LabGuides/Ebooks

COLA Inc. offers a number of educational ebooks called LabGuides to help your laboratory provide quality patient care while meeting all regulatory requirements. Our quality resources are designed to improve your clinical laboratory as a whole, giving you confidence that your facility provides the best patient care. If you have any questions, please contact info@cola.org.

 

Laboratories enrolled in COLA Inc.’s Accreditation Program can view the entire library by visiting COLAcentral.

Meaningful Competency Assessment Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Differentiate between Competency Assessment and the traditional performance evaluation
  • Outline the six CLIA-required components of Competency Assessment
  • Apply methods described to conduct and document meaningful competency assessments
  • Comply with COLA criteria that address Competency Assessments

Quality Assessment LabGuide

In this resource you will learn how to develop and implement an effective Quality Assessment Plan which:

  • Defines roles and responsibilities
  • Identifies problems that might negatively affects patient care
  • Meets standards of performance, and enables lab managers to immediately address noted deficiencies
  • Creates a culture of quality in the laboratory

Proficiency Testing LabGuide

Proficiency Testing (PT) is an important aspect of a laboratory’s overall assessment of quality. PT serves as an external check to verify the accuracy of a laboratory’s test results by providing an unknown specimen for analysis by the laboratory. This resource provides laboratories with requirements, processes, and procedures to achieve quality testing and meet CLIA…

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