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Quality Management in ART Clinics
A Practical Guide
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Main description:

In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal regulated by formal certifications and accreditations. Quality management protocols such as those proposed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are being rapidly adopted as standards of measure. 

 

Quality Management in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide provides easily adoptable ways to implement and improve formalized quality management systems. Essential to any clinic to achieve best practices and maintenance of formal regulatory certifications, this book brings together the know-how of experienced opinion leaders operating in key areas worldwide. The book offers an overview of primary regulations in the ART field, with attention to quality management demands, and links specific requirements to practical steps for implementation. Filled with process and procedure examples, flow diagrams and administrative form templates, this book is the first of its kind, gathering the necessary elements for optimizing practice, management, and quality assurance.


Feature:

Provides practical know-how on implementing and improving quality management systems in ART clinics

 

Includes international contributions and perspectives on operating ART clinics in the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa, and Asia

 

Exceptionally valuable in the current regulatory environment, offers process and procedure examples, flow diagrams, and administrative form templates


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In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal regulated by formal certifications and accreditations. Quality management protocols such as those proposed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are being rapidly adopted as standards of measure. 

 

Quality Management in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide provides easily adoptable ways to implement and improve formalized quality management systems. Essential to any clinic to achieve best practices and maintenance of formal regulatory certifications, this book brings together the know-how of experienced opinion leaders operating in key areas worldwide. The book offers an overview of primary regulations in the ART field, with attention to quality management demands, and links specific requirements to practical steps for implementation. Filled with process and procedure examples, flow diagrams and administrative form templates, this book is the first of its kind, gathering the necessary elements for optimizing practice, management, and quality assurance.


Contents:

Section I. Establishing a Quality Management System

1. Reproductive Laboratories

Fabiola Bento, Sandro Esteves, and Ashok Agarwal

2. Quality Management Systems

Silveraldo Mendes

3. Where to Start

Fabiola Bento

4. Defining Processes and Procedures

Fabiola Bento

5.  Training Personnel

Fabiola Bento

6. How to Get Information

Fabiola Bento

Section II. Reproductive Laboratories

7. Defining What Reproductive Laboratories Do

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

8. Explaining How Reproductive Laboratories Work

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

9. Ensuring that Reproductive Laboratories Provide High-Quality Services

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

Section III. International Experience

10. Singapore

P. C. Wong

11. India

B. N. Chakravarty and S. Sharma

12. South Africa: A laboratory perspective on quality control

Marie-Lena Windt de Beer and Gregory Michael Tinney

13. Nigeria: Experience with Quality Management and IVF in a Developing Country

Richard Ajayi

14. Gulf Countries

Mohamed Elkalyoubi

15. United States of America

Doris J. Baker

16. Chile

Fernando Zegers-Hochschild and Javier A. Crosby

17. Brazil

Fabiola Bento and Sandro Esteves

18. Belgium: ISO 9001:2000 certification as a base for total quality management in ART

Kelly Tilleman, Etienne Van den Abbeel, Ilse De Croo, Anneleen Vandevelde, Bjorn Heindryckx, Sandra Deltombe, Isabelle Stuyver, Annick Geril, and Petra De Sutter

19. The Netherlands

Peter M. M. Kastrop and Sjerp M. Weima

20. Australia: QMS in IVF Centres

James Catt

6. How to Get Information

Fabiola Bento

Section II. Reproductive Laboratories

7. Defining What Reproductive Laboratories Do

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

8. Explaining How Reproductive Laboratories Work

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

9. Ensuring that Reproductive Laboratories Provide High-Quality Services

Sandro Esteves and Ashok Agarwal

Section III. International Experience

10. Singapore

P. C. Wong

11. India

B. N. Chakravarty and S. Sharma

12. South Africa: A laboratory perspective on quality control

Marie-Lena Windt de Beer and Gregory Michael Tinney

13. Nigeria: Experience with Quality Management and IVF in a Developing Country

Richard Ajayi

14. Gulf Countries

Mohamed Elkalyoubi

15. United States of America

Doris J. Baker

16. Chile

Fernando Zegers-Hochschild and Javier A. Crosby

17. Brazil

Fabiola Bento and Sandro Esteves

18. Belgium: ISO 9001:2000 certification as a base for total quality management in ART

Kelly Tilleman, Etienne Van den Abbeel, Ilse De Croo, Anneleen Vandevelde, Bjorn Heindryckx, Sandra Deltombe, Isabelle Stuyver, Annick Geril, and Petra De Sutter

19. The Netherlands

Peter M. M. Kastrop and Sjerp M. Weima

20. Australia: QMS in IVF Centres

James Catt

Marie-Lena Windt de Beer and Gregory Michael Tinney

13. Nigeria: Experience with Quality Management and IVF in a Developing Country

Richard Ajayi

14. Gulf Countries

Mohamed Elkalyoubi

15. United States of America

Doris J. Baker

16. Chile

Fernando Zegers-Hochschild and Javier A. Crosby

17. Brazil

Fabiola Bento and Sandro Esteves

18. Belgium: ISO 9001:2000 certification as a base for total quality management in ART

Kelly Tilleman, Etienne Van den Abbeel, Ilse De Croo, Anneleen Vandevelde, Bjorn Heindryckx, Sandra Deltombe, Isabelle Stuyver, Annick Geril, and Petra De Sutter

19. The Netherlands

Peter M. M. Kastrop and Sjerp M. Weima

20. Australia: QMS in IVF Centres

James Catt


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781441971388
Publisher: Springer (Springer US)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 250
Weight: 561g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine
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