We all realize that bringing a new piece of equipment into our highly regulated blood center or transfusion service involves a lot more than just “plug and play”, but what exactly is required? This session will address the necessary steps and documentation that it takes to qualify, validate, and implement new equipment, from a simple transport cooler all the way up to a complicated analyzer. Practical examples of plans and tools will be shared to help you develop an appropriate plan, streamline the process, and be confident with the implementation of your next new piece of equipment!
Review the accreditation and regulatory requirements for new equipment.
Discuss the practical step-by-step processes needed for a successful equipment implementation project.
Describe how change management plays an important role in ensuring that nothing gets overlooked.
Apply shared examples of various plans and tools to help guide the validation and equipment implementation process.