Укрепление лабораторных служб и лабораторных систем является чрезвычайно важным условием для обеспечения доступной для населения высококачественной лабораторной диагностики. Одним из наиболее действенных методов укрепления лабораторий является внедрение системы менеджмента качества в соответствии с требованиями международного или национального стандарта качества.
В связи с этим обучение руководителей и сотрудников лабораторий системе менеджмента качества является шагом в направлении улучшения потенциала лабораторий.

Назначение этого онлайн-курса заключается в том, чтобы ознакомить участников с пятью компонентами, лежащими в основе системы менеджмента качества в лабораториях.

Каждый из пяти компонентов представлен в отдельном модуле:
1. Документы и записи
2. Персонал
3. Закупка и инвентарный учет
4. Оборудование
5. Помещения и безопасность

Strengthening laboratory services and systems is essential for universal access to high quality laboratory diagnostic services. One of the best methods of laboratory strengthening is to implement a quality management system that complies with the requirements of international or national quality standard.
Therefore training laboratory managers, senior biologists and technologists in quality management systems is a step towards improving laboratory capacity.

This online course is designed to describe and explain five of the building blocks that are considered to be the basics of a laboratory quality management system.

Each of these blocks are presented in independent modules:
1. Documents and records
2. Personnel
3. Purchasing and Inventory
4. Equipment
5. Facilities and Safety

The ability to detect, confirm or control global disease threats often relies on the transfer of patient samples and other biological materials between healthcare providers and laboratories. In order to ensure safe and timely operations, shippers of infectious substances must have appropriate knowledge on the national and international processes and regulations addressing transport by air, road, rail and sea. Training in this area contributes to improving compliance with applicable regulations, ensuring safety of staff, the public and the environment. Compliance also increases access to carrier services, and subsequent timely package delivery.

This online course is divided into nine modules addressing the classification, documentation, marking, labelling, packaging of infectious substances, and the preparation of shipments requiring the use of dry ice. This course covers the shipping of:

  1. Category A Infectious Substances
  2. Category B Biological Substances
  3. Exempt Human & Animal Substances
  4. Shipping under various circumstances including the use of dry ice, dry shippers and overpacks.

Transport of any infectious substances is strictly regulated, in particular Category A materials, and appropriate training is required. This course may only be used to re-certify individuals who have previously completed a WHO’s infectious substances shipping training (ISST) course successfully. Access to the re-certification examination is restricted and requires at least 80% of correct answers to obtain the certificate, valid for 2 years from the date of completion.