The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) will offer three upcoming Webinars on risk management. The Webinars are based on the document entitled Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management; Approved Guideline (EP23-A), which is scheduled to publish on October 25, 2011. In addition, several companion products to the document are in development, including a user-friendly workbook, worksheet, and several case studies that will help users to develop the right quality control plans (QCPs) for their laboratories.

The first Webinar, CLSI Document EP23: Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management, takes place on October 25, 2011. The Webinar will define risk management and review the particulars of good laboratory practice in EP23 as they relate to the development of QCPs based on manufacturer’s risk mitigation information, applicable regulatory and accreditation requirements, and the individual health care and laboratory setting.

Two additional Webinars are scheduled for December 2011 and January 2012: CLSI Document EP23: Implementation Workbook Review and Discussion and CLSI Document EP23: Risk Management Practical Examples of Waived, Moderate, and High Complexity Tests.

The Webinars provide further insight on the EP23 guideline, which will provide risk management guidance for laboratories as they develop QCPs tailored to their particular combination of measuring systems, laboratory settings, and clinical applications of tests.

Source: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute