Training laboratory staff is essential. With different roles assigned to a diagnostic staff member, it is crucial to define the roles to each level for a better understanding of job responsibilities. After assigning it, it can be broken down into tasks to train them around it so as to improve performance.
For something critical like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to train your staff to handle both quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of lab operations.
Defining roles and responsibilities will allow you to set performance OKRs or KPIs level-wise that will further help in monitoring overall performance in the course of time. With performance metric analysis, you will be able to know which department or individual from the lab requires further training; especially in terms of LIMS usage and management.
Many LIMS vendors suggest that a robust lab solution maximizes staff productivity. Although, the problem lies in how to guide them to utilise the system effectively to ensure such results.
This is where a LIMS course becomes necessary.
How to train staff for LIS
Many laboratory businesses often believe that taking their staff to industry-focused campaigns or meeting with a lab/LIS consultant can help them train their staff to highlight certain aspects of lab management in a better way.
However, giving them hands-on experience is always a better choice. More importantly, it will help to determine how well they could grasp the knowledge-based understanding towards the future-ready systems utilised in the day-to-day diagnostic scenario. A LIS course can be widely useful for doing so.
“The LIMS training sessions really helped me a lot in understanding each part of the system and the uses of it.. Now, I can confidently use our software, clear the doubts of co-workers from my part.”
– Vani Praveen
Central Speciality Diagnostic Centre
Benefits of LIS courses for Laboratory Management
LIMS courses enable employee productivity and a better understanding of goal and performance metrics role-wise. Here are the benefits to look at –
- Enables training all levels of staff roles
- Build inhouse experts for various departments and functions
- Builds process compliance that further helps in achieving accreditations
- Helps comply with quality standards and follow SOPs
- Offers proper understanding of new-age solutions for lab management that can be leveraged for different departments or systems
- Enhances staff skills and performance
- Helps in handling real-time challenges & decision making