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  1. Radiotherapy quality assurance review in a multi-center randomized trial of limited-disease small cell lung cancer: the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) trial 0202

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    The purpose of this study was to analyze the radiotherapy (RT) quality assurance (QA) assessment in Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 0202, which was the first trial that required on-going RT QA review in the JCOG. JCOG 0202 was a multi-center phase III trial comparing two types of consolidation chemotherapy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy for limited-disease small cell lung cancer. RT requirements included a total dose of 45 Gy/30 fx (bis in die, BID/twice a day) without heterogeneity correction; elective nodal irradiation (ENI) of 30 Gy; at least 1 cm margin around the clinical target volume (CTV); and interfraction interval of 6 hours or longer. Dose constraints were defined in regards to the spinal cord and the lung. The QA assessment was classed as per protocol (PP), deviation acceptable (DA), violation unacceptable (VU), and incomplete/not evaluable (I/NE). A total of 283 cases were accrued, of which 204 were fully evaluable, excluding 79 I/NE cases. There were 18 VU in gross tumor volume (GTV) coverage (8% of 238 evaluated); 4 VU and 23 DA in elective nodal irradiation (ENI) (2% and 9% of 243 evaluated, respectively). Some VU were observed in organs at risk (1 VU in the lung and 5 VU in the spinal cord). Overall RT compliance (PP + DA) was 92% (187 of 204 fully evaluable). Comparison between the former and latter halves of the accrued cases revealed that the number of VU and DA had decreased. The results of the RT QA assessment in JCOG 0202 seemed to be acceptable, providing reliable results

  2. 7 CFR 90.102 - Quality assurance review.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) COMMODITY LABORATORY TESTING PROGRAMS INTRODUCTION Quality Assurance § 90.102 Quality assurance review. (a) Each laboratory performing tests...

  3. Quality assurance in higher education: A review of literature

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    Ryan, Tricia

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present a general view and a brief literature review of the main aspects related to quality assurance in global higher education. It provides an overview of accreditation as a mechanism to ensure quality in higher education, examines models of QA, and explores the concept of quality. In addition, this paper provides a review of research on the effectiveness of quality assurance practices, with a particular focus on student involvement with quality assurance. In rev...

  4. The management role in quality assurance and utilization review

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    This presentation covers a variety of concepts concerning quality assurance and utilization review as they relate to health care in general and, specifically, to radiology. Quality assurance has been a major part of health care for several years and has developed into the primary objective of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals. The historical perspective, an analysis of its changes, and how the process is currently used are presented. An opinion is then given on the future utility of quality assurance and how it may help or hinder health care. The topic of utilization review is also discussed, and an attempt is made to share the importance of the relationship between the review process and quality assurance. Finally, some practical suggestions are given on how quality assurance and utilization review can be used to identify existing or potential problems in radiology, how they can be monitored and corrected, and a practical system for follow-up

  5. Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center

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    Kozar, Mark D.; Kahle, Sue C.

    2013-01-01

    This report documents the standard procedures, policies, and field methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Washington Water Science Center staff for activities related to the collection, processing, analysis, storage, and publication of groundwater data. This groundwater quality-assurance plan changes through time to accommodate new methods and requirements developed by the Washington Water Science Center and the USGS Office of Groundwater. The plan is based largely on requirements and guidelines provided by the USGS Office of Groundwater, or the USGS Water Mission Area. Regular updates to this plan represent an integral part of the quality-assurance process. Because numerous policy memoranda have been issued by the Office of Groundwater since the previous groundwater quality assurance plan was written, this report is a substantial revision of the previous report, supplants it, and contains significant additional policies not covered in the previous report. This updated plan includes information related to the organization and responsibilities of USGS Washington Water Science Center staff, training, safety, project proposal development, project review procedures, data collection activities, data processing activities, report review procedures, and archiving of field data and interpretative information pertaining to groundwater flow models, borehole aquifer tests, and aquifer tests. Important updates from the previous groundwater quality assurance plan include: (1) procedures for documenting and archiving of groundwater flow models; (2) revisions to procedures and policies for the creation of sites in the Groundwater Site Inventory database; (3) adoption of new water-level forms to be used within the USGS Washington Water Science Center; (4) procedures for future creation of borehole geophysics, surface geophysics, and aquifer-test archives; and (5) use of the USGS Multi Optional Network Key Entry System software for entry of routine water-level data

  6. Quality Assurance Review of SKB's Copper Corrosion Experiments

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    SKB is preparing a license application for the construction of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Sweden. This application will be supported by the safety assessment SR-Site for the post-closure phase. The assessment of long-term safety is based on a broad range of experimental results from laboratory scale, intermediate scale and up to full scale experiments. It is essential that there is a satisfactory level of assurance that experiments have been carried out with sufficient quality, so that results can be considered to be reliable within the context of their use in safety assessment. The former named authority, SKI, has initiated a series of reviews of SKB's methods of quality assurance and their implementation. This quality assurance review is focused on the work of copper corrosion being conducted in at SKB's Hard Rock Laboratory (HRL) in Aespoe, LOT and Miniature canister (Minican) experiments. In order for the reviewers to get a broad understanding of the issue of copper corrosion both SKB reports as well as the viewpoint of MKG was collected prior to commencement of the actual review task. The purpose of this project is to assess SKB's quality assurance with the view of providing input for the preparation of the SR-Site safety assessment. This has been achieved by examination of the corrosion part of the LOT and Minican experiments using a check list, visits to the relevant facilities, and meetings with contractors and a few members of the SKB staff. The same approach for quality assurance reviews has been used earlier in similar review tasks. During the quality review of the selected projects, several QA- related issues of different degree of severity was noted by the reviewers. The most significant finding was that SKB has chosen to present only selected real-time corrosion monitoring data in TR-09-20. This was surprising and SSM expect that SKB will analyse the reason for this thoroughly. The reviewers also made other observations which can be

  7. Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse

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    Reynolds Joanna

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Increasing demand for qualitative research within global health has emerged alongside increasing demand for demonstration of quality of research, in line with the evidence-based model of medicine. In quantitative health sciences research, in particular clinical trials, there exist clear and widely-recognised guidelines for conducting quality assurance of research. However, no comparable guidelines exist for qualitative research and although there are long-standing debates on what constitutes 'quality' in qualitative research, the concept of 'quality assurance' has not been explored widely. In acknowledgement of this gap, we sought to review discourses around quality assurance of qualitative research, as a first step towards developing guidance. Methods A range of databases, journals and grey literature sources were searched, and papers were included if they explicitly addressed quality assurance within a qualitative paradigm. A meta-narrative approach was used to review and synthesise the literature. Results Among the 37 papers included in the review, two dominant narratives were interpreted from the literature, reflecting contrasting approaches to quality assurance. The first focuses on demonstrating quality within research outputs; the second focuses on principles for quality practice throughout the research process. The second narrative appears to offer an approach to quality assurance that befits the values of qualitative research, emphasising the need to consider quality throughout the research process. Conclusions The paper identifies the strengths of the approaches represented in each narrative and recommend these are brought together in the development of a flexible framework to help qualitative researchers to define, apply and demonstrate principles of quality in their research.

  8. Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities in the USGS Ohio Water Science Center

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    Francy, Donna S.; Shaffer, Kimberly H.

    2008-01-01

    In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quality-assurance plan has been written for use by the Ohio Water Science Center in conducting water-quality activities. This quality-assurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Ohio Water Science Center for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities are meant to complement the Ohio Water Science Center quality-assurance plans for water-quality monitors, the microbiology laboratory, and surface-water and ground-water activities.

  9. Surface-water quality-assurance plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

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    Mastin, Mark C.

    2016-01-01

    This Surface-Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data. This plan serves as a guide to all WAWSC personnel involved in surface-water data activities, and changes as the needs and requirements of the WAWSC change. Regular updates to this plan represent an integral part of the quality-assurance process. In the WAWSC, direct oversight and responsibility by the hydrographer(s) assigned to a surface-water station, combined with team approaches in all work efforts, assure high-quality data, analyses, reviews, and reports for cooperating agencies and the public.

  10. The Radiological Physics Center: 40 years of vigilance and quality assurance for NCI sponsored clinical trials

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    The RPC was established in 1968 to contribute to the development, conduct, and QA of multi-institutional cooperative group clinical trials. One key aspect to the RPC's function is that it operates as an independent quality assurance office for multi-institutional cooperative group clinical trials. The RPC grant was originally awarded through a competition sponsored by the AAPM. In 1967, a memorandum of agreement was reached between the AAPM and the Committee for Radiation Therapy Studies (CRTS) for clinical radiation dosimetry related to inter-institutional studies. The agreement called for the establishment of a center of operations for the implementation of this scientific program, in other words, the creation of a Radiological Physics Center. The RPC has been funded continuously since 1968 under Dr. Shalek's guidance (1968-1985), followed by Dr. William Hanson (1985-2001) and currently by Dr. Geoffrey Ibbott (2001-present). The RPC currently monitors 1768 institutions that participate in cooperative group clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). These institutions are located primarily in the USA and Canada, but also include participants from 30 other countries. Within the 1768 institutions, there are over 3300 megavoltage therapy machines that are monitored by the RPC QA program. In 1999, the RPC joined with several other QA offices to form the Advanced Technology Consortium (ATC). The role of the ATC is to support the development and conduct of advanced technology clinical trials, to facilitate communications among the four QA offices and to reduce duplication of effort among the quality assurance offices. The four major components of the RPC's QA program are: 1) the remote TLD audit of machine calibration, 2) on-site dosimetry review visits, 3) credentialing for advanced technology clinical trials, and 4) review of patient treatment records

  11. Review of SKB's Quality Assurance Programme

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    Baldwin, Tamara D.; Hicks, Timothy W. (Galson Sciences LTD, Oakham, Rutland (United Kingdom))

    2009-06-15

    SKB is preparing a license application for the construction of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Sweden. This application will be supported by the safety assessment SR-Site for the post-closure phase. The assessment of long-term safety is based on a broad range of experimental results from laboratory scale, intermediate scale and up to full scale experiments. It is essential that there is a satisfactory level of assurance that experiments have been carried of with sufficient quality, so that results can be considered to be reliable within the context of their use in safety assessment. SSM has initiated a series of reviews of SKB's methods of quality assurance and their implementation. This project includes reviews of the quality assurance (QA) procedures and instructions that have been prepared for the SR-Site assessment as well as reviews of QA implementation at the canister and buffer/backfill laboratories in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The purpose of this project is to assess SKB's quality assurance with the view of providing a good basis for subsequent quality reviews in the context of future licensing. This has been achieved by examination of a number of SKB experiments using a check list, visits to the relevant facilities, and meetings with contractors and a few members of the SKB staff. Overall, the reviewed set of QA documents and instructions do provide reasonably comprehensive coverage of quality-affecting issues relating to the SR-Site safety assessment and, if implemented correctly, will generate confidence in the reliability of the safety assessment results. The results show that the efforts involving quality assurance are increasing within the SKB programme and in general appear to be satisfactory for ongoing experiments and measurements. However, progress in development of the QA documents and instructions has been relatively recent and it may be difficult for these to be fully implemented in the short period remaining before the planned

  12. Computer Center: Software Review.

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    Duhrkopf, Richard, Ed.; Belshe, John F., Ed.

