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Just released Public Health Ontario Labstract October 2019: Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization

By Editor on 10/1/2019

PHO LABSTRACTParticipants in the Centre for Proficiency Testing program are encouraged to read the important changes announced in the Public Health Ontario (PHO) Labstract – October 2019 Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization.

antimicrobial susceptibility
bacteriology
bacteriology identification
Centre for Proficiency Testing
consensus practice recommendation
microbiology
Public Health Ontario
Public Health Ontario Laboratory

CK (Chang-Keun) Lee joins the Centre for Proficiency Testing team as Consultant Technologist for Transfusion Medicine and Virology

By Editor on 9/25/2019

On Monday, July 29th  2019, CK (Chang-Keun) Lee joined the Centre for Proficiency Testing team as Consultant Technologist (Transfusion Medicine and Virology). CK comes to IQMH with a strong background in transfusion medicine with current experience from Canadian Blood Services.

Centre for Proficiency Testing
staff
transfusion medicine
virology

View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

By Editor on 8/21/2019



View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

Centre for Education
anatomic pathology
Centre for Education
Centre for Proficiency Testing
e-Learn LAB
hematology
Morphology

PT Take-away: Learn the new process for ordering your Serum Chemistry (CHEM) survey

By Editor on 8/19/2019

The release of the 2020 Proficiency Testing Programs included changes to the Chemistry survey. The new Serum Chemistry (CHEM) survey consists of analytes that were previously in the Routine Chemistry (CHEM), Drug Monitoring (DRUG), Enzymes and Bilirubin (ENZY), and Lipids (LIPS) surveys, except ethanol and tobramycin which have been removed from the program. The following new analytes have also been added: cholinesterase, CK-MB, fructosamine. Participants can now customize their surveys according to their laboratory’s test menus (serum chemistry only). Choose from a large variety of analytes and pick from several price categories that suit your laboratory’s needs. 

2020 PT Testing Program
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
PT programs
pt take-away

IQMH releases its 2020 Proficiency Testing Catalogue

By Editor on 8/15/2019

The IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing is pleased to announce the availability of its Proficiency Testing Programs in the 2020 Catalogue.

These Proficiency Testing Programs are accredited by The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing (Certificate Number: 3059.01). View the Certificate and Scope of Accreditation.

Results from IQMH Bacteriology Patterns-of-Practice survey presented at the ASM Microbe 2019

By Editor on 8/14/2019

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019 was held in San Francisco on June 20–24 and IQMH was there! Dr. Susan Poutanen (former Bacteriology Scientific Committee chair) and Elaine Kerr, Consultant Technologist, Centre for Proficiency Testing attended. Dr. Poutanen gave two oral presentations and Elaine Kerr presented the posters based on an analysis of the data obtained from IQMH Bacteriology program’s patterns-of-practice surveys:

  • "How Modern is your Microbiology Laboratory? Results of the 2017 Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Patterns-of-Practice Survey” 
  • “Patterns-of-Practice Survey Demonstrates the Need for National Guidelines Regarding the Implementation of Microbiology Point-of-Care Tests Across Canada.” 
ASM
bacteriology
Centre for Proficiency Testing
microbiology
posters
presentations

View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

By Editor on 7/31/2019



View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

Centre for Education
anatomic pathology
Centre for Education
e-Learn LAB

IQMH wishes a happy retirement to a valuable member of the IQMH team

By Editor on 7/31/2019

On July 31, 2019, IQMH bid a fond farewell to Astrid Petersons a valued member of the IQMH team with more than 17 years dedicated to continuous quality improvement. Astrid joined IQMH in February 2002 fulfilling a need for a manager of the Transfusion Medicine proficiency testing PTT)/external quality assessment (EQA) program.

IQMH
Centre for Proficiency Testing
iqmh
retirement

As glucose meter usage expands, so must laboratory oversight

By Editor on 7/25/2019
By Julie Shaw, Lauri Infanti, and Paul Yip

Introduction

The Centre for Proficiency Testing Point-of-Care proficiency testing program includes two surveys which ship in May and October for testing and reporting on glucose meters. The last two May surveys (2017 and 2018) have included questions designed to gain insight into patterns of practice related to quality assurance for POC glucose testing.

Centre for Proficiency Testing
patterns-of-practice survey
point of care testing

Become an assessor for the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing Pathology program

By Editor on 6/20/2019
Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, Centre for Proficiency Testing is seeking pathologists and medical laboratory technologists skilled in the assessment of histological and immunohistochemical stains to serve as assessors for the Pathology Proficiency Testing Program.
Centre for Proficiency Testing
pathology
pathology assessors

 

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