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1/04/2016 New Error checking with data submission Version=16.03
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Outlier submissions
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Submissions more than 3 SD from the mean after data has been trimmed (>10 data points) will be flagged before the value is submitted. Users will have the opportunity to resubmit a value.
27/06/2015 Crosswords returns to FertAid Version=15.06
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A crossword as an educational tool is back
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FertAid has restored the monthly crossword as an educational tool under its new IVF eLeearning.com programme. Its free. Find it at http://www.fertaid.com/IVFTraining/TrainingCrossword.asp
11/05/2015 New IVFCPD module on Sperm Morphology Part 2. Version=15.05
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Understanding Sperm Morphology Part 2.
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A second IVFCPD module based on Roelof Menkvelds paper `Clinical Significance of the low normal sperm morphology value...`AJA (2010) has been released to help new trainees and scientists understand the evolution of sperm morphology low limits. This deals with reason why the normal morphology range is so low.
1/04/2015 New IVFCPD module on Sperm Morphology Version=15.04
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Understanding Sperm Morphology Part 1.
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A new IVFCPD module based on Roelof Menkvelds paper `Clinical Significance of the low normal sperm morphology value...`AJA (2010) has been released to help new trainees and scientists understand the evolution of sperm morphology low limits.
11/03/2015 FertAid Credit Units Version=5.03
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FertAid has developed a subscription/enrollments by credit points
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Can can now enrol as an indivdiual in the EQA modules using Fertaids New Credit Unit system. It allows Fertaid discount enrollments by buying more units and these can be used right across Fertaid E-Learnng modules including IVF training and IVF Challanges.
1/01/2015 Pre-Employment Challenge Version=15.1
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FertAid is developing a pre-employment challenge
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Using questions developed in IVF Training, FertAid is developing a pre-employment test to be used by clinics who are looking for new staff to complete during their assessment.
31/12/2014 Reference Laboratories Version=14.12
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FertAid is developing a subgroup of labs as a reference
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FertAid is developing the infrastructure to permit some staff in top laboratories to be used as a reference data set to act as a reference labaratory.
1/10/2014 IVF e-Learning - reference paper summary Version=14.10
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FertAid has developed a reference moduleform its IVF e-Learning
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Fertaid has combined several features of its IVF e-learning modules to develop a reference page that includes links, questions and IVF Interact commentaries. See IVF Tools->References
3/07/2014 IVFQuiz Version=14.07
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IVFQuiz under development
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IVFQuiz is a education orientated e-learning module where sets of test on basic or current information. Designed for students, new employees, and test for current awareness.see http://www.fertaid.com/IVFTraining/IVFTraining.asp
13/06/2014 IVFClinicMail Version=14.06
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Finally, FertAid is developing an online forum and review
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IVFClinicMail is a new module for FertAid allowing IVF Staff to participate in an environment for discussion, questions and review. It is available to all clinic staff including nurses and counsellors. Just follow the red icon.
27/05/2014 Streamlined Registation Version=14.05
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Consolidated registration process for QAPonline and IVDaily
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Previously Fertaid allowed several ways to register for some of the various modules but from 2014, there will only be a single registration process. This will permit members to move between all the FertAid modules including IVFdaily, IVFCPD, IVFInteract, IVFBenching, etc under one logon.
5/05/2014 IVFCPD gains ASPIRE/AIMS/SIRT approval Version=14.05
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IVFCPD modules gain 5 point ASPIRE/SIRT status
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SIRT members use ASPIRE (AIMS) as their professional development register. ASPIRE via SIRT has been acknowledged as an approved education scheme and allows 5 points per module. FertAid thanks SIRT for their support.
5/05/2014 Embryo Ranking Challenge Version=14.04
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FertAid has introduced a Best Embryo Ranking Award
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The Embryo ranking EQA module where participants are asked to rank embryo best to worst has been extended. FertAid can now sum each monthly release to prepare a summary of participants based upon the sum of their performance to establish a light-hearted award to the participant with the highest score at years end as the winner of the Best Embryo Ranking Award.
1/05/2014 2014 IVF Laboratory Census Version=14.05
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FertAid has opened the 2014 Lab census
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The annual laboratory Census has been opened. This census seeks to describe the most common protocols and procedures use by IVF Labs in 2014. Questions cover technical, protocols, new procedures,logistical problems issues.
21/02/2014 Laboratory WORM in monthly report Version=14.2
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A laboratory based WORM (Control Chart)
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A WORM Report (multiple standard Control Chart (Levi Jennings Plot)) is now available for each laboratory from the monthly emailed reports.Each point on each graph can now be clicked to open a summary of the selected month.
20/02/2014 ASPIRE approval Version=14.2
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FertAids IVFCPD modules have gained ASPIRE approval
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ASPIRE is an Australian Professional Development Body. FertAid`s IVFCPD modules now attract 5 CPD points per module. Worth a visit.
20/02/2014 Embryo Ranking Challenge Version=14.2
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Embryo Ranking Scheme expanded to find best
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FertAid operates a embryo ranking module where subscribers are asked to rank embryos by quality. A ranking score is calculated by comparing each submission to the consensus values. A new challenge is now available where the sum of all scores are compiled to find the worlds best embryologist!!
15/02/2014 New Laboratory Review Version=14.2
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A direct laboratory review of all EQA activity improved
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Previously access to an individual laboratory performance was somewhat complicated. FertAid has now rewritten the individual laboratory reports to provide direct access for the QAP Supervisors, and a one page WORM report of all EQA activity over 2 years with estimates of bias. Just follow the green zig-zag icon
10/02/2014 IVFDaily interface Version=14.2
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Fertaid has now added a direct link to IVFDaily outputs.
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Previously, IVFdaily was independent to QAPonline but following a new focus, Fertaid has now placed a direct link to IVFdaily listings within QAPonline. This new interface, allow a logged on browser to see the latest listings, review those that have been clicked on and allowed links to be bookmarked for instant recovery.
10/02/2014 IVFCDP module on IVF Witnessing. Version=14.2
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A New IVFCPD module has been released
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A new IVFCPD modules exploring the issues associated with witnessing of embryology samples has been prepared by Dr Steve Fleming.
5/02/2014 IVFCDP individual Access Version=14.2
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Individuals can now subscribe to IVFCPD
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FertAid has moved the subscription of the IVFCPD modules to the main Fertaid logon and has facilitated the easy subscription by individuals as well as group subscription providing access to all IVF staff through one easy subscription.
1/02/2014 IVFDaily Linakage Version=14.2
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Supervisor Management of IVFDaily Activity
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IVFDaily collects links to new publications, news and educational material and is distributed weekly to over 1600 subscribers. The management tool allows the supervisor to enroll staff to receive the weekly mailout and to document and print the activity of the clinics staff as proof of educational activity for accreditation purposes.
18/01/2014 LogBook Launched Version=V4.01
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Staff LogBook Launched
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A part of most accreditation and quality assurance programs, a clinic need to keep track of how many procedures each staff perform. FertAid has developed an on-line, universal logbook that allows you to keep on top of each staffs performance. As supervisor, you can make an annual activity list, allocate to each staff by year, approve their numbers and print lists.
6/01/2014 Pre-Set Audit Available. Version=14.01
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A unit of pre-set audits are available for accreditation.
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From the QAP Supervisors Tool box, FertAid has reworked a unique feature of QAPonline. Many critical questions are not marked as a Key Question. A number of pre-set questions can now be view by laboratory X QAP group and Laboratory Professionals. Add this feature to your labs audit list for accreditation!
3/01/2014 Global Enroll limited to previous activity Version=13.2
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Global enrollments refined to previous active users
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Previously, the global enrollment reproduced the previous years list. This sometimes meant that inactive staff were re-enrolled. QAPonline now limits automatic enrollments to those staff who were active in the previous year. The QAP Supervisor can still enroll remaining staff as appropiate
1/01/2014 EmbryoScope EQA Version=14.1
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EmbryoScope EQAusing MP4
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The EmbryoScope EQA has used MP4 file format. This will allow it to be used on iPads etc whereas Flash files cannot be played.
