CPDEquivalent to 7 hours
CERTIFICATESAll delegates will receive a certificate on completion.
Introduction to ISO 15189:2022 Medical Laboratories – Particular Requirements for Quality and Competence
This 1-day practical and interactive foundation training course encompasses interactive workshops and modules, allowing you to discuss how ISO 15189 can be implemented within your laboratory. It introduces delegates to requirements for day-to-day activities such as end-to-end management of samples, as well as considerations relating to safety and work and ethics in medical laboratory work.
Following this course attendees will be able to identify how to better manage medical laboratories to satisfy the requirements of ISO 15189.
- laboratory quality/technical managers
- laboratory technicians/supervisors
- assessors of laboratory management systems
- personnel responsible for procurement and evaluation of laboratory services
- users of clinical test services
For those who are interested in internal auditing, we offer a £100 discount when this course is booked together with our ISO 15189 Internal Auditor training course.
- quality and quality management concepts
- overview and requirements of ISO 15189:2022
- difference between ISO 15189:2012 and the 2022 standard
- commonly used quality management system standards
- structure of documentation
- sources of information and further development
- interpret the basic requirements of ISO 15189 and its inter-relationship between ISO 9001/CPA and ISO/IEC 17025 management system standards
- identify the key requirements and actions that would be required to meet ISO 15189 requirements
A certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend and fully participate in the course.
For Scheduled Training courses, please select from the Course Dates and Venues table below.
Course dates and venues
ISO 15189:2022 is the latest edition of the standard that sets out requirements for quality and competence specifically within medical laboratories. ISO 15189 can be used by medical laboratories in developing their quality management systems and assessing their own competence. The aim is to have confidence in the validity and reliability of testing services on patient samples.
The standard can be applied to wide-ranging activities in the laboratory, including patient preparation, the end-to-end management and reporting of samples, and the issues of safety and ethics in medical laboratory work.
This course is an introduction to ISO 15189:2022 requirements for quality systems in medical laboratories, and does not require you to have any prior knowledge. It is primarily aimed at people who work in and around medical laboratories, including technicians, purchasers of lab services, and users of clinical test services.
Your next step in quality systems in medical laboratories could be to train as an internal auditor. This would give you the skills to test your quality system against the requirements of ISO 15189, helping your organisation to improve on an ongoing basis. Our 2-day ISO 15189 Internal Auditor training course will teach you how to prepare, perform and follow up an internal audit.
If you are interested in the wider concept of quality systems within laboratories, you may like to take a look at our programme of training for ISO 17025, which range from introduction through to auditing and implementation.
Yes, we will send you a certificate on completion of the course to confirm your new skills. You can use this certificate to share with colleagues and managers, add to your CV, and upload to LinkedIn.
This 1-day course is equivalent to 7 hours CPD.
The International Organization for Standardization suggests that while ISO 15189 is aimed at medical laboratories, it can equally provide benefits in other healthcare disciplines, such as diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, physiological sciences, blood banks and transfusion services.
The goal is similar for all these services – to promote the welfare of patients and confidence in the quality and competence of the service being provided.
Thatcham Research|6th Dec, 2023
NWROCU|4th Dec, 2023
Metropolitan Police Service|16th Nov, 2023
Sense Biodetection Ltd|13th Nov, 2023
Premier Partnership|10th Nov, 2023
Sense Biodetection Ltd|8th Nov, 2023
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)|7th Nov, 2023
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)|27th Oct, 2023
Orthoplastics Ltd|27th Oct, 2023
The Royal Mint|25th Oct, 2023
Private|24th Oct, 2023
DSTL|17th Oct, 2023