    1988-01-01

    Reviews a software package, "Mitosis-Meiosis," available for Apple II or IBM computers with colorgraphics capabilities. Describes the documentation, presentation and flexibility of the program. Rates the program based on graphics and usability in a biology classroom. (CW)

  13. Structural Analysis Peer Review for the Static Display of the Orbiter Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center

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    Minute, Stephen A.

    2013-01-01

    Mr. Christopher Miller with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) NASA Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) office requested the NASA Engineering and Safety Center's (NESC) technical support on March 15, 2012, to review and make recommendations on the structural analysis being performed for the Orbiter Atlantis static display at the KSC Visitor Center. The principal focus of the assessment was to review the engineering firm's structural analysis for lifting and aligning the orbiter and its static display configuration

  14. Asset Analysis and Operational Concepts for Separation Assurance Flight Testing at Dryden Flight Research Center

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    Costa, Guillermo J.; Arteaga, Ricardo A.

    2011-01-01

    A preliminary survey of existing separation assurance and collision avoidance advancements, technologies, and efforts has been conducted in order to develop a concept of operations for flight testing autonomous separation assurance at Dryden Flight Research Center. This effort was part of the Unmanned Aerial Systems in the National Airspace System project. The survey focused primarily on separation assurance projects validated through flight testing (including lessons learned), however current forays into the field were also examined. Comparisons between current Dryden flight and range assets were conducted using House of Quality matrices in order to allow project management to make determinations regarding asset utilization for future flight tests. This was conducted in order to establish a body of knowledge of the current collision avoidance landscape, and thus focus Dryden s efforts more effectively towards the providing of assets and test ranges for future flight testing within this research field.

  15. Quality assurance in radiology: peer review and peer feedback.

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    Strickland, N H

    2015-11-01

    Peer review in radiology means an assessment of the accuracy of a report issued by another radiologist. Inevitably, this involves a judgement opinion from the reviewing radiologist. Peer feedback is the means by which any form of peer review is communicated back to the original author of the report. This article defines terms, discusses the current status, identifies problems, and provides some recommendations as to the way forward, concentrating upon the software requirements for efficient peer review and peer feedback of reported imaging studies. Radiologists undertake routine peer review in their everyday clinical practice, particularly when reporting and preparing for multidisciplinary team meetings. More formal peer review of reported imaging studies has been advocated as a quality assurance measure to promote good clinical practice. It is also a way of assessing the competency of reporting radiologists referred for investigation to bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC). The literature shows, firstly, that there is a very wide reported range of discrepancy rates in many studies, which have used a variety of non-comparable methodologies; and secondly, that applying scoring systems in formal peer review is often meaningless, unhelpful, and can even be detrimental. There is currently a lack of electronic peer feedback system software on the market to inform radiologists of any review of their work that has occurred or to provide them with clinical outcome information on cases they have previously reported. Learning opportunities are therefore missed. Radiologists should actively engage with the medical informatics industry to design optimal peer review and feedback software with features to meet their needs. Such a system should be easy to use, be fully integrated with the radiological information and picture archiving systems used clinically, and contain a free-text comment box, without a numerical scoring system. It should form a temporary record

  16. The Role of Peer Review in Norwegian Quality Assurance: Potential Consequences for Excellence and Diversity

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    Langfeldt, Liv; Stensaker, Bjorn; Harvey, Lee; Huisman, Jeroen; Westerheijden, Don F.

    2010-01-01

    The article analyses the role of peer review within broader external quality assurance schemes. Based on an analytical framework emphasising that modern quality assurance schemes are designed as a balancing act between standardised guidelines and professional judgement, the article uses data from a recent evaluation of NOKUT, the Norwegian Quality…

  17. Quality assurance programme in the external dosimetry laboratory of the center for radiation protection of Cuba

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    Full text: The External Dosimetry Laboratory (LDE) of the Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) is the central dosimetry service of the country, which assures the individual monitoring on a monthly basis of about 5500 workers in 1000 establishments and maintains the National Dose Registry System. A project for upgrading the personal dosimetry service was started in 2000. In March 2001 film dosimeters began to gradually replaced by TLDs, the latter becoming the only official dosimeter a year later. In order to maintain quality and ensure compliance with regulations and international recommendations, a quality assurance culture has been introduced into the laboratory and quality requirements have been developed and implemented in the daily work through the establishment of a quality assurance (QA) programme. The design of the QA programme is based on the criteria contained in the ISO, on the recommendations of the IEC, and IAEA, as well as on regulations of the National Accreditation Council. The present study deals with the structure of the Laboratory's QA programme and includes documentation, organizational and managerial aspects as well as the procedures that are implemented. The experience gained during the years of the use of the QA programme is also described. (author)

  18. Osseointegration: a review of the fundamentals for assuring cementless skeletal fixation

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    Isaacson BM

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Brad M Isaacson,1,2 Sujee Jeyapalina3,4 1Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, 2The Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA; 3Department of Orthopedics, 4Orthopedic Research Laboratory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Abstract: Direct skeletal fixation, termed osseointegration, has expanded in the last century and includes use in total joint replacements, the edentulous mandible and maxilla, and percutaneous osseointegrated prosthetics. Although it is well known that titanium and bone have the ability to form a durable bone–implant interface, new applications have emerged in the field of orthopedics, which requires a more thorough assessment of the literature. This review aims to introduce the basic biological principles for attaining osseointegration and discusses the major factors for assuring successful cementless fixation. Keywords: osseointegration, bone, skeletal attachment, total joint replacements, dental implants, percutaneous

  19. A quality assurance program for radiotherapy centers in the Republic of Korea

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    Recognizing the importance of quality assurance in radiotherapy and the need to make access to radiation standards traceable to the international measurement system to every radiotherapy center, the KFDA, as a national secondary standard dosimetry laboratory (SSDL), has started a quality assurance program from 1999. This program was initiated by tele-survey to all radiotherapy centers regarding general information about their radiotherapists, medical physicists, type of equipment, dosimeters, etc. This provided the KFDA with a data file and led to links between the KFDA and the clinics. In 1999 a national quality assurance program for ensuring dosimetry accuracy has been performed by on-site dosimetry for 4 60Co γ ray, 47 high-energy photon beams used in 43 centers. During the audits, the procedure followed by the KFDA was to measure the outputs of the LINAC(6 MV) and Co-60 teletherapy units in terms of absorbed dose to water for fixed dose (2 Gy) in water phantom (only one phantom used in this on-site visit). For all the case, the measurements are carried out in a water phantom according to the IAEA recommended code of practice. The distributions of deviations in total audit are given. The results showed deviations varying between -7.11% and 8.38%. KFDA follow up the large deviated radiotherapy centers. The traceability to SSDL is a major factor of deviation between KFDA measurement dose and clinics quoted dose. The correction for air density (temperature and pressure) is a factor that sometimes introduces errors. Most of the clinics do not calibrate their own barometers and sometimes rely on the air pressure that is quoted during measurements by local metrological offices. In one case, the barometer and thermometer of the clinic were deviating from KFDA instruments by about 10 mmHg and 2, respectively even if the temperature was measured in air. In one case, about 4% of output variation with gantry head angle (horizontal vs. vertical). In the past two years the

  20. Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse

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    Reynolds Joanna; Kizito James; Ezumah Nkoli; Mangesho Peter; Allen Elizabeth; Chandler Clare

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Increasing demand for qualitative research within global health has emerged alongside increasing demand for demonstration of quality of research, in line with the evidence-based model of medicine. In quantitative health sciences research, in particular clinical trials, there exist clear and widely-recognised guidelines for conducting quality assurance of research. However, no comparable guidelines exist for qualitative research and although there are long-standing debates ...

  1. Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse.

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    Reynolds, J; Kizito, J; Ezumah, N; Mangesho, P; Allen, E; Chandler, C.

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Increasing demand for qualitative research within global health has emerged alongside increasing demand for demonstration of quality of research, in line with the evidence-based model of medicine. In quantitative health sciences research, in particular clinical trials, there exist clear and widely-recognised guidelines for conducting quality assurance of research. However, no comparable guidelines exist for qualitative research and although there are long-standing deb...

  2. Development and status of data quality assurance program at NASA Langley research center: Toward national standards

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    Hemsch, Michael J.

    1996-01-01

    As part of a continuing effort to re-engineer the wind tunnel testing process, a comprehensive data quality assurance program is being established at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The ultimate goal of the program is routing provision of tunnel-to-tunnel reproducibility with total uncertainty levels acceptable for test and evaluation of civilian transports. The operational elements for reaching such levels of reproducibility are: (1) statistical control, which provides long term measurement uncertainty predictability and a base for continuous improvement, (2) measurement uncertainty prediction, which provides test designs that can meet data quality expectations with the system's predictable variation, and (3) national standards, which provide a means for resolving tunnel-to-tunnel differences. The paper presents the LaRC design for the program and discusses the process of implementation.

  3. Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

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    Wagner, Richard J.; Kimbrough, Robert A.; Turney, Gary L.

    2007-01-01

    In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the USGS Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) in conducting water-quality activities. The plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the personnel of the WAWSC for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures that are documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities are meant to complement the WAWSC's quality-assurance plans for surface-water and ground-water activities and to supplement the WAWSC quality-assurance plan.

