AABC Toolkit - CLIA Compliance for Birth Centers

AABC Toolkit - CLIA Compliance for Birth Centers

This toolkit is designed to help birth center administrators and clinical/laboratory directors to understand CLIA regulations and set up their laboratories for proficient testing and continuous compliance with CLIA rules and best practices. It includes a recorded webinar, training modules for staff, quality assurance and quality control templates, compliance checklists and additional resources to support the success of every birth center lab. (2020)

The toolkit includes:

  • CLIA Compliance: A Guide for Administrators and Lab Directors [recorded webinar]
  • Laboratory Personnel Position Descriptions [template]
  • Understanding the Birth Center Laboratory: Part 1. Point of Care Tests [Birth Center Onboarding Training]
  • Understanding the Birth Center Laboratory: Part 2. Provider Performed Microscopy [Birth Center Onboarding Training]
  • Competency Assessment Form [template]
  • CLIA Compliance Checklist and Audit Tools [audit tools]
  • Point of Care Communication Tool [template]
  • Temperature Logs [template]
  • Glucometer QC Log [template]
  • Urine Dipstick QC Log [template]
  • Provider Performed Microscopy: A Focus on Quality Practices [link (PDF)]
  • To Test or Not to Test: Considerations for Waived Testing [link (PDF)]
  • CLIA Certificate Application [link]
  • Additional Information on Obtaining a CLIA Certificate [link]
  • State and Regional Office Contacts [link]
  • Lists of Waived Tests [link]

Support provided by the Yellow Chair Foundation.

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