1/01/2014 EmbryoScope EQA Created Version=13.2
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An EQA for EmbryoScope Users
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An EQA schemes for the staff of clinics using an Embryoscope to select embryos. The scheme tests staff skills at determining time for critical cleavage events and grading blastocysts.
1/01/2014 EmbryoScope Ranking EQA Version=13.2
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Embryos from Embryoscope are ranked
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This EQA scheme is for staff of clinics using an EmbryoScope to select embryos for transfers. Participants are asked to rank 4 embryos and asked if each embryo would be cryopreserved.
1/01/2014 Benchmarking program linked to QAPonline Version=13.2
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Access to IVFBenchmarking is now via QAPonline
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FertAid has now provided access to IVFbenchmarking though QAPonline. You need to register with QAPonline and create a QAP group. All supervisors can now access IVF Benchmarking using scripted code that makes you data anonymous.
1/01/2014 IVFCPD modules linked to QAPonline series Version=13.2
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Where appropriate, EQA modules now have a IVFCPD link
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Where appropriate, EQA modules now have a IVFCPD link. This is relevant to those EQA modules that ask the browser to grade an embryo according the the new ESHRE/ALPHA guidelines.
18/12/2013 Staff LogBook under development Version=13.2
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An online staff logbbook is being developed.
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A staff logbook is under development by FertAid that will allow a supervisor to make an annual activity list and individualise the list to each staff member. When completed, the supervisor can approve the number of activities and print lists for accreditation by staff or activity. Some KPI stats may be available as well.
12/10/2013 Action/Followup CAR feature Version=13.01
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An Action/Followup feature has been included.
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All QMS should have an action/follow-up feature [CAR or critical action Response] to allow supervisors to mark an observation or event and to clarify the response or action to it. QAPonline now allows a supervisor to mark a staff performance with an CAR flag and to document its followup. Individual Staff performance can be flagged and reviewed and updated from Supervisors menu
1/10/2013 IVFCPD Modules Version=13.01
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IVF CPD Modules are now linked to QAPonline
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IVF CPD Modules are now linked to QAPonline. FertAid has been developing the capability to deliver Continuous Professional Development Education modules to all IVF Staff via a single Annual Bundled subscription encompassing both QAPonline EQA subscriptions and CPD modules.
11/10/2012 The Worm has arrived. Version=10.04
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A performance worm is available.
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A graphical representation of a participants performance is available. It shows in a graphical manner the SD from the mean for the last 30 submissions. This is available to each participant and the QAP Supervisor.
10/10/2012 Limits of data updates. Version=10.4
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QAPonline limits updates to the master register
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The mean and SD of each quiz is updated daily or after a new submission has been received. While previous schemes may be access for training purposes, the master file that stores the means and SD will not be updated after 12 months of access.
10/10/2012 Halosperm now 12 releases from 2013 Version=10.4
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The Halosperm EQA in 2013 now has 12 releases
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In 2011-2012, the Halosperm EQA had 4 releases each year. With increased participation, this has now been extended to 12 monthly QA tasks bringing it in line with other EQA schemes.
8/08/2012 New Release Reporting Facility Version=10.2
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After completing each release, a new report can provide a general summay
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After a participant has completed all the questions in any release (or installment), selecting REPORT provides a statistical summary of one performance.
1/08/2012 Ultrasound Updated Version=10.3
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Images and tools have been updated for US
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The follicle and endometrial EQA schemes have new images,larger calibration measures and masked images that display how the follicle or endometrium were measured by the original scanner.
10/11/2011 Halopserm EQA now part of Andrology/Global IVF Version=10.2
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Halsosperm EQA now globalised
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Previously, the Halosperm EQA was provided as a separate EQA Schemes. From 2012, this EQA is now available as part of the bundled IVF Global and Andrology EQA schemes
11/10/2011 Ultrasound EQA now tracks the selected image Version=10.2
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Ultrasound EQA now tracks the selected image
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Ultrasound EQA now tracks the selected image. This means that when completed, you will be able to identify how your measurements varied by which image was selected.
28/09/2011 EQA Methodology Created Version=10.1
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Replies can be based upon methodology
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Mainly in response to the EQA Endocrine schemes, QAPonline has developed the concept of methodology tagged data entry.
7/07/2011 Flash Video introduced Version=10.1
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Flash Video standard for QAPonline
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After many years of trying to accommodate different operating systems, thanks to YouTube etc, most systems now will play a flash video format. Increasingly, motility and ASAB EQA will use Flash format as the preferred vehicle.
1/04/2011 Sperm DNA HALOSPERM EQA released Version=10.1 [see link]
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QAPonline releases a preliminary HALOSPERM EQA
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In conjunction with Dr Marc Van Den Beurgh, QAPonline has released a 4 installment EQA scheme for detection of Sperm DNA by the HALOSPERM diagnosis method.
6/01/2011 IVFDaily Introduced Version=10.1 [see link]
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FertAid has remodelled FertAid News to a separate domain www.IVFDaily.com The site aims to provide workers in Reproductive sciences with current news and publications as part of ongoing education program. Join for a weekly mail email distribution.
22/01/2010 New Menu Structure Version=9.5
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Chamges to the QAPonline menu format.
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Changes are slowly being implemented in the Menu structure after you have logged on. This is part of a 2010 series of improvements to QAPonline.
22/01/2010 FertAid Mail Version=9.5
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FertAid Mail Distributions.
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From late 2009, FertAid has been developing a weekly mail-out to interested participants. The mail-out contains hyper links to news and publications of relevance to ART staff. Selection of a hyper link flags your interest in the topic for professional development records.
1/01/2010 Laboratory managers accreditation reports. Version=9.5
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Laboratory managers have access to Laboratory Reports
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Changes to the Laboratory Accreditation reports now mean that if staff marked as Laboratory Managers can now access the laboratory reporting modules in preparation for accreditation. Please note that summary fields will need to be updated before reporting.
10/07/2009 Credit Card Facilities Available Version=9.4
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Subscription Payments can now be made by Credit Card
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FertAid has now established Credit Card Payment facilities. This means that subscribers may complete a subscription and payment online. This allows automatic access to the quality assurance schemes.
8/01/2009 Automatic enrollments - Supervisor Options. Version=9.3
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The supervisor can enroll all staff in one go
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If there have been no enrollments in a new year, the supervisor can select to re-enroll all staff at the same level as in the previous year. This option only works if there has been a subscription in the previos year. In the supervisor menu, Select Enrol staff and select a scheme. At the end of the list is the option to PROCEED to automatic enrollments. If one staff member has enrolled, the option is not available.
7/01/2009 News Hyperlinks Version=9.3
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FertAid now has hyperlinks to recent newspaper articles.
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There are numerous newspaper articles some of which are of interest. FertAid has created a table of hyperlinks to selected articles discovered on the Internet.
15/11/2008 New Monthly Reporting Version=9.2
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Monthly QAP reporting modified
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The Supervisors Monthly reporting module has been modified to display the QA data for each scheme by month. This will allow better production of reporting and auditing.
9/09/2008 Trimmed Means Version=9.1
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Group means are now reported as trimmed means
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Group means are now reported as trimmed means of Key Questions. QAPonline has instituted a trimmed means policy for all professional data sets ie for replies from enrollments listed as actively involved in the subject of the QA scheme. The trimmed means will be calculated from the replies that fall within 2 SD of the original mean after outliers of greater than 4Sd have been removed.
1/09/2008 T estimate between means Version=9.1
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Clinic and group means now compared by T-Test
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Clinic and group means now compared by T-Test. In the monthly statistic page, the clinic mean for professionals is now compared by T-test to the reference populaiton. This will change with which reference group that has been selected.
6/06/2007 Secure Connection Available Version=8.1
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Participants may enter via a secure connection
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While most activities do not warrant a secure connection, some such as company reviews, may benefit from more privacy. From 4/6/2007, a secure conncection is available to all participants.
6/06/2007 FertAid has moved to SQL Server Database Version=8.1
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QAPonline now based on SQL Server.
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It has taken a while but QAPonline has finally moved from ACCESS to SQLSERVER database.
