While not specifically mentioning that a committee must oversee transfusion service, activities or the resolution of adverse transfusion outcomes, many activities needing to be monitored for compliance with federal regulations and accreditation requirements lend themselves to an oversight committee.
By including the oversight structure in the bylaws, the governing body, medical staff and administrative officials become legally accountable, which may encourage allocation of adequate resources for measuring, assessing, improving and sustaining the hospital’s performance and reducing risk to transfused patients.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
Blood Systems, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.
Barbara Swanson, M.Ed, M.T. (ASCP), CQA (ASQ) is currently a Quality Source consultant, Blood Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ.
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Please contact Barbara Swanson at (602) 414-3581 for questions regarding this program.
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