  4. Quality-assurance and data-management plan for water-quality activities in the Kansas Water Science Center, 2014

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    Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Bennett, Trudy J.; Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Putnam, James E.

    2014-01-01

    As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey is relied on to collect high-quality data, and produce factual and impartial interpretive reports. This quality-assurance and data-management plan provides guidance for water-quality activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center. Policies and procedures are documented for activities related to planning, collecting, storing, documenting, tracking, verifying, approving, archiving, and disseminating water-quality data. The policies and procedures described in this plan complement quality-assurance plans for continuous water-quality monitoring, surface-water, and groundwater activities in Kansas.

  5. GSFC Safety and Mission Assurance Organization

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    Kelly, Michael P.

    2010-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's approach to safety and mission assurance. The contents include: 1) NASA GSFC Background; 2) Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate; 3) The Role of SMA-D and the Technical Authority; 4) GSFC Mission assurance Requirements; 5) GSFC Systems Review Office (SRO); 6) GSFC Supply Chain Management Program; and 7) GSFC ISO9001/AS9100 Status Brief.

  6. Standard Review Plan for the review of financial assurance mechanisms for decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, and 72

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    Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70 and 72, is prepared for the guidance of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff reviewers in performing reviews of applications from material licensees affected by the decommissioning regulations established June 27, 1988 (53FR24018). The principal purpose of the SRP is to assure the quality and uniformity of staff reviews and to present a base from which to evaluate the financial assurance aspects of the applications. The SRP identifies who performs the review, the matters that are reviewed, the basis for the review, how the review is performed, and the conclusions that are sought

  7. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Review System for the Scalable Development of Online Courses

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    Ozdemir, Devrim; Loose, Rich

    2014-01-01

    With the growing demand for quality online education in the US, developing quality online courses and online programs, and more importantly maintaining this quality, have been an inevitable concern for higher education institutes. Current literature on quality assurance in online education mostly focuses on the development of review models and…

  8. 77 FR 23229 - Submission for OMB Review; Assurance of Compliance-Civil Rights Certificate

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    2012-04-18

    ... Submission for OMB Review; Assurance of Compliance--Civil Rights Certificate SUMMARY: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforcement responsibilities under several civil rights laws, including Title VI, Title... ``Download Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department...

  9. A review of Doppler Ultrasound Quality Assurance Protocols and Test Devices

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    Browne, Jacinta

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, an overview of Doppler ultrasound quality assurance (QA) testing will be presented in three sections. The first section will review the different Doppler ultrasound parameters recommended by professional bodies for use in QA protocols. The second section will include an evaluation and critique of the main test devices used to assess Doppler performance, while the final section of this paper will discuss which of the wide range of test devices have been found to be most suitable...

  10. State-of-the-art review of quality assurance techniques for vitrified high level waste

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    Quality assurance is required for certain chemical and physical properties of both the molten glass pour and the solidified glass within the stainless steel container. It is also required to monitor the physical condition of the container lid weld. A review is presented of techniques which are used or which might be adapted for use in the quality assurance of vitrified high level waste. For the most part only non-intrusive methods have been considered, however, some techniques which are not strictly non-intrusive have been reviewed where a non-intrusive technique has not been identified or where there are other advantages associated with the particular technique. In order to identify suitable candidate techniques reference has been made to an extensive literature survey and experts in the fields of nuclear waste technology, glass technology, non-destructive testing, chemical analysis and remote analysis have been contacted. The opinions of manufacturers and users of specific techniques have also been sought. A summary is also given of those techniques which can most readily be applied to the problem of quality assurance for vitrified waste as well as recommendations for further research into techniques which might be adapted to suit this application. (author)

  11. John F. Kennedy Space Center, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Quality Assurance, Survey and Audit Program

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    1994-01-01

    This document is the product of the KSC Survey and Audit Working Group composed of civil service and contractor Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) personnel. The program described herein provides standardized terminology, uniformity of survey and audit operations, and emphasizes process assessments rather than a program based solely on compliance. The program establishes minimum training requirements, adopts an auditor certification methodology, and includes survey and audit metrics for the audited organizations as well as the auditing organization.

  12. Energy Assurance Technical Training and Awareness Program/Energy Infrastructure Training and Analysis Center

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    Barbara McCabe

    2005-11-15

    This report covers the work completed during Year One (Year One has a 16 month project period) of a five- year Cooperative Agreement (DE-FC26-03NT41895) between the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National Hazmat Program (OENHP) and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This final technical report is being submitted, as required by the Cooperative Agreement, within 90 (calendar) days after the project period ends (December 31, 2004). The resources allocated to Year One of the Cooperative Agreement were adequate for the completion of the required deliverables. All deliverables have been completed and sent to AAD Document Control as directed in the cooperative agreement. The allocation for Year One required 20-25 trainers to be trained in each of five Train-the-Trainer courses and a total of 6,000 workers trained throughout the country. Through cost savings employed for the scheduling and conduct of Train-the-Trainer, instructor refreshers, and direct training classes, 3171 workers have been trained to date. This total incorporates 159 trainers and members from management, local, county, state and federal organizations identified in the Strategic Plan. The largest percentage of personnel trained is heavy equipment operators, and building engineers, which is the largest targeted population identified under this cooperative agreement. The OENHP, using existing curriculum as appropriate, has modified and developed new training modules that have been used to establish four different levels of training courses. The four courses are: (1) EA 500 Energy Assurance Train-the-Trainer, (2) EA 400 Energy Assurance Instructor Refresher, (3) EA 300 Energy Assurance, and (4) EA 100 Energy Assurance Awareness. Training modules cover topics, such as, but not limited to, facility vulnerability and vulnerability assessment, physical security- heating, ventilation, air conditioning, terrorism awareness, weapons of mass

  13. Interim guidance on the Standard Review Plan for the review of financial assurance mechanisms for decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, and 70

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    Interim Guidance on the Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, and 70 is prepared for the guidance of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff reviewers in performing reviews of applications from material licensees affected by the decommissioning regulations established June 27, 1988 (53FR24018). The principal purpose of the SRP is to assure the quality and uniformity of staff reviews and to present a base from which to evaluate the financial assurance aspects of the applications. NUREG-1337, identifies who performs the review, the matters that are reviewed, the basis of the review, how the review is performed, and the conclusions that are sought. 3 refs

  14. Scoping review of patient-centered care approaches in healthcare

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    Constand, Marissa K; MacDermid, Joy C; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Law, Mary

    2014-01-01

    Background The purpose of this scoping review was to describe how three tenants of patient-centered care provision: communication, partnership, and health promotion are addressed in patient-centered care models/frameworks across the literature. Methods A scoping review of literature published in English since 1990 was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE. A key term search strategy was employed using “patient-centered care”, “client-centered care”, “framework” and “model” to identify r...

  15. Toward quality assurance for metaphase FISH: A multi-center experience

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    Dewald, G. [Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY (United States); Higgins, R. [Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Hirsch, B. [Univ. Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN (United States)] [and others

    1996-09-06

    Although fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) is rapidly becoming a part of clinical cytogenetics, no organization sponsors multi-center determinations of the efficacy of probes. We report on 23 laboratories that volunteered to provide slides and to use a probe for SNRPN and a control locus. Experiences with FISH for these laboratories during 1994 ranged from 0 to 645 utilizations (median = 84) involving blood, amniotic fluid and bone marrow. In an initial study of hybridization efficiency, the median percentage of metaphases from normal individuals showing two SNRPN and 2 control signals for slides prepared at each site was 97.0 (range = 74-100); for slides prepared by a central laboratory, it was 97.8 (range = 81.6-100). In a subsequent blind study, each laboratory attempted to score 5 metaphases from each of 23 specimens [8 with del(15)(q11.2{r_arrow}q12) and 15 with normal 15 chromosomes]. Of 529 challenges, the correct SNRPN pattern was found in 5 of 5 metaphases in 457 (86%) and in 4 of 5 in 33 (6%). Ambiguous, incomplete or no results were reported for 32 (6%) challenges. Seven (1%) diagnostic errors were made including 6 false positives and 1 false negative: 1 laboratory made 3 errors, 1 made 2, and 2 made 1 each. Most errors and inconsistencies seemed due to inexperience with FISH. The working time to process and analyze slides singly averaged 49.5 minutes; slides processed in batches of 4 and analyzed singly required 36.9 minutes. We conclude that proficiency testing for FISH using an extensive array of challenges is possible and that multiple centers can collaborate to test probes and to evaluate costs. 10 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  16. Quality assurance program preparation - review of requirements and plant systems - selection of program levels

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    The establishment and implementation for a practicable quality assurance program for a nuclear power plant demands a detailed background in the field of engineering, manufacturing, organization and quality assurance. It will be demonstrated with examples to define and control the achievement of quality related activities during the phases of design, procurement, manufactoring, commissioning and operation. In general the quality assurance program applies to all items, processes and services important to safety of nuclear power plant. The classification for safety related and non-safety related items and services demonstrate the levels of quality assurance requirements. The lecture gives an introduction of QA Program preparation under the following topics: -Basic criteria and international requirements - Interaction of QA activities - Modular and product oriented QA programs - Structuring of organization for the QA program - Identification of the main quality assurance functions and required actions - Quality Assurance Program documentation - Documentation of planning of activities - Control of program documents - Definitions. (orig./RW)

  17. 77 FR 65570 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Molecular Neuroscience. Date: November 5....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Review of Behavioral...

  18. Flight Dynamics Mission Support and Quality Assurance Process

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    Oh, InHwan

    1996-01-01

    This paper summarizes the method of the Computer Sciences Corporation Flight Dynamics Operation (FDO) quality assurance approach to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Dynamics Support Branch. Historically, a strong need has existed for developing systematic quality assurance using methods that account for the unique nature and environment of satellite Flight Dynamics mission support. Over the past few years FDO has developed and implemented proactive quality assurance processes applied to each of the six phases of the Flight Dynamics mission support life cycle: systems and operations concept, system requirements and specifications, software development support, operations planing and training, launch support, and on-orbit mission operations. Rather than performing quality assurance as a final step after work is completed, quality assurance has been built in as work progresses in the form of process assurance. Process assurance activities occur throughout the Flight Dynamics mission support life cycle. The FDO Product Assurance Office developed process checklists for prephase process reviews, mission team orientations, in-progress reviews, and end-of-phase audits. This paper will outline the evolving history of FDO quality assurance approaches, discuss the tailoring of Computer Science Corporations's process assurance cycle procedures, describe some of the quality assurance approaches that have been or are being developed, and present some of the successful results.