4/06/2007 History of IVF Version=8.1 [see link]
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A chronology of IVF under Utilities
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QAPonline has started a chronology of Reproductive Sciences and IVF as part of a general education portofolio. Access is via Utilities.
1/01/2006 Draft Atlas of Embryology Version=7.1
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A draft atlas is being developed for general viewing.
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Accessed from front page via HELP/Tutorial/Training/Atlas, an inital series of images of human oocytes and embryos have been created.
1/01/2006 Name Security Version=7.1
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Profile Option to allow User name to be masked on page
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Using profile option, each user may select to mask their surname from the header display. This allows the page to be printed for various purposes without their name and ID being displayed.
1/01/2006 Security Option Version=7.1
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User selected security option.
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Using the profile option, each user may selectan option to only allow viewing if the user has logged on for the specific session. A session variable is compared to the users register record for compatiability of a unique and changing number. If they so not coincide, thenthe browser cannot see the page. This means that using the Internet history display to access a page will not work.
1/01/2006 New QC sub group - experienced users. Version=7.1
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Each scheme is tagged with the date of competency
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When enrolling in any scheme, the user is asked to define the year of first competency. This will be used to provide each user with a new subgroup in analysis - grandfather status.
1/01/2006 Page Speed Variable Version=7.1
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Page loading speed can be set from User Profile
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To improve page loading speed, Users may select fast (less information) or slower (more information) for those summary pages including Installment and Results pages. See the Page Speed Notation at the top of these pages. Up and Down blue arrows allow users to migrate up and down the list of installments.
1/01/2006 Outstanding Questions Page Modifications Version=7.1
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The page listing outstanding questions have been changed.
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The page listing outstanding questions gets slower as the year progresses (more questions to check). This has been changed to review only questions in the selected month/year combination. This has significantly improved page speed and less impact on other users.
1/01/2006 Multi embro selection changes Version=7.1
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There have been changes in the way multiple embryos are displayed.
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The 2 human embryo schemes that contain images of multiple embryos for ranking have been changed in 2006 whereby a larger animated GIF file containing several images through each embyro now allows for better selection power.
7/08/2005 QAPonline Tutorial Version=6.1
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A online tutorial is now available.
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A draft online tutorial on how to use QAPonline can be accessed from the main menu
1/01/2005 Improved Pronuclear Scoring System Version=5.1
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Pronuclear QAP scheme now has a PN scoring system
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The previous Pronuclear QA sheme used a qualatitive grading system. In order to allow performance assessment, an extended scoring sytem based upon Scotts grading has been inroduced.
1/01/2005 QH&S in Liquid nitrogen handling Version=5.1
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A OH&S LN safety scheme has been developed for 2005
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A OH&S LN safety scheme has been developed for 2005. Using Taylor-Whartons safety manual issued with each dewar as a guide, a series of QA questions have been developed to explore one knowledge of OH&S issues with LN.
1/01/2005 Glossary and Crosswords Version=5.1
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A trial crossword has been developed as an educational tool.
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A trial crossword has been developed as an educational tool. Found in the Educational folder, select a crossword and see how you go in completing it. All the words are found in the glossary.
1/01/2005 New Ultrasound images Version=5.1
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Ultrasound now uses, videos, GIF files and more images
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Ultrasound now uses, videos, GIF files and more images. In 2005, QAPonline plans to use images collected from a video image of a follicle scan. Individual images are collected from the selected video image and used to provide the subscriber more images to select from to estimate a follicles diameter. This closer apprximates what happens in real time scanning.
1/01/2005 QAP Training Group Version=5.2
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QAPonline has created a training group for students.
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In response to a number of enquries, QAPonline has created a new QAP group - FertAid Training School - that will use the 2004 QAP schemes as a template for individuals to enrol as a student only and complete the QAP Schemes assessment tasks. This may help individuals seeking employment in IVF to gain experience in sperm and embryo grading and current professionals to gain additional professional development skills.
9/09/2004 Initial CV Profile Version=4.5
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Maintain your CV using QAPonline
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GO to Profile and Select CV. At present, you may list all your meeting and training session for your CV. This can be added anywhere in the world. It is designed to allow you to develop and maintin your list of meeting and training session and also allow your QAP Supervisor to ultimately generate a Company Education and Training Profile for the QAP group -this may be useful for accreditation and other reviews.
