Resources

Hand Hygiene Australia

This is a great resource for anyone looking for information, education and resources related to hand washing and hand hygiene. There is a raft of downloadable resources such as posters, audit templates and videos, as well as an online learning module- which issues a certificate on completion.

Go to: http://www.hha.org.au


Key Incident Monitoring & Management Systems

The KIMMS project was initiated by the Quality Assurance Scientific and Education Committee (QASEC) of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. KIMMS aims to monitor the pre- and post-analytical phase of the laboratory quality systems thus extending measurement of quality to the entire quality system. The project is designed to provide pathology practices with the tools for continuous measurement and monitoring of key incident indicators.

Go to: http://www.rcpaqap.com.au/kimms/history.cfm


PathWay

PathWay is a quality publication for medical professionals, students and patients, published by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. It is a high quality magazine with a simple message: Pathology is the path to a productive life, for both practitioners and patients; one that’s for living and enjoying.

Published every quarter with Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter editions, each colourful issue features a specific area of pathology, a special interest subject, as well as travel articles, restaurant reviews and much more. The result is an energetic and vibrant publication with appeal to medical professionals and the public.

Go to: http://www.rcpa.edu.au


Labs are Vital™

Labs are Vital exists to support laboratory professionals everywhere by celebrating their contributions and extending the lab’s influence within the health care community.
Labs Are Vital is a program sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics, in partnership with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and professional societies around the globe – all working together to provide a place where laboratory professionals have a voice.

Go to http://www.labsarevital.com


Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

(AIMS) professional association representing medical scientists in all disciplines of pathology working predominantly in hospital and private medical laboratories in Australia. AIMS is involved in establishing and maintaining the high academic and professional standards of medical scientists and provides medical scientists with the opportunity to continually update their professional knowledge through national and state scientific meetings, a scientific journal and newsletters and postgraduate programs, such as the Fellowship.

Go to www.aims.org.au


This Lab Tests Online-AU

This Lab Tests Online website is specifically designed for the Australian healthcare consumer. You can search for information about tests, for information about conditions and diseases and read about many other aspects of laboratory testing in our feature articles.

The features and services page explains how to get the most from this site. The Article index will give you an overview of what you can find there.

Go to: http://www.labtestsonline.org.au


The Pathology Associations Council

The Pathology Associations Council brings together representatives of the various organisations that are involved in Pathology service delivery, with a particular emphasis on professional issues such as workforce, training, professional development, quality and safety.

Go to :http://www.pathology.med.pro/index.html


NCOPPs

mission is to advance public pathology with:

  • the public;
  • the medical profession and their professional organisations; and
  • governments – States, Territories and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Go to: www.ncopp.org.au



Specimencare.com

APaN has entered into a strategic partnership with Specimencare.com to provide members with a valuable online source for education and data on the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing in clinical medicine.

APaN is pleased to announce this strategic alliance, supported by Becton Dickinson, which provides valuable resources such as articles, flowcharts, posters and other educational materials for all those involved in teaching professional skills to pre-analytical staff or those who simply want to ensure best practice.

Go to: http://www.specimencare.com