Ownership & Training

Tailored Training and Development for Your Lab Staff

Ownership

Lab Connections provides guidance and support to laboratory scientists with the aim of enhancing their expertise and capabilities, thereby fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility towards their work. With decades of bench experience as Medical Laboratory Scientists, we know firsthand the importance of every individual on the team.

Lab Connections will:

  • Train and educate staff on how to read monthly quality control comparison reports
  • Organize quality control events across all shifts to provide a sense of ownership of the daily processes carried out in the lab
  • Mentor and educate the next generation of lab leaders
  • Include staff in Quality Assurance Plan development and implementation
  • Bench scientist input on quality improvements
  • Evaluate current Policies and Procedures for relevant and comprehensive information, invite bench staff to provide helpful insights to day-to-day operations
  • Construct workflow strategies that account for staffing considerations

Staff Training & Development

At Lab Connections, we recognize that a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is the backbone of a successful laboratory. That’s why we offer comprehensive staff training and development solutions tailored to the unique needs of your organization.

Our team of experienced professionals understands the intricacies of laboratory operations and can provide specialized training across various areas, including:

  • Laboratory techniques
  • Quality control
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Best practices

We work closely with your staff to assess their current knowledge and skills, identifying areas for improvement.

Through customized training programs, workshops, and hands-on sessions, we empower your team to stay up-to-date with the latest industry advancements and regulatory changes.

Our commitment to staff development extends beyond initial training, as we offer ongoing support and resources to ensure that your staff members are equipped to excel in their roles. By investing in the growth and expertise of your team, Lab Connections helps you maintain a highly competent workforce that is well-prepared to meet the evolving challenges of the laboratory landscape.

Personnel Assessment

Lab Connections can provide tools and resources for the evaluation of personnel through the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing. 

We help you define the framework to evaluate personnel and provide corrective education. 

We can assist with risk management plans to prevent errors and enable you to offer the highest standard of care for your patients by:

  • Evaluating pre-analytical practices including: adherence to provider requests, patient preparation, labeling of specimens, specimen preparation, and preservation for transport
  • Evaluating analytical aspects including: accuracy of manual calculations, patient testing analysis, identification of malfunctioning equipment, as well as evaluation of cell count, microscopic and chemical analysis correlations
  • Evaluating post-analytical criteria including: review of turnaround times, critical result reporting, problem identification, addressing provider concerns, and communication logging
  • Defining measures of corrective education including: instructional methods (tools, verbal, quizzes, training), policy and procedure review, and post-educational reassessment

Integrating Theoretical Understanding with Real Lab Applications

As healthcare needs continue to grow, new approaches and innovations are constantly emerging. However, with staff attrition and a shortage of Laboratory Leaders, the connection between the classroom and the bench can sometimes break down.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Quality Improvements

Quality improvements were achieved through collaboration between the Lab Connections team and Laboratory Staff, verifying the accurate transmission of patient results to healthcare providers and fostering staff confidence in delivering precise diagnostic testing. Statistical analysis of the Six Sigma metric, coefficient ratio, and standard deviation index from peer evaluations were employed to measure the progress […]

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Case Study: Calculated Cost Reduction

Lab Connections is pleased to announce that, with our guidance and collective efforts alongside lab management we have successfully demonstrated a marked improvement in quality while simultaneously realizing a reduction in operating costs over the period of February 1st to April 30th, 2023. This accomplishment has resulted in a measured cost reduction of $4900 in […]

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