1/09/2004 New Data Entry Format Version=4.5
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Multi Question Data Entry Page
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QAPonline has introduced a multi question submission page. This allow all questions attached to one Quiz to be submitted at the one time. But please be careful and check your answers please.
9/01/2004 New resizable image Version=4.5
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4 Size options for images
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On selected question pages, QAPonline is trialling a resizable image for the quiz. This allow one to view all the questions and resize the image if needed to clarify an answer. Four options exist.In the Quiz Option, SELECT SUbmit Replies to see how it works.
8/01/2004 Upgrade to unusual embryo scheme. Version=4.4
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Reply and comment added to unusual embryo scheme
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The scheme HE2002C that displays 4 unusual or abnormal embryos has been updated with the standard reply rourtines found in the current embryology schemes. If you are already enrolled, you can now add your intrepretations to what makes these embryos unusual!!
4/01/2004 QC Testing online Version=4.3
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The facility to list online a clinics internal QC testing of media and consumables is available.
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A new feature of the QC components of QAPonline has been developed in relation to recent concerns of media toxicity. The feature, QC Testing, allows clinics to list their Internal QC testing of media and consumables in a data defined manner. This will allow other browsers to check if their lot number of products are OK if the testing has been carried out elsewhere.
3/01/2004 Draft Infection Control Scheme Version=4.3
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A draft infection control QC scheme is available
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A draft, preliminary QA scheme to explore the knowledge base for infection control has been developed in conjunction with PIVET Medical Centre.
1/01/2004 Consultant Viewing of scheme Version=4.2
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QAP-online now allows for consultants to view the images and questions of the entire scheme
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As QAP-online move towards ISO and NATA accreditation, the facility has been provided whereby the consultants who act as a peer review position may now examine all the images and questions (without providing an answer) for the entire scheme. Whereas, each subscriber must wait until the start of each new month to see and reply to each instalment, the consultants can now provide valuable feedback on the quality of the material and the appropiateness? Of each question.
1/01/2004 Embryo Scoring Version=4.2
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In 2004, a calculated embryo scoring system has been introduced.
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A major criticism of the embryo QA schemes was that the score provided by the particiapants was somewhat arbitary and based on a value QAP-online allocated to each embryo grade. In 2004, QAP-online has developed a concept of the Embryo Score Parameter whereby after all the questions have been answered, the site calculates a score based upon the participants replies. It is this score that is used for QA assessments.
10/10/2003 Staff Year To Date Summaries. Version=4.1
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QAP Supervisors - Staff Year To Date Summaries.
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The Supervisor based Staff Sumamries have been upgraded to allow a one page summary of each staff members activity and performance for all enrolled schemes in the current year. Data drilling allows for each scheme to be accessed if required. Select QAP SUPERVISOR/REPORTS/STAFF KEY REPORTS/STAFF LISTS to select a staff member.
10/10/2003 Multiple Video Options Version=4.1
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In schemes such as sperm motility, multiple scans of the slide are available
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When the QA scheme requires more than a single video, QaP-online now allows for multiple videos of the same sample to be viewed in either avi, mpg or mov formats
1/10/2003 QAP Quality SubGroups Version=3.1
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Society or Regional QA Subgroups Available
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QAP Supervisors now have the facility to create, manage and join specific QA groups for defined QA comparisons. The sub groups are a subset of the world wide professional level submissions to QAP online and may be used for country or society based QA activities. To access this option, QAP supervisors should select JOIN QAP ASSOCIATIONS from the QAP Supervisors menu.
1/10/2003 QAP CoSupervisors Version=3.2
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QAP CoSupervisors now available.
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QAP_online has been asked by several clinics to allow access to the QAP Supervisors reports by other staff members. The QAP supervisor can now mark a staff member as a COSUPERVISOR. This allows the staff member to review the results of the clinics QA and individual staff members QA Activities without access to the maintainence folders available to the QA Supervisor.
