FertAid understands that many (most) IVF Clinics are busy and isolated. Increasingly, they are asked to meet rising accreditation standards and a more educated and demanding clients.
The staff in IVF Clinics, medical professionals, nursing and coordinators, scientists, counsellors and administrative are always occupied and have limited opportunities to meet with other IVF professionals - mainly at conferences or regional meetings.
Finally, IVF Clinics need to increase their success rate, minimise adverse outcomes and stay in touch with new trends and information.
The key is both in quality management and in education and training. It was true in 1978 and remains true today. To help you meet some of these demands, FERTAID as developed several tools to help your clinics performance and education.
FERTAID has developed THREE strands to assist your clinic professional development and knowledge.
QAPonline - Quality Assurance and Competency in Andrology, Embryology and Ultrasound.
IVF eLearning - a collection of education and training tools for all IVF Staff-
IVF TOOLS - a collections of online tools
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND COMPETENCY
QAPonline - an integrated and innovative approach to quality assurance for visual skills for embryology, andrology and ultrasound
IVFDaily - a weekly summary of news and recent publications and occasional reviews
IVFCPD - a new and developing way to encourage staff education through a Continuous Professional Development program designed for all IVF Clinic staff.
IVFINTERACT - a web site where one can post enquires or discussions. IVFmail uses it to make comments on the mail postings.
IVF TRAINING - a growing number of modules containing questions for education - Q&A format for testing staffs knowledge. Can be sued by companies to induction training and ongoing professional development.
IVF BenchMark - a tool allowing laboratories to confidentially and anonymously compare Key Performance Indicators [KPI]
IVF logBook - Log your staffs quarterly activity for competency and accreditation.
IVFLabonline - allows IVF Staff to be aware of current and new products that may be of interest.
One simple registration creates a Clinic (QAP) group, allows one staff member to act as the Clinic Supervisor who can register and enroll staff in quality assurance and education modules, review performance and oversea the quality programme.
One simple subscription provides access to all EQA and education.
FertAid Policy Manual. FertAid has been developed to confirm to the ISO/IEC 17043 standard. FertAid is recognized Provider of external quality assurance in the reproductive sciences by NATA [Australia].
How to start using QAPonline
Welcome to FertAid - where quality Matters
Quality and Education Tools for Reproductive Scientists
"As far as practicable, all staff involved in testing patient's samples must participate in the QAP with records kept." [NATA Supplementary requirements for accreditation]