Audit & consulting > IVI consultancies
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The Main goal of this part is to offer external consultancy services to ART units worldwide in Andrology and Embryology laboratories, by IVI experts: highly specialized professionals with a wide IVF running and setup experience, able to move for a period to the laboratories to be evaluated and counselled. Troubleshooting, QC&QA, Performance auditing, and IVF labs design are some of the covered areas.
Recommended consultancy time described below.
8-10 IVI experts, at a rate of 4-5 consultancies per year.
We offer four different audits’ modules:
After the embryology training, a senior embryologist (Auditor) makes a follow up visit to check the adaptation of the trainee, also helping and supporting the first IVF series. One week in situ.
Designed for advising a clinic constructed from scratch with our experience (Auditors)
Set up (at distance):
- a. Lab design
- b. Construction materials
- c. Equipment selection
Start off (in situ):
1-2 weeks stay of a senior embryologist to check lab conditions and supervise the first cycles.
It consists in a basic inspection of the IVF lab including:
- Media and other products
- Quality of standard procedures
- Personnel organization
- General indicators (pregnancy, implantation, live birth rates,…)
- Procedural indicators (fertilization rates, cleavage rates, embryo scores,…)
- Efficiency indicators (time lags, incident reports,…)
Much of this audit depends on the quality of the clinics. (Quality auditors)
After a 3 day visit and the data analysis a written report is presented to the clinic. Follow up is performed 3, 6 and 12 months after visit.
It is an extension of the previous audit in two more days, where different preventive measures are introduced to help starting a successful total quality management. The different issues are introduced and follow up is revised 3, 6 and 12 months after visit. Quality auditors.
- a. Risk management (a priori analysis)
- b. Troubleshooting (a posteriori analysis)
- c. Staff control and management
- d. Data management
- e. Embryo policy
- f. Accreditation
Auditor: highly experienced andrologist/embryologist with at least 5 years of clinical senior experience.
Quality auditor: highly experienced andrologist/embryologist with total quality management experience.