10/01/2003 Customised Question List Version=3.2
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QAP Supervisors can customise the question list
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QAP Supervisors can now mark questions in each discipline in which they have enrolled to be required for completion or answered at each staff members discretion. Some QAP supervisors have remarked that not all questions form part of their normal laboratory protocol and therefore should not form part of their laboratories QA program. By marking questions as complusory, staff members now need only reply to these questions if they wish. The remaining questions are still available but can be answered for their own ongoing education.
1/01/2003 Follicle Diameter Assessment Version=2.5
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A QA scheme for Follicle Measurement is Available.
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A QA scheme focusing on the estimation of follicle diameters is available. This scheme is designed for IVF clinics who use follicle estimation as a primary tool for decision making. The scheme seeks to provide medical providers that the staff providing ultrasound assessment are uniform in their assessments.
12/12/2002 QAP-online for 2003 now available. Version=2.4
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QA schemes in Andrology and Embryology for 2003 now available.
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The QA schemes in sperm morphology and motility and in early and late embryology are now available for subscription.
12/12/2002 Individual Summary - All schemes Version=2.4
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A one page summary for all schemes is now available.
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QAP-online has now released a one page summary of an individuals performance for each scheme that contains a QAP question. The summary documents the number of installments answered, the distribution of each reply in SD units from the mean, a goodness of fit for the distribution and an estimate of bias for each scheme. The presentation is dynamic and updates the data each time the page is requested.
12/12/2002 Quick List of QAP only Outstanding questions. Version=2.5
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Quick List of QAP only Outstanding questions.
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Some participants may wish to only reply to the QAP marked questions. These questions form the basis of QC/QA reporting of individual and clinic performance. Simply select outstanding questions and select QAP questions only to see the list of unanswered QAP questions. In the way, if you are in a hurry to complete the monthly exercises, this may help. QAP-online encourages you to go back and complete the remaining questions at your leisure.
12/12/2002 Embryo Fragmentation Scheme Version=2.5
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A scheme to assessment embryo fragmentation is available for 2003.
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A scheme to assessment embryo fragmentation is available for 2003. The scheme has only 1 question: What is the % fragmenttion in this embryo. The question is QAP marked. This means that the QC reporting features of QAP-online - SD variation from the mean and full summary reports for each staff member and for your clinic are available.
11/11/2002 QAP-online Annual Summary Version=2.4
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QAP-online Annual Summary
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The QAP-supervisor now may review the performance of the clinic from a single page report. The report summarises the results of all installments in each QA scheme the clinic is enrolled in. The assessment for goodness of fit and bias is generated online.
11/11/2002 QA Schemes for 2003 Available Version=2.4
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The QA Schemes for 2003 are now available
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The QA schemes in sperm morphology and motility and in early and late embryology are now available for subscription.
19/09/2002 Fertility Counsellors Ongoing Education Scheme Version=2.3
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Fertility Counsellors Ongoing Education Scheme
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Fertility Counsellors Ongoing Education Scheme. Hosted by Mr Henry Wellsmore, the ongoing education scheme for fertility counsellors is designed to provide a interactive professional developmentenvironment by supplying monthly scenarios to discuss online.
9/09/2002 AVI Motility Video Images Version=2.3
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A new format for sperm motility videos has been intorduced
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A new AVI format for the sperm motility videos has been released. The new format files are all under 1MB and should take about 3-4 minutes to download if you do not have a broadband connection. This means there are now 3 video formats to choose from. - hope it helps !
9/09/2002 QAP Supervisors Reporting for each release Version=2.3
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Supervisor can now summarise each release results
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To meet ILAC requirments, QAP-online has provided the facility for the QAP supervisor to create a summary report for each release for each scheme and to mark the preformance of the staff completing the QAP from very satisfactory to requiring urgent attention. This report is available to all staff in the company who are enrolled in the scheme when they review their results.
9/09/2002 Sperm Counter Available. Version=2.3
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A sperm counter is now available for use with the slide show.
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Following the introduction of the image slide show for estimation of % normal forms in the sperm morphlogy QA scheme, a on screen counter is now available. One can count the number of abnormalities per sperm and the counter computes the % normal forms and the TZI. All you have to do is add the data to the QA scheme.
