August 2018: FACT Update

By Content Administrator posted 08-02-2018 14:18


FACT Accreditation a Criterion for 2018-2019

Best Children’s Hospitals List

The U.S. News & World Report released the 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. The rankings help families of children with complex and rare conditions find medical care. The methodology used FACT accreditation as a criterion that represents high-quality, hospital-based care in the cancer specialty. A hospital was awarded one point if it was accredited by FACT as a pediatric or adult service provider for either autologous or allogeneic transplants. All hospitals on the Best Children’s Hospitals list for cancer are accredited by FACT. Congratulations to these hospitals!

See list of Best Children’s Hospitals

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Final Webinar in QM Series 8, Document Control

A Program’s Perspective: Controlling Different Types of Documents

The last webinar in the QM Series 8, Document Control, is on August 29, 2018, at 11:00 am ET. The entire document control process and system must be in place for all critical documents including labels, worksheets, and policies and procedures. Nicole Prokopishyn, PhD, Cellular Therapy Lab Director at Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, will explain the document control process of labels; Cynthia Morris, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Transplant Quality Program Manager at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will discuss the document control process of worksheets; and Natalia Lapteva, PhD at the Houston Methodist Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, will review the document control process of policies and procedures.

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Access the previous webinars in the QM Series 8: Document Control:

Document Control from Start to Finish (and back again)!

Staff Involvement in Document Control

The Digital Age Controlling Documents within an Electronic System

Purchase the entire series and receive a 15% discount.

The Cord Blood Education Day You Won’t Want to Miss

September 14, 2018

Join your cord blood colleagues for a day of presentations from renowned cord blood experts at the inaugural WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day! The day will highlight issues that affect cord blood banks’ abilities to optimize processes within a challenging environment.

Morning presentation topics include global perspectives of cord blood transplants, ethical dilemmas in cord blood banking, common FACT-NetCord accreditation citations, and an overview of the WMDA cord blood bank survey. The afternoon has two breakout sessions including a FACT inspector training track and a WMDA-NetCord & FACT cord blood quality boot camp track. We encourage banks to send multiple personnel to attend the various tracks as well as enlist a member to become a FACT inspector.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with the cord blood community and learn from experts in cord blood banking. Register today to join leading cord blood experts from around the world for a day of education and hands-on breakout sessions.

Register by August 31 and save $135!

Registration fees are waived for FACT inspectors and trainees. Apply to become a FACT inspector!

Save the Date for World Cord Blood Day – November 15, 2018

Join the Save the Cord Foundation for the second annual World Cord Blood Day.  The day will feature a free virtual conference. The program will include introductory presentations for the public and academic lectures led by renowned researchers and transplant physicians on the latest advances and treatments using cord blood. As an Inspiring Partner, FACT will share stories from cord blood banks and transplant programs about the importance of establishing quality systems in collection, banking, and transplant.  Expectant parents, healthcare professionals, and the public are invited to attend.

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FACT Accreditation Portal Training Sessions

In 2015, the FACT Technology Committee committed to replacing the FACTWeb Portal.  This April, the first users logged into the new FACT Accreditation Portal. Ten different organizations were selected to serve as beta testers and complete their applications in the new portal. With a successful beta test underway, the new FACT Accreditation Portal is scheduled for launch this September!

Online training opportunities are now available and include the following topics:

  • Performing an Inspection in the Portal
  • Completing a Compliance Application in the Portal
  • Completing an Annual/Renewal Report in the Portal

View all training sessions and register