  19. 75 FR 6032 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    ... customer evaluation survey. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR... ADMINISTRATION National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation... assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to...

  20. Quality Assurance Plan for Field Activities at the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Field Research Center (FRC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    2002-02-28

    The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has established a Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program Field Research Center (FRC) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research. The FRC is located in Bear Creek Valley within the Y-12 Plant area of responsibility on DOE's Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. The NABIR program is a long-term effort designed to increase the understanding of fundamental biogeochemical processes that would allow the use of bioremediation approaches for cleaning up DOE's contaminated legacy waste sites. The FRC provides a site for investigators in the NABIR program to conduct research and obtain samples related to in situ bioremediation. The FRC is integrated with existing and future laboratory and field research and provides a means of examining the biogeochemical processes that influence bioremediation under controlled small-scale field conditions. This Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) documents the quality assurance protocols for field and laboratory activities performed by the FRC staff. It supplements the requirements in the ORNL Nuclear Quality Assurance Program and the ESD Quality Assurance Program. The QAP addresses the requirements in Title 10 CFR, Part 830 Subpart A, ''Quality Assurance Requirements'', using a graded approach appropriate for Research and Development projects based on guidance from ''Implementation Guide for Quality Assurance Programs for Basic and Applied Research'' (DOE-ER-STD-6001-92). It also supports the NABIR FRC Management Plan (Watson and Quarles 2000a) which outlines the overall procedures, roles and responsibilities for conducting research at the FRC. The QAP summarizes the organization, work activities, and qualify assurance and quality control protocols that will be used to generate scientifically defensible data at the FRC. The QAP pertains to field

  1. Review of the Constellation Level II Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) Requirements Documents during Participation in the Constellation Level II SR&QA Forum

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    Cameron, Kenneth D.; Gentz, Steven J.; Beil, Robert J.; Minute, Stephen A.; Currie, Nancy J.; Scott, Steven S.; Thomas, Walter B., III; Smiles, Michael D.; Schafer, Charles F.; Null, Cynthia H.; Bay, P. Michael

    2009-01-01

    At the request of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) and the Constellation Program (CxP) Safety, Reliability; and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) Requirements Director, the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) participated in the Cx SR&QA Requirements forum. The Requirements Forum was held June 24-26; 2008, at GRC's Plum Brook Facility. The forums purpose was to gather all stakeholders into a focused meeting to help complete the process of refining the CxP to refine its Level II SR&QA requirements or defining project-specific requirements tailoring. Element prime contractors had raised specific questions about the wording and intent of many requirements in areas they felt were driving costs without adding commensurate value. NESC was asked to provide an independent and thorough review of requirements that contractors believed were driving Program costs, by active participation in the forum. This document contains information from the forum.

  2. Review of quality assurance criteria for nuclear power plants in Japan

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    The present quality assurance guide of Japan Electric Association, JEAG-4101, was prepared in 1972 for the purpose of establishing the safety functions, insuring the public and employees' health, improving operational reliability and maintaining power supply. This guide reflects the state of nuclear power generation of those days. It stands on the point of recognition that quality assurance is controlled by the builders of plants. However, its contents are very simple, and do not mention the concrete means and methods of the items to be conducted, though the items are clear. Since then, international cooperation has progressed in nuclear power industries, and it may be natural that quality assurance criteria are eagerly required to be internationally adaptable. Thus it was decided to do the work for revising JEAG-4101 considering the matching with the Cord of Practice of IAEA. The scope is the quality assurance activity in design, manufacture, installation and trial operation, while operation practice is omitted because it is covered by the present ''security regulations''. The contents of the revised draft include the general description, quality assurance program, organization, document control, design control, procurement control, material and equipment control, manufacture and installation control, inspection and testing control, disqualification control and audit. (Wakatsuki, Y.)

  3. 78 FR 54665 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflicts: Language and Communication... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...). Contact Person: Maribeth Champoux, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific...

  4. Building High-Performing and Improving Education Systems: Quality Assurance and Accountability. Review

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    Slater, Liz

    2013-01-01

    Monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance in their various forms are seen as being one of the foundation stones of high-quality education systems. De Grauwe, writing about "school supervision" in four African countries in 2001, linked the decline in the quality of basic education to the cut in resources for supervision and support.…

  5. 75 FR 25273 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Michael Selmanoff, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of.... Contact Person: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review,...

  6. 76 FR 24891 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  7. 77 FR 37425 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  8. Quality assurance in clinical trials.

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    Ottevanger, P.B.; Therasse, P.; Veld, C.J.H. van de; Bernier, J.; Krieken, J.H.J.M. van; Grol, R.P.T.M.; Mulder, P.H.M. de

    2003-01-01

    From the literature that was initially searched by electronic databases using the keywords quality, quality control and quality assurance in combination with clinical trials, surgery, pathology, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and data management, a comprehensive review is given on what quality assurance

  9. Review: The procurement, storage and quality assurance of frozen blood and tissue biospecimens

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    Manoj S. Charde

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The preserved frozen biospecimens are ideal for evaluating the genome, transcriptome, and proteome. Here we present a current overview of experimental data regarding procurement, storage, and quality assurance that can informthe handling of frozen biospecimens. Degradation of frozen biospecimens can be affected by collecting methodology, premortem agonal changes and warm ischemic time during surgery.  Tissue storage at− 80 °C can preserve DNA and protein but RNA show degradation at 5 years, therefore storage at − 150 °C provides significant advantages.  Histologic quality assurance of tissue biospecimens is typically performed at the time of surgery but should also be conducted on the aliquot to be distributed because of tissue heterogeneity.Additional qualityassurance testing should be dictated by the anticipated downstream applications.

  10. Actions Needed to Ensure Scientific and Technical Information is Adequately Reviewed at Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center

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    2008-01-01

    This audit was initiated in response to a hotline complaint regarding the review, approval, and release of scientific and technical information (STI) at Johnson Space Center. The complainant alleged that Johnson personnel conducting export control reviews of STI were not fully qualified to conduct those reviews and that the reviews often did not occur until after the STI had been publicly released. NASA guidance requires that STI, defined as the results of basic and applied scientific, technical, and related engineering research and development, undergo certain reviews prior to being released outside of NASA or to audiences that include foreign nationals. The process includes technical, national security, export control, copyright, and trade secret (e.g., proprietary data) reviews. The review process was designed to preclude the inappropriate dissemination of sensitive information while ensuring that NASA complies with a requirement of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (the Space Act)1 to provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information resulting from NASA research activities. We focused our audit on evaluating the STI review process: specifically, determining whether the roles and responsibilities for the review, approval, and release of STI were adequately defined and documented in NASA and Center-level guidance and whether that guidance was effectively implemented at Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. Johnson was included in the review because it was the source of the initial complaint, and Goddard, Langley, and Marshall were included because those Centers consistently produce significant amounts of STI.

  11. Expert panel reviews of research centers: the site visit process.

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    Lawrenz, Frances; Thao, Mao; Johnson, Kelli

    2012-08-01

    Site visits are used extensively in a variety of settings within the evaluation community. They are especially common in making summative value decisions about the quality and worth of research programs/centers. However, there has been little empirical research and guidance about how to appropriately conduct evaluative site visits of research centers. We review the processes of two site visit examples using an expert panel review: (1) a process to evaluate four university research centers and (2) a process to review a federally sponsored research center. A set of 14 categories describing the expert panel review process was obtained through content analysis and participant observation. Most categories were addressed differently through the two processes highlighting the need for more research about the most effective processes to use within different contexts. Decisions about how to structure site visits appear to depend on the research context, practical considerations, the level at which the review is being conducted and the intended impact of the report. Future research pertaining to the selection of site visitors, the autonomy of the visitors in data collection and report writing, and the amount and type of information provided would be particularly valuable.

  12. Quality assurance program

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    The concept of levels of quality assurance as applied to CANDU-type nuclear power plant components, i.e. maintaining an appropriate cost/benefit ratio, is introduced. The design process itself has quality assurance features by virtue of multi-level review. (E.C.B.)

  13. Quality Assurance Peer Review Chart Rounds in 2011: A Survey of Academic Institutions in the United States

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    Purpose: In light of concerns regarding the quality of radiation treatment delivery, we surveyed the practice of quality assurance peer review chart rounds at American academic institutions. Methods and Materials: An anonymous web-based survey was sent to the chief resident of each institution across the United States. Results: The response rate was 80% (57/71). The median amount of time spent per patient was 2.7 minutes (range, 0.6–14.4). The mean attendance by senior physicians and residents was 73% and 93%, respectively. A physicist was consistently present at peer review rounds in 66% of departments. There was a close association between attendance by senior physicians and departmental organization: in departments with protected time policies, good attendance was 81% vs. 31% without protected time (p = 0.001), and in departments that documented attendance, attending presence was 69% vs. 29% in departments without documentation (p 75% of institutions, whereas dosimetric details (beams, wedges), isodose coverage, intensity-modulated radiation therapy constraints, and dose–volume histograms were always peer reviewed in 63%, 59%, 42%, and 50% of cases, respectively. Chart rounds led to both minor (defined as a small multileaf collimator change/repeated port film) and major (change to dose prescription or replan with dosimetry) treatment changes. Whereas at the majority of institutions changes were rare (<10% of cases), 39% and 11% of institutions reported that minor and major changes, respectively, were made to more than 10% of cases. Conclusion: The implementation of peer review chart rounds seems inconsistent across American academic institutions. Brachytherapy and radiosurgical procedures are rarely reviewed. Attendance by senior physicians is variable, but it improves when scheduling clashes are avoided. The potential effect of a more thorough quality assurance peer review on patient outcomes is not known.

  14. Centers for manufacturing technology: Industrial Advisory Committee Review

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    An advisory committee, composed of senior managers form industrial- sector companies and major manufacturing trade associations and representatives from appropriate educational institutions, meets semi-annually to review and advise the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT) on its economic security program. Individual papers have been indexed separately for the database.

