Muscat:Two workshops on the theme of laboratory quality management began at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday. The workshops saw the participation of 30 professionals including laboratory officials, laboratory directors and heads of departments in laboratories and hospitals.
The workshops were organised in conjunction with the adoption of the Laboratory Quality Guide by the Ministry of Health, the Directorate General of Disease Control and Surveillance, represented by the Department of Public Health Laboratories in cooperation with APHL.
20 participants among the total 30 participants will be selected for training for another week to obtain a certificate of accreditation as trainers for laboratory staff.
The workshops aim to build a well-defined and structured laboratory quality management system, integrating the National laboratory quality management in the daily activities of medical laboratories through training and implementation, defining and enforcing roles and responsibilities of the quality management coordination team.
The workshops also targets in strengthening the implementation of a national quality manual policy and the supporting managerial and technical auditing checklists, enhancing the spread of the implementation of quality management system through training of trainers, and preparing medical laboratories in the Sultanate of Oman for national and international accreditation.
Several topics such as the general laboratory quality management system, including the 12 elements of the basic quality system, discussing the policy review and auditing checklist were covered in the workshops.