12/07/2002 Internal Comments Version=2.2
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Comments can now be mark for Internal QA group only
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After all questions have received a reply, browsers may make a comment on the questions,image or other information available to all browsers or only those who are members of your Internal QAP group.
7/07/2002 Peer Review Version=2.2
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Replies may be compared to peer subscribers
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A new type of subscription has been introduced where selected subscribers are invited to participate at a peer level. This means that your replies may be compared to a group of participants whose views may be considered to reflect the current best practice/ opinion.
7/07/2002 Spem Morhohology Slide Show Version=2.2
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A slide show is now available for sperm morphology
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Replacing the original animated GIF files, the sperm morphology QA scheme now uses a slide show to display individual images of sperm for assessment for sperm morphology. Browsers are able to scan each image at their own pace and to move forwards and backwards at their leisure.
12/06/2002 Clinic Outcome QA Scheme Available Version=2.1
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A QA scheme to benchmark your clinical outcomes now available.
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The clinical QA scheme is designed to address quality assurance in clinical outcomes. The scheme monitors ova, fertilisation and embryo utilisation as a function of egg recoveries. The primary QA key for this scheme is embryo utilisation, that is how many embryos are used per embryo created. The scheme is intentionally monitoring only a limited number of factors in the first 1-2 years. Information is calculated before data entry in this scheme. You will need to prepare the number of ova recoveries, the average oocytes/OPU,the average 2PN embryos/OPU,the average number of embryos transferred/ ET, the average number of embryos frozen/OPU and the average number of embryos utilised/OPU. Monthly data entry allows for internal QC reporting and external QA comparisons.
12/06/2002 New Sperm Morphology QA Scheme Version=2.1
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Tygerberg Strict Criteria QA scheme now available
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QAP-online has now released a QA scheme to review sperm morphology by the Tygerberg Strict Criteria. The scheme displays 2 images each month, one to identify if several spermatozoa are normal and the other, an animated file to assess the % normal forms. Full reporting facilities are available on the latter image.
12/06/2002 Antisperm Antibody Survey Available Version=2.1
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Dr David Kay, Uni Newcastle, has compiled a survey on antisperm antibody protocols.
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A survey of current protocols and procedures on antispem antibody assessment has been placed on the QAP-online site for scientists involved on this field to complete. It takes about 5 minutes to answer the questions and the results can be viewed at any time in the Survey Summary Page of the QAP-online site.
10/06/2002 New Company Page Version=2.1
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New Company page available
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When a QAP supervisor creates a compnay record for an Internal QAP group, all participants in the group now see a separate company page.
2/04/2002 QAP-online Laboratory Comparison. Version=2.0
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QAP-online has released a free Laboratory Comparison for Embryologists to join.
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The comparison was developed to provide embryologists with a snapshop of what are the current procedures and practices in IVF clinics around the world. It is confidential and easy to complete and produces information available to all participants on the proportion of scientists using different protocols. The numbers will change as new participants enroll. It is hoped that a similar survey may be created each year. The questions are largely multiple choice with uncomplicated options but there may be other questions or options of interest to you that can be added later. Please contact FertAid. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
1/03/2002 QAP-online Welcomes You. Version=2.0
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As February, 2002, QAP-online is available for IVF laboratory scientist to participate in one or more of the QAP schemes available.
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QAP-online, a development of FertAid Pty Ltd, was created to provide reproductive scientsis with an educational and quality assurance tool to ensure the highest level of skills are available for IVF and the reproductive sciences n general. The Internet, while not without its limitations, is a unique vechile for scientists around the world to interact. The interaction is at your convenience and is confidential ( as much as the Internet can be private). QAP-online welcomes your comments and suggestions.
29/01/1900 IVFCPD Supervisor modules Version=14.2
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FertAid has added a Supervisor module to IVFCPD
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IVFCPD is a new series of on-line leaning modules. A supervisor module has now been installed to all the supervisor to subscribe providing clinic-wide access, on-line enrolling of staff and review of enrolments and completion of each module as well as printing annual activity for accreditation. This will provide PROOF of ongoing educational activity
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