  15. 75 FR 26262 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Call). Contact Person: Michael Selmanoff, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review.... Contact Person: Michael K Schmidt, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National... 20037. Contact Person: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific...

  16. 78 FR 30930 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior. Date: June 21....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business:...

  17. 76 FR 3914 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Michael H. Chaitin, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center...: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes...

  18. 75 FR 54159 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-03

    ...: Michael Micklin, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of... (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

  19. 77 FR 28886 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-16

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  20. 75 FR 37451 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Language and Communication. Date: July... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Neuroendocrinology...

  1. 77 FR 30540 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-23

    ...). Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, DVM, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review..., Chicago, IL 60611. Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, Ph.D., DVM, Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  2. Does a central review platform improve the quality of radiotherapy for rectal cancer? Results of a national quality assurance project

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    Background and purpose: Quality assurance (QA) for radiation treatment has become a priority since poorly delivered radiotherapy can negatively influence patient outcome. Within a national project we evaluated the feasibility of a central review platform and its role in improving uniformity of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation in daily practice. Material and methods: All Belgian radiotherapy departments were invited to participate and were asked to upload CTVs for rectal cancer treatment onto a secured server. These were centrally reviewed and feedback was given per e-mail. For each five consecutive patients per centre, the overlap parameter dice coefficient (DC) and the volumetric parameters volumetric ratio (RV) and commonly contoured volume (VCC) were calculated. Results: Twenty departments submitted 1224 eligible cases of which 909 were modified (74.3%). There was a significant increase in RV and VCC between the first ten patients per centre and the others. This was not seen for DC. Statistical analysis did not show a further significant improvement in delineation over the entire review period. Conclusion: Central review was feasible and increased the uniformity in CTV delineation in the first ten rectal cancer patients per centre. The observations in this study can be used to optimize future QA initiatives

  3. 78 FR 16860 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-19

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neuronal Communication. Date: April 5, 2013... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...: Richard D. Crosland, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National...

  4. 75 FR 4831 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., MD 20814. Contact Person: Bahiru Gametchu, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific... (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Maqsood A. Wani, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for...: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National...

  5. 76 FR 28237 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-16

    ...., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, PhD, DVM, Scientific Review Officer, Center for...). Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review..., (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  6. Nutrition Program Quality Assurance through a Formalized Process of On-Site Program Review

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    Paddock, Joan Doyle; Dollahite, Jamie

    2012-01-01

    A protocol for a systematic onsite review of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education was developed to support quality programming and ensure compliance with state guidelines and federal regulations. Onsite review of local nutrition program operations is one strategy to meet this…

  7. Methods for quality-assurance review of water-quality data in New Jersey

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    Brown, G. Allan; Pustay, Edward A.; Gibs, Jacob

    2003-01-01

    This report is an instructional and reference manual that describes methods developed and used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), New Jersey District, to assure the accuracy and precision of the results of analyses of surface- and ground-water samples received from analyzing laboratories and, ultimately, to ensure the integrity of water-quality data in USGS databases and published reports. A statistical-analysis computer program, COMP.PPL, is used to determine whether the values reported by the laboratories are internally consistent, whether they are reasonable when compared with values for samples previously collected at the same site, and whether they exceed applicable drinking-water regulations. The program output consists of three files -- QWREVIEW, QWOUTLIERS, and QWCALC. QWREVIEW presents the results of tests of chemical logic and shows values that exceed drinking-water regulations. QWOUTLIERS identifies values that fall outside the historical range of values for the site sampled. QWCALC shows values and calculations used for reference purposes.

  8. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Program in a new Radiotherapy Center taking as base the TG-40

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    The recommended principles in the 'Comprehensive QA for radiation oncology: Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 40', TG-40, have been the base for implementation of the Quality Assurance Program of a modern Radiotherapy service. During its application has been necessary: to initiate its implementation before the equipment installation, assuming the costs of the contracts of the qualified personnel, realizing an initial investment adequate for equipment acquisition necessary for acceptation, commissioning and routinary control, the experienced formation of the personnel in the protocol philosophy, establishing procedures for day by day process which would allow the retrofeeding, the elaboration of templates and opening to changes and adjustments according to the necessities. The experience of two years had been demonstrated that the TG-40: a) It is feasible to be implemented but sometimes no strict totally and it is essential to have qualified personnel and the necessary material resources; b) It does not contains all the necessary for its practical implementation and must be completing with procedures and routine formats which facilitate their application; c) It allows the detection and opportune failure correction in the process; d) It is a continuous process that does not finishes. (Author)

  9. The role of dosimetry audits in radiotherapy quality assurance: The 8 year experience in Greek radiotherapy and brachytherapy centers

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    Twenty six (26) radiotherapy (RT) centers (public and private) operate in Greece up to date (Apr. 2010), where 36 linacs and 8 Co-60 teletherapy units are being used, producing 64 photon beams (Co60, 6-23 MV) and 126 electron beams (4-21 MeV) in total. Furthermore, 7 HDR Ir192 and 2 MDR/LDR Cs137 remote afterloading brachytherapy systems operate. The Ionizing Radiation Calibration Laboratory (IRCL) of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) runs dosimetry audits in all Greek radiotherapy centers by means of on-site visits, in order to assess the dose accuracy, to identify and resolve problems on dosimetry, to provide intercomparisons to hospitals and disseminate the IAEA TRS 398 protocol. Additionally, the GAEC's IRCL calibrates the reference dosimetry equipment of all RT centers, in terms of absorbed dose in water at Co60 beam quality and air kerma strength at Ir192 qualities. The GAEC's dosimetry audit is a continuous process: The 1st round has been completed for the photons beams (2002 - 2006), electrons (2002 - 2008) and brachytherapy (2006-2009). The 2nd round is at the final stage for photons (2006-2010) and in progress for the rest, while a 3rd round for photons has already been initiated. The audit results for the photons 1st round have been published. This work presents the results of these audits and focuses on the improvements of RT centers' dosimetry during the successive audit rounds

  10. Fukushima Daiichi Accident Study Information Portal Quality Assurance Review: Pre-Public Release

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    Kurt G. Vedros

    2012-01-01

    This design review compared the current product with the original intent set forth in the initial internet portal design found in the document: Fukushima Daiichi Database Design, Revision 5. The current revision of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Study Information Portal (FDASIP) is 1.0.21. This revision is one that restricts access for each user based on roles granted by the project administrator. The public access revision is currently on the test server and will be considered in this review as well.

  11. RAVEN Quality Assurance Activities

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    2015-09-01

    This report discusses the quality assurance activities needed to raise the Quality Level of Risk Analysis in a Virtual Environment (RAVEN) from Quality Level 3 to Quality Level 2. This report also describes the general RAVEN quality assurance activities. For improving the quality, reviews of code changes have been instituted, more parts of testing have been automated, and improved packaging has been created. For upgrading the quality level, requirements have been created and the workflow has been improved.

  12. RAVEN Quality Assurance Activities

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    This report discusses the quality assurance activities needed to raise the Quality Level of Risk Analysis in a Virtual Environment (RAVEN) from Quality Level 3 to Quality Level 2. This report also describes the general RAVEN quality assurance activities. For improving the quality, reviews of code changes have been instituted, more parts of testing have been automated, and improved packaging has been created. For upgrading the quality level, requirements have been created and the workflow has been improved.

  13. 76 FR 25701 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  14. 76 FR 57067 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Risk Prevention and Health Behavior. Date: October... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Medical Imaging....

  15. 77 FR 59200 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  16. 77 FR 5033 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: February 22, 2012. Time: 8...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology:...

  17. 76 FR 11500 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cardiovascular and Autoimmune Disease... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Muscular Rehabilitation. Date: March 11, 2011....

  18. 78 FR 52552 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Behavioral Interventions... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Chronic Dysfunction and Integrative Neurodegeneration Study Section....

  19. Quality assurance manual: Volume 2, Appendices

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    This paper contains quality assurance information on departments of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Particular quality assurance policies and standards discussed are on: Mechanical Systems; Klystron and Microwave Department; Electronics Department; Plant Engineering; Accelerator Department; Purchasing; and Experimental Facilities Department

  20. 75 FR 32958 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  1. 76 FR 54238 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Language, Communication... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting... (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Jane A Doussard-Roosevelt, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  2. 78 FR 28599 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-15

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Language and Communication... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Call). Contact Person: Biao Tian, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific...

  3. Review of Quality Assurance in SKB's Repository Research Experiments

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    Hicks, T.W. [Galson Sciences Ltd, 5 Grosvenor House, Melton Road, Oakham(United Kingdom)

    2007-01-15

    SKB is preparing licence applications for a spent nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and repository which will be supported by the SR-Site safety report. A separate safety report, SR-Can, has been produced by SKB in preparation for the SR-Site report. SKI is in the process of reviewing the SR-Can safety report. In preparation for this review, and with a view to building confidence in SKB's research activities and understanding SKB's handling of data and other information, SKI has examined SKB's application of QA measures in the management and conduct of repository research and development projects that support the SR-Can safety assessment. These preliminary investigations will serve to support the preparation of more detailed quality and technical audits of SKB's repository safety assessment after the submission of a licence application. SKI's approach to this QA review is based on the consideration of quality-affecting aspects of a selection of SKB's research and development activities. As part of this review, SKI identified the need to examine quality-related aspects of some of the many experiments and investigations that form part of SKB's repository research programme. This report presents the findings of such a review, focusing on experiments concerned with the properties and performance of the engineered barrier system. First, in order to establish a broad understanding of QA requirements for repository scientific investigations, QA procedures implemented in the management of research and development activities for the low-level radioactive waste repository near Drigg in the UK and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Yucca Mountain repository projects in the US were studied. The QA procedures for experiments and tests undertaken in these projects were compared with those implemented by SKB. Key findings are: QA programmes have been implemented for each repository development programme in response to regulatory requirements

  4. Characterization of the Peer Review Network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health

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    Boyack, Kevin W.; Mei-Ching Chen; George Chacko

    2014-01-01

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the sci...

  5. 75 FR 3473 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-21

    ... limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Sensory, Motor, and Cognitive...

  6. 77 FR 56855 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Bloom, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health... Communication Study Section. Date: October 15, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  7. 78 FR 78984 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-12-27

    ... Conference Call). Contact Person: Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer...). Contact Person: Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review,...

