With the transition to any new hematology system, there are differences that need to be factored into the training plan for operators as well as your customers – clinicians and referring physicians – that use the results to support their decision making. Key stakeholders throughout the organization may have questions regarding the new hematology system and recommend that they are included in your training consideration.
An example of potential training topics and key stakeholders to include are provided in the table below.
|Understanding the features and capabilities of the your hematology system and differences relative to your current system||x||x||x||x|
|Basic instrument operations||x||x||x|
|QC management and how to use moving averages||x||x|
|Interpreting the clinical significance of scatterplots||x||x||x||x|
|The principles of your new hematology system flagging performance||x||x|
|Bringing it all together: the reviews of your unique cases||x||x||x|
|Accreditation and assessing your SOPs||x||x||x|
|An overview of middleware use and operation||x||x||x|
|The clinical significance and value of new parameters||x||x||x|
|The basics of hematology||x||x||x||x|
To meet your institution’s unique educational requirements, work with your provider and your team to develop customized courses to help streamline the transition to your new hematology system.