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Laboratory Services  

Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Laboratory Package Training

Class Schedule & Registration

Class Descriptions

Introduction to Use and Maintenance of the Laboratory Package (Version 5.2)

Course Description: This Course is designed as an introduction to the Laboratory Package for those individuals who have been assigned responsibility for implementing and maintaining the Laboratory Package at their site. Participants will be introduced to the automated processes associated with ordering, accessioning, resulting and reporting laboratory data via hands-on training. In addition, participants will be introduced to laboratory file structure and maintenance for configuring the database to the workflow at their facility and to provide ongoing support of the laboratory package.

Prerequisite: None. While computer expertise is not required for this course, familiarity with computer systems and the RPMS system is highly recommended.

Intermediate Laboratory Training: System Development and Management

Course Description: This course is designed for experienced users of the Laboratory Package who are interested in adding additional functionality. It is an intermediate level course for those individuals who have been assigned responsibility for implementing and maintaining the Laboratory Package at their site. Participants will be provided a full overview of barcode label printing, development of load/worklist and autoinstrument files for unidirectional and bidirectional instrument interfaces. Use of VA FileMan for editing, searching, and printing information from the Laboratory files, setting up the Microbiology module, implementing workload Laboratory Management Index Program (LMIP), menu management, and common troubleshooting will also be included.

Prerequisite: Must have attended the introductory lab training and currently be using the lab package

Reference Laboratory Interface Training

Course Description: The reference laboratory interface project is a joint effort by Cimarron Medical Informatics and the IHS Office of Information Technology (OIT) to develop a user friendly interface between commercial laboratory vendors and IHS laboratories to transmit and receive laboratory results via VPN networks. The interface will be available in either a uni-directional mode or a bi-directional interface mode. Sites that elect to utilize the uni-directional mode will only be able to receive laboratory results without electronic ordering capability available through the IHS laboratory package. A bi-directional interface will allow a facility to electronically transmit and receive lab results through the IHS laboratory package and have results viewable through the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Prerequisite: Laboratory or IT staff wishing to attend should be proficient in use of the RPMS Laboratory package, have attended Basic or Intermediate lab package training, and have a good understanding of RPMS as well as database and file maintenance for the Laboratory Package Since limited seating is available, we would like to have no more that 2 people from each site. Laboratory or IT staff wishing to attend should be proficient in use of the RPMS Laboratory package and have a good understanding of RPMS as well as database and file maintenance for the Laboratory Package.

Class Registration

Contact
Kimberlee Crespin-Richards
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Phone: (505) 248-4128

Location
Indian Health Service
5300 Homestead Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Fee: No Registration Fee.

Class Size: 18 Students/Session. Classes must have a minimum of ten (10) students or they will be canceled. For additional information, please contact Kimberlee Crespin-Richards at (505) 248-4128.