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MAR 31 2021 5:00-7:35pm Saudi Arabia (AST)

Patient-Centered Blood Gas Testing with an Intelligent Approach to Quality Management

We invite you to attend this virtual educational workshop. Our speakers will focus on how to achieve a patient-centered approach to point-of-care blood gas testing, risk-management strategies and the latest innovations in quality management.

Agenda Highlights

  • Challenges in ensuring quality results in blood gas testing
  • Building next generation in quality management
  • Clinical experience with real-time quality management
  • Achieving higher standards in quality and meeting accreditation requirements
  • Expert roundtable discussion

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how reduced pre-analytical variability can positively impact blood gas testing
  • Identify strategies to address the risks of variability in sample collection, for enhanced patient safety
  • Review how quality-by-design can help achieve higher quality in blood gas testing
  • Review accreditation and quality management requirements for point of care blood gas testing
  • Discuss the sources of error in the medical laboratory, and strategies to control and mitigate themand meeting accreditation requirements

CME Accreditation

CME credit will be provided through the Saudi Health Commission Registration number.


Speakers
  • Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison Director of Quality Management University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; President, Westgard QC
  • Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Staff Scientist, Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Director of Client Services and Technology, Westgard Quality Control

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Speakers

  • James O. Westgard, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison Director of Quality Management University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; President, Westgard QC
    Biography

      Dr. Westgard is a Professor in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and Director of Quality Management for the Clinical Laboratories at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is co-founder and President of WESTGARD QC, Inc. and best known for his work in statistical quality control, including the development of the multi-rule control procedure, “Westgard Rules.” He is the recipient of numerous awards for his scientific achievements and leadership in Clinical Chemistry.

    • James H. Nichols, PhD
      Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing Vanderbilt University Medical Center
      Biography

        Dr. Nichols is a Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology; Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.  He is a fellow in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in both Clinical Chemistry and Toxicological Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. His research interests span evidence-based medicine, information management, laboratory automation, point-of-care testing, and toxicology. Currently, Dr. Nichols is a member of the CLSI Board of Directors and is Chairholder of the Evaluation Protocols Expert Panel.

      • Sharon Ehrmeyer, PhD, MT (ASCP)
        Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
        Biography

          Dr. Ehrmeyer is Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin and Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Her research interests focus on laboratory quality issues, including the impact of laboratory regulations on laboratory practices and POCT. She writes numerous articles and provides continuing education to laboratory professionals on these topics. Dr. Ehrmeyer actively participates in several professional organizations.

        • Sohrab Mansouri, PhD
          Staff Scientist, Instrumentation Laboratory
          Biography

            Dr. Mansouri has 35 years of experience in the field of chemical sensors. Currently, he is a Staff Scientist at IL, managing the development of next generation sensors and GEM Premier system. He is the author and co-author of more than 15 patents in the field of chemical sensors and quality control.

          • Sten Westgard, MS
            Director of Client Services and Technology, Westgard Quality Control
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