of Sample Quality Specifications

1. Quality Specifications Based on Biological Variation: Biochemistry

2. Quality Specifications Based on Biological Variation: Hematology

3. Quality Specifications Based on Biological Variation: Urine Chemistry 

4. CLIA Proficiency Testing Criteria for Acceptable Analytical Quality


Appendix B Worksheets

1. Quality Specifications

2. Quality Control Process Design

3. Definition of Quality Control Charts

4. Simulate Shift to Critical Systematic Error

5. QIK Worksheet for Investigation of Daily QC Problems

6. QIK Worksheet for Investigation of Summary QC Problems


Glossary of Terms

Further Reading



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