  8. 76 FR 60058 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-28

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Vascular and Hematology Integrated Review Group, Molecular and Cellular Hematology. Date:...

  9. 75 FR 54638 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-08

    ... Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. (Virtual Meeting.) Contact Person: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review...: Michael K. Schmidt, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes...

  10. 75 FR 27793 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Imaging and Radiation... Integrated Review Group; Cellular Mechanisms in Aging and Development Study Section. Date: June 10-11, 2010...: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurotransporters,...

  11. 75 FR 57965 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-23

    .... Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review... Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review...

  12. Physical aspects of quality assurance in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, regulatory approach of the National Nuclear Safety Center

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    The physical aspects of the quality guarantee in Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy its are of cardinal importance to guarantee the quality of the diagnoses and treatments that are carried out to the patients in this type of services. The OIEA, the OMS and other scientific and professional organizations have contributed significantly to the elaboration of recommendations, Protocols, etc. applicable in the quality control programs and safety of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments. In spite of the great effort developed in this sense the Installation of the programs of quality control and safety of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments can fail if the same ones are not based in three decisive elements that are: the existence of national regulations, the existence of the infrastructure required for it and the existence of enough qualified personnel to develop this programs. The present work shows the regulatory focus that on this topic, it has followed the National Center of Nuclear Safety of Cuba (CNSN). The same left of strengthen all the existent Synergies in the different organizations of the country and it went in two fundamental directions: installation of the regulatory requirements that govern this activity and the Authorization of a Cuban Entity, specialized in carrying out audits to the quality control and safety programs of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments. After 4 work years in this direction, the results confirm the validity of the experience developed by the CNSN, at the moment all the services of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy of Cuba possess quality control and safety programs, these programs are annually Auditing by an Authorized entity by the CNSN and the Inspectors of the Regulatory Authority, control, during the inspections, the one execution of the established requirements in the national regulations. The work developed so far can serve, modestly, of reference to others countries of Latin America that

  13. Optical biosensors for food quality and safety assurance-a review.

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    Narsaiah, K; Jha, Shyam Narayan; Bhardwaj, Rishi; Sharma, Rajiv; Kumar, Ramesh

    2012-08-01

    Food quality and safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent food borne illness. Food serves as a growth medium for microorganisms that can be pathogenic or cause food spoilage. Therefore, it is imperative to have stringent laws and standards for the preparation, packaging and transportation of food. The conventional methods for detection of food contamination based on culturing, colony counting, chromatography and immunoassay are tedious and time consuming while biosensors have overcome some of these disadvantages. There is growing interest in biosensors due to high specificity, convenience and quick response. Optical biosensors show greater potential for the detection of pathogens, pesticide and drug residues, hygiene monitoring, heavy metals and other toxic substances in the food to check whether it is safe for consumption or not. This review focuses on optical biosensors, the recent developments in the associated instrumentation with emphasis on fiber optic and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based biosensors for detecting a range of analytes in food samples, the major advantages and challenges associated with optical biosensors. It also briefly covers the different methods employed for the immobilization of bio-molecules used in developing biosensors. PMID:23904648

  14. Optical biosensors for food quality and safety assurance-a review.

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    Narsaiah, K; Jha, Shyam Narayan; Bhardwaj, Rishi; Sharma, Rajiv; Kumar, Ramesh

    2012-08-01

    Food quality and safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent food borne illness. Food serves as a growth medium for microorganisms that can be pathogenic or cause food spoilage. Therefore, it is imperative to have stringent laws and standards for the preparation, packaging and transportation of food. The conventional methods for detection of food contamination based on culturing, colony counting, chromatography and immunoassay are tedious and time consuming while biosensors have overcome some of these disadvantages. There is growing interest in biosensors due to high specificity, convenience and quick response. Optical biosensors show greater potential for the detection of pathogens, pesticide and drug residues, hygiene monitoring, heavy metals and other toxic substances in the food to check whether it is safe for consumption or not. This review focuses on optical biosensors, the recent developments in the associated instrumentation with emphasis on fiber optic and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based biosensors for detecting a range of analytes in food samples, the major advantages and challenges associated with optical biosensors. It also briefly covers the different methods employed for the immobilization of bio-molecules used in developing biosensors.

  15. Flow assurance

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    Mullins, O.C.; Dong, C. [Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, MA (United States); Elshahawi, H. [Shell Exploration and Production Company, The Hague (Netherlands)

    2008-07-01

    This study emphasized the need for considering flow assurance for producing oil and gas, particularly in high cost areas such as deepwater. Phase behaviour studies, sticking propensities, and interfacial interactions have been investigated in many laboratory studies using asphaltenes, wax, hydrates, organic and inorganic scale, and even diamondoids. However, the spatial variation of reservoir fluids has received little attention, despite the fact that it is one of the most important factors affecting flow assurance. This issue was difficult to address in a systematic way in the past because of cost constraints. Today, reservoir fluid variation and flow assurance can be considered at the outset of a project given the technological advances in downhole fluid analysis. This study described the origins of reservoir fluid compositional variations and the controversies surrounding them. It also described the indispensable chemical analytical technology. The impact of these reservoir fluid compositional variations on flow assurance considerations was also discussed. A methodology that accounts for these variations at the outset in flow assurance evaluation was also presented.

  16. Financial assurances

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    US Ecology is a full service waste management company. The company operates two of the nation's three existing low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities and has prepared and submitted license applications for two new LLRW disposal facilities in California and Nebraska. The issue of financial assurances is an important aspect of site development and operation. Proper financial assurances help to insure that uninterrupted operation, closure and monitoring of a facility will be maintained throughout the project's life. Unfortunately, this aspect of licensing is not like others where you can gauge acceptance by examining approved computer codes, site performance standards or applying specific technical formulas. There is not a standard financial assurance plan. Each site should develop its requirements based upon the conditions of the site, type of design, existing state or federal controls, and realistic assessments of future financial needs. Financial assurances at U.S. Ecology's existing sites in Richland, Washington, and Beatty, Nevada, have been in place for several years and are accomplished in a variety of ways by the use of corporate guarantees, corporate capital funds, third party liability insurance, and post closure/long-term care funds. In addressing financial assurances, one can divide the issue into three areas: Site development/operations, third party damages, and long-term care/cleanup

  17. 77 FR 72367 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-12-05

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR 10-135: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21). Date: December 5, 2012. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  18. 78 FR 59040 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-25

    ... Literacy. Date: October 18, 2013. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR Panel: Tobacco Control...

  19. 78 FR 25281 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-04-30

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR Panel: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date: May 17, 2013. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  20. 75 FR 55592 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-13

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Risk Prevention and Health... Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Health IT. Date: October 20, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Medical Imaging....

  1. 75 FR 29771 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-27

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Risk Prevention and Health Behavior... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Medical Imaging. Date: June... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food...

  2. 75 FR 59728 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-28

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Stem Cells in... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: AIDS Predoctoral and Postdoctoral. Date: October 27-28, 2010... of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business:...

  3. 78 FR 37837 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-24

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Date: July 16-17, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  4. 77 FR 12598 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-01

    ... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group, NeuroAIDS and other End-Organ Diseases Study...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict... 20892, (301) 237- 9918, niw@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review...

  5. 76 FR 75552 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-12-02

    ..., Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Date: December 19, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR10-238 ACCORD Ancillary Studies....

  6. 77 FR 61614 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-10

    ..., (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Patricia Greenwel, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for... Emphasis Panel; Member Conflicts: Liver Biology and Pathophysiology. Date: October 31, 2012. Time: 12 p.m... Greenwel, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of...

  7. 78 FR 9706 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-11

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR-11-130: Zebrafish Screens. Date: March 5... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR-11-131: Tools for Zebrafish...: Developmental Pharmacology. Date: March 5-6, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  8. Evaluation Research and Quality Assurance.

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    Pesta, George; Respress, Trinetia; Major, Aline K.; Arazan, Christine; Coxe, Terry

    2002-01-01

    Describes the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program's implementation of an evaluation research-driven quality assurance process for Florida's juvenile justice educational programs. Reviews the literature on juvenile justice educational practices and describes the educational quality assurance standards and annual modifications that draw…

  9. 78 FR 35943 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-14

    ..., (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Michael M. Sveda, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for..., 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: John Bishop,...

  10. 78 FR 15729 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-12

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Malaria Application. Date: March 29....gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine;...

  11. Quality assurance

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    Gillespie, B.M.; Gleckler, B.P.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report summarizes the quality assurance and quality control practices of Hanford Site environmental monitoring and surveillance programs. Samples are analyzed according to documented standard analytical procedures. This section discusses specific measures taken to ensure quality in project management, sample collection, and analytical results.

  12. Ethics review of pediatric multi-center drug trials.

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    Needham, Allison C; Kapadia, Mufiza Z; Offringa, Martin

    2015-02-01

    The assessment of safety and efficacy of therapeutics for children and adolescents requires the use of multi-centered designs. However, the need to obtain ethical approval from multiple independent research ethics boards (REBs) presents as a challenge to investigators and sponsors who must consider local requirements while ensuring that the protection of human subjects is consistent across sites. In pediatrics, this requirement is complicated by pediatric-specific ethical concerns such as the acquisition of assent and consent and the need for pediatric expertise to assess the scholarly merit of the proposed research. Efforts to tackle these challenges have focused on the process of ethics review, which will improve efficiency. In addition to improving process, we suggest further research to fill gaps in the evidence base for recommendations and decisions made by REBs, specifically their effectiveness to protect human subjects. Evidence gathered will contribute to the successful development, adoption and implementation of harmonized guidance to apply ethics principles in order to protect children through research rather than from research.

  13. Characterization of the peer review network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

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    Boyack, Kevin W; Chen, Mei-Ching; Chacko, George

    2014-01-01

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the scientific community and the taxpaying public. Towards this purpose, we have created the first system-level description of peer review at CSR by applying text analysis, bibliometric, and graph visualization techniques to administrative records. We identify otherwise latent relationships across scientific clusters, which in turn suggest opportunities for structural reorganization of the system based on expert evaluation. Such studies support the creation of monitoring tools and provide transparency and knowledge to stakeholders. PMID:25119140

  14. Characterization of the peer review network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

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    Kevin W Boyack

    Full Text Available The National Institutes of Health (NIH is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the scientific community and the taxpaying public. Towards this purpose, we have created the first system-level description of peer review at CSR by applying text analysis, bibliometric, and graph visualization techniques to administrative records. We identify otherwise latent relationships across scientific clusters, which in turn suggest opportunities for structural reorganization of the system based on expert evaluation. Such studies support the creation of monitoring tools and provide transparency and knowledge to stakeholders.

