Other Quality Control Approaches

Publication Date: 30 March 2023
Continuing Education Units: Hours: 1.5

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Mr. Sten Westgard provides an in-depth discussion on the average of normals, QC frequency and the measurement of uncertainty. This lecture includes relevant examples of how to appropriately apply these QC approaches in your laboratory.

Lecture Objectives:

• In-depth understanding of QC principles 
• Adoption of Westgard Sigma Rules in Serology 
• Optimization of QC through Six Sigma metrics 
• Learn the concepts of risk-based thinking
  • Run Time: 91

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Sten Westgard

Director, Client Services and Technology 
Westgard Quality Control
Sten Westgard, MS, is the Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard Quality Control, with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. His unique digital skills help him stand out as an expert in laboratory quality management. Mr. Westgard’s level of expertise in the medical diagnostic field runs deep as he specializes in method validation, basic quality control (QC) practices, sigma-metric analysis, and QC design of analytical methods for medical laboratories. He started his professional career in 1998 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a BA (academic distinction) in English and History. In 2003, he completed an MS in Computer Science at Pace University (NY).

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