LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Risk Management: What Keeps You Up at Night?


Event details

Presented by

Ms. Darlene Mueller
Director, Laboratory Quality and Process Improvement
Fraser Health, Providence Health Care,
Provincial Health Services Authority, and
Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver


  1. Define and describe risk management (WHAT)
  2. Describe accreditation requirements for risk management (WHY)
  3. Apply tools for risk assessment (HOW)


Reading List:

  1. International Organization for Standardization (2022). Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence (ISO Standard No. 15189:2022)
  2. International Organization for Standardization (2018). Risk management (ISO Standard No. 15189:2018)
  3. https://asq.org/quality-resources/fmea
  4. College of American Pathologists. Risk Management Guide. ISO 15189 Accreditation Program. https://www.cap.org
  5. Accreditation Canada Diagnostic and Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.




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The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services, is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.