  15. 75 FR 1793 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-13

    ... Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Social Psychology, Personality and... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  16. 78 FR 738 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-04

    ..., Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  17. 75 FR 36662 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-28

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neurogenesis, Stem Cells, and Transcription Factors. Date: July 29, 2010. Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  18. 77 FR 59198 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-26

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Projects: Fungal Secondary Metabolites. Date: October 10, 2012. Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  19. 78 FR 735 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-04

    ...: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person..., (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Luis Espinoza, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific...: Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group, Surgery,...

  20. 75 FR 22819 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-04-30

    ...: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person... (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Soheyla Saadi, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific... Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group; Surgery, Anesthesiology and...

  1. 76 FR 1444 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-10

    .... Contact Person: John Bishop, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National...: Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Michael...

  2. 78 FR 54664 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-05

    ... Bishop, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health... applications. Place: Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202. Contact Person: Michael...

  3. 77 FR 54920 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-06

    ... Road, NW., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Michael Selmanoff, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer..., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: John Bishop, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

  4. 75 FR 66113 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-27

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology. Date: November 10-11, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  5. 77 FR 40623 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-07-10

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Malaria Review... Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844,...

  6. 78 FR 3009 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-15

    ...: Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section. Date: February...

  7. 78 FR 32670 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-31

    ...- 9918, niw@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics Integrated Review Group... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Obesity...

  8. 78 FR 30319 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-22

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune, and Immune... Integrated Review Group; Gene and Drug Delivery Systems Study Section. Date: June 13-14, 2013. Time: 8:00...

  9. 75 FR 4090 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-26

    ..., San Diego, CA 92109. Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD., Scientific Review Officer, Center... Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD., Scientific Review...

  10. 76 FR 8751 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-15

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Anti-Infective... Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: March 9, 2011....

  11. 76 FR 6486 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-04

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date: March 7-8, 2011...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food...

  12. 76 FR 16431 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Pathogenesis and Immunity in HIV/AIDS. Date: April 6, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  13. 76 FR 63312 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-12

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Cardiovascular Sciences. Date... Rehabilitation. Date: November 4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m .to 8 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  14. 77 FR 65004 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-24

    ... Rehabilitation. Date: November 1-2, 2012. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cardiovascular...

  15. 76 FR 64956 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-19

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: November 17-18, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  16. 77 FR 27468 - Center for Scientific Review, Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-10

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience..., zhaow@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated...: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology...

  17. 78 FR 13361 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-27

    ... NW., Washington, DC 20036, Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific... Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101. Contact Person: Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review...

  18. 77 FR 64118 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-18

    .... Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, (Formerly Holiday... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  19. 78 FR 31951 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-28

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Education, Psychology, and Biology in Health Behavior. Date: June 24-25, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00...

  20. 75 FR 21007 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-04-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: SAT and BTSS Study...

  1. 76 FR 10910 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-28

    ..., Room 4040A, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892. (301) 594-1245. ivinsj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA-HD-11-101: Sleep and Social Environment: Basic...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel;...

  2. 77 FR 50139 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-08-20

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Skeletal Integrity and Environment. Date... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5217B, MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1259, nadis@csr.nih.gov..., xuguofen@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel;...

  3. 78 FR 24428 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Cancer Biology and Genetics... Conflict: Neural Engineering and Neurogenetics. Date: May 22, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda:...

  4. 76 FR 28441 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel: Epilepsy, Stroke, Trauma...

  5. 78 FR 23276 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-04-18

    ..., pughjohn@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel RFA RM12-015...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR-11-246: Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology. Date: May 14, 2013. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00...

  6. 78 FR 11896 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Translational Research in Diabetes, Obesity..., 301-408- 9901, sheardn@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis..., Room 6158, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1355, debernardima@csr.nih.gov . Name of...

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    ...-408- 9129, lewisdeb@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Cancer Research. Date: April 21, 2010. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451- 4467, choe@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...

  8. 76 FR 72958 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  9. 77 FR 23488 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., faradaym@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Forebrain Regulation of Pain Perception. Date: May 9, 2012. Time: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1766, bennettc3@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...

  10. 77 FR 19023 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-03-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Channels--Physiology and Signaling. Date... Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  11. 77 FR 70211 - Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review

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    2012-11-23

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review AGENCY....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: VBA Call Center Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-0744. Type of... Veterans; (2) determine what to do to improve the call center experience; and (3) serve to guide...

  12. Results of a Quality Assurance Review of External Beam Radiation Therapy in the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group's High-risk Neuroblastoma Trial: A SIOPEN Study

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    Gaze, Mark N., E-mail: mark.gaze@uclh.nhs.uk [Department of Oncology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Boterberg, Tom [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium); Dieckmann, Karin; Hoermann, Marcus [General Hospital Vienna, Medical University Vienna (Austria); Gains, Jennifer E.; Sullivan, Kevin P. [Department of Oncology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Ladenstein, Ruth [Children' s Cancer Research Institute, St. Anna Children' s Hospital, Vienna (Austria)

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Radiation therapy is important for local control in neuroblastoma. This study reviewed the compliance of plans with the radiation therapy guidelines of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group (SIOPEN) High-Risk Trial protocol. Methods and Materials: The SIOPEN trial central electronic database has sections to record diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy planning data. Individual centers may upload data remotely, but not all centers involved in the trial chose to use this system. A quality scoring system was devised based on how well the radiation therapy plan matched the protocol guidelines, to what extent deviations were justified, and whether adverse effects may result. Central review of radiation therapy planning was undertaken retrospectively in 100 patients for whom complete diagnostic and treatment sets were available. Data were reviewed and compared against protocol guidelines by an international team of radiation oncologists and radiologists. For each patient in the sample, the central review team assigned a quality assurance score. Results: It was found that in 48% of patients there was full compliance with protocol requirements. In 29%, there were deviations for justifiable reasons with no likely long-term adverse effects resulting. In 5%, deviations had occurred for justifiable reasons, but that might result in adverse effects. In 1%, there was a deviation with no discernible justification, which would not lead to long-term adverse events. In 17%, unjustified deviations were noted, with a risk of an adverse outcome resulting. Conclusions: Owing to concern over the proportion of patients in whom unjustified deviations were observed, a protocol amendment has been issued. This offers the opportunity for central review of radiation therapy plans before the start of treatment and the treating clinician a chance to modify plans.

  13. Results of a Quality Assurance Review of External Beam Radiation Therapy in the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group's High-risk Neuroblastoma Trial: A SIOPEN Study

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    Purpose: Radiation therapy is important for local control in neuroblastoma. This study reviewed the compliance of plans with the radiation therapy guidelines of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group (SIOPEN) High-Risk Trial protocol. Methods and Materials: The SIOPEN trial central electronic database has sections to record diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy planning data. Individual centers may upload data remotely, but not all centers involved in the trial chose to use this system. A quality scoring system was devised based on how well the radiation therapy plan matched the protocol guidelines, to what extent deviations were justified, and whether adverse effects may result. Central review of radiation therapy planning was undertaken retrospectively in 100 patients for whom complete diagnostic and treatment sets were available. Data were reviewed and compared against protocol guidelines by an international team of radiation oncologists and radiologists. For each patient in the sample, the central review team assigned a quality assurance score. Results: It was found that in 48% of patients there was full compliance with protocol requirements. In 29%, there were deviations for justifiable reasons with no likely long-term adverse effects resulting. In 5%, deviations had occurred for justifiable reasons, but that might result in adverse effects. In 1%, there was a deviation with no discernible justification, which would not lead to long-term adverse events. In 17%, unjustified deviations were noted, with a risk of an adverse outcome resulting. Conclusions: Owing to concern over the proportion of patients in whom unjustified deviations were observed, a protocol amendment has been issued. This offers the opportunity for central review of radiation therapy plans before the start of treatment and the treating clinician a chance to modify plans.

  14. A Client-Centered Review of Rogers with Gloria

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    Moon, Kathryn A.

    2007-01-01

    Carl Rogers's nondirective theory and his response style with Gloria (E. L. Shostrom, 1965) are discussed in reply to S. A. Wickman and C. Campbell's (2003) "An Analysis of How Carl Rogers Enacted Client-Centered Conversation With Gloria." Client-centered studies of C. Rogers's transcripts give context for reformulating S. A. Wickman and C.…

  15. Literature Review on Higher professional Teaching Quality Assurance%高职专业教学质量保证文献述评

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    胡华林

    2014-01-01

    This paper reviewed professional Teaching Quality Assurance Literature. The study found that quality assurance and quality control are in different, researchers abroad focused on teaching quality assurance by empirical study, domestic researchers focused on teaching quality monitoring by theoretical study. It is lack of distinction between higher professional education and other education from foreign literature, while the domestic literature is lack of empirical studies.%本文对高职专业教学质量保证文献进行了回顾。研究发现,质量保证与质量监控侧重点略有不同,国外侧重教学质量保证,国内侧重教学质量监控。国外研究重在实证,国内重在理论。国外文献不足在于没有区分高职专业教学与其它高等教育教学,而国内研究缺乏实证。

  16. 78 FR 30303 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    2013-05-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GENERAL SERVICES... compare its customer service levels to those of private industry contact centers. A notice was published... satisfaction with the National Contact Center service, to assist in increasing the efficiency in responding...

  17. Licensing an assured isolation facility for low-level radioactive waste. Volume 2: Recommendations on the content and review of an application

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    Silverman, D.J.; Bauser, M.A. [Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Washington, DC (United States); Baird, R.D. [Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT (United States)

    1998-07-01

    This report provides a detailed set of proposed criteria and guidance for the preparation of a license application for an assured isolation facility (AIF). The report is intended to provide a detailed planning basis upon which a prospective applicant may begin pre-licensing discussions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and initiate development of a license application. The report may also be useful to the NRC or to state regulatory agencies that may be asked to review such an application. Volume 1 of this report provides background information, and describes the licensing approach and methodology. Volume 2 identifies specific information that is recommended for inclusion in a license application.

  18. Licensing an assured isolation facility for low-level radioactive waste. Volume 2: Recommendations on the content and review of an application

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    This report provides a detailed set of proposed criteria and guidance for the preparation of a license application for an assured isolation facility (AIF). The report is intended to provide a detailed planning basis upon which a prospective applicant may begin pre-licensing discussions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and initiate development of a license application. The report may also be useful to the NRC or to state regulatory agencies that may be asked to review such an application. Volume 1 of this report provides background information, and describes the licensing approach and methodology. Volume 2 identifies specific information that is recommended for inclusion in a license application

  19. 78 FR 55266 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-10

    ... limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Processes Study Section. Date: October 3-4,...

  20. 75 FR 38111 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-07-01

    ....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Brain Structure and Function. Date: July 20, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications...: Skeletal Muscle Exercise Physiology. Date: July 22-23, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  1. 77 FR 8269 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-14

    ... Literacy. Date: March 9, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology...

  2. 75 FR 28623 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-21

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Review Group, Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section. Date: June 14-15, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5... Genetics Integrated Review Group, Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section. Date: June...

  3. 77 FR 14533 - Center for Scientific Review: Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review: Notice of Closed Meetings... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development. Date: March 26-27, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

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    ....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group; Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Structure... Clinical Integrated Review Group; Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section. Date: October 7-8...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Radiation Therapy and Biology....

  5. 77 FR 4050 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-01-26

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 1--Basic Translational Integrated Review Group, Tumor Cell Biology Study Section. Date: February 21-22, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Tumor Cell Biology...

  6. 76 FR 34716 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-14

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Indo-US Program on Reproductive Health...: Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology. Date: July 13, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agenda: To review... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Indo-US Program on Reproductive Health. Date: July...

  7. 78 FR 54259 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-03

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Physiology and Pathophysiology. Date: September 26, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and...@mail.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems Integrated Review...

  8. 76 FR 1442 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-10

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Integrated Review Group; Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology Study Section. Date: February 8-9, 2011....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems Integrated Review...

  9. Fuel Consumption Modeling of a Transport Category Aircraft Using Flight Operations Quality Assurance Data: A Literature Review

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    Stolzer, Alan J.

    2002-01-01

    Fuel is a major cost expense for air carriers. A typical airline spends 10% of its operating budget on the purchase of jet fuel, which even exceeds its expenditures on aircraft acquisitions. Thus, it is imperative that fuel consumption be managed as wisely as possible. The implementation of Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs at airlines may be able to assist in this management effort. The purpose of the study is to examine the literature regarding fuel consumption by air carriers, the literature related to air carrier fuel conservation efforts, and the literature related to the appropriate statistical methodologies to analyze the FOQA-derived data.

  10. Preventive design review as quality assurance and further task at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Kawasaki Juko ni okeru jizen kensho no torikumi to kongo no tenkai

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    Minakata, S.; Okazaki, S.; Nishimoto, T.; Saeki, H.; Niguma, Y. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1999-12-01

    At Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), to reduce the risk in manufacturing and contribute to our company management, the most useful method of our Quality Assurance (QA) activities is preventive verification by design reviews (DR). During a design review, we effectively use the abundant experience of our company in the technologies of design, manufacturing and management to prevent failures resulting from the upper processes, such as design. As a direct result of this activity (GRP-50 and 75), failure costs have been greatly reduced. In the future we will continue to evolve our QA activities backed by preventive verification, aiming at linking Total Quality Management (TQM) to management in order to progress our company management and business process. (author)

  11. Changing the Safety and Mission Assurance (S and MA) Paradigm

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    Malone, Roy W.; Safie, Fayssal M.

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the change in the work and impact of the Safety and Mission Assurance directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center. It reviews the background and the reasons given for a strong Safety & Mission Assurance presence in all planning for space flight. This was pointed out by the Rogers Commission Report after the Space Challenger accident, by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) and by a 2006 NASA Exploration Safety Study (NESS) Team. The overall objective of the work in this area was to improve and maintain S&MA expertise and skills. Training for this work was improved and the S&MA organization was reorganized. This has resulted in a paradigm shift for NASA's safety efforts, which is described. The presentation then reviews the impact of the new S&MA work in the Ares I design and development.

  12. 77 FR 58853 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-24

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Social Psychology, Family..., Small Business: Orthopedic and Skeletal Biology. Date: October 23, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

  13. 78 FR 1864 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-09

    ..., MD 20814. Contact Person: Michael Knecht, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific... Monica Hotel, 530 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Contact Person: John Bishop,...

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    2011-04-29

    ... applications. Place: One Washington Circle Hotel, One Washington Circle, NW., Washington, DC 20037. John Bishop... Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Michael Knecht, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  15. 75 FR 32487 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-08

    .... Regis Washington, DC, 923 16th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM..., DC 20006. Contact Person: George Ann McKie, DVM, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  16. 75 FR 11895 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-03-12

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Neural Processing and Social Stress. Date.... Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4140-01-P...

  17. 77 FR 61010 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-05

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date...: Non-HIV Microbial Vaccine Development. Date: October 26, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda:...

  18. 78 FR 52206 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-22

    ..., (301) 435- 1725, bowersj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Immune Regulation by Cannabinoids. Date: September 23-24, 2013. Time: 8:00...

  19. 75 FR 46951 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2010-08-04

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Regulation of Monoamine Function--PPG.... guthriep@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to...

  20. 77 FR 42320 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-07-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Studies of Molecular, Genomics and Regulation... 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1038, remondid@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less...

  1. Clinical Outcomes of Heart-Lung Transplantation: Review of 10 Single-Center Consecutive Patients

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    Yun, Jae Kwang; Choi, Se Hoon; Park, Seung-Il; [...

    2016-01-01

    Background Heart-lung transplantation (HLT) has provided hope to patients with end-stage lung disease and irreversible heart dysfunction. We reviewed the clinical outcomes of 10 patients who underwent heart-lung transplantation at Asan Medical Center. Methods Between July 2010 and August 2014, a total of 11 patients underwent HLT at Asan Medical Center. After excluding one patient who underwent concomitant liver transplantation, 10 patients were enrolled in our study. We reviewed the demograp...

  2. 75 FR 63494 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-15

    ... 20892. 301-408-9098. csr.nih.gov ">josephru@ csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...-435-2365. csr.nih.gov ">aitouchea@ csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review... 5154, MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-408- 9971. fanpcommat; csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of...

  3. 77 FR 58144 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-19

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR11-145: International Research in... 20892, 301-435- 0903 saadisoh@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical... 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-357-9318, ngkl@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for...

  4. 75 FR 36430 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-25

    ...@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing...-1258. micklinm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel... 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-435- 2598. firrellj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center...

  5. A Management Review and Analysis of Purdue University Libraries and Audio-Visual Center.

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    Baaske, Jan; And Others

    A management review and analysis was conducted by the staff of the libraries and audio-visual center of Purdue University. Not only were the study team and the eight task forces drawn from all levels of the libraries and audio-visual center staff, but a systematic effort was sustained through inquiries, draft reports and open meetings to involve…

  6. Quality assurance manual: Volume 2, Appendices

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    Oijala, J.E.

    1988-06-01

    This paper contains quality assurance information on departments of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Particular quality assurance policies and standards discussed are on: Mechanical Systems; Klystron and Microwave Department; Electronics Department; Plant Engineering; Accelerator Department; Purchasing; and Experimental Facilities Department. (LSP)

  7. Mental Health Services in School-Based Health Centers: Systematic Review

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    Bains, Ranbir Mangat; Diallo, Ana F.

    2016-01-01

    Mental health issues affect 20-25% of children and adolescents, of which few receive services. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide access to mental health services to children and adolescents within their schools. A systematic review of literature was undertaken to review evidence on the effectiveness of delivery of mental health services…

  8. 77 FR 37422 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-21

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Stem Cell Self-Renewal and... Conflict: Diabetes and Obesity. Date: July 17, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306,...

  9. 77 FR 66625 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-11-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Parasitology. Date: November 28, 2012. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  10. 78 FR 13363 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-27

    ...: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person...: Heterochromatin and the HP1 Platform. Date: March 20-21, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and..., (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Michael H Chaitin, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  11. 76 FR 22716 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-04-22

    ...-402- 5671, zhengli@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Clinical Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration Study Section. Date: May 19, 2011. Time... Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge...

  12. 76 FR 13421 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-11

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR-10-279: Robotics Technology...-Agency Robotics SBIR, Panel 1. Date: April 14-15, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  13. 75 FR 2877 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-19

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Engineering Study Section. Date: February 10-11, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate..., (301) 435- 1239, guthriep@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics...

  14. 75 FR 73114 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Epilepsy Study Section. Date: January 27-28, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  15. 77 FR 28889 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-16

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology... Control Revision Applications: Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology. Date: June 4, 2012. Time: 4:00 p.m...: Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology. Date: June 4, 2012. Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  16. 78 FR 50066 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-16

    ..., fitzsimmonss@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group..., Room 3114, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-451-9956, fitzsimmonss@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR Panel: Translational Research in Pediatric...

  17. 78 FR 7438 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-6809, beheraak@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review..., 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3182, MSC 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 0913, mark.lindner@csr.nih.gov... Ethical Issues in Research. Date: February 27, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  18. 77 FR 16248 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  12. Optical metrology at the Optical Sciences Center: an historical review

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    Creath, Katherine; Parks, Robert E.

    2014-10-01

    The Optical Sciences Center (OSC) begun as a graduate-level applied optics teaching institution to support the US space effort. The making of optics representative of those used in other space programs was deemed essential. This led to the need for optical metrology: at first Hartmann tests, but almost immediately to interferometric tests using the newly invented HeNe laser. Not only were new types of interferometers needed, but the whole infrastructure that went with testing, fringe location methods, aberration removal software and contour map generation to aid the opticians during polishing needed to be developed. Over the last half century more rapid and precise methods of interferogram data reduction, surface roughness measurement, and methods of instrument calibration to separate errors from those in the optic have been pioneered at OSC. Other areas of research included null lens design and the writing of lens design software that led into the design of computer generated holograms for asphere testing. More recently work has been done on the reduction of speckle noise in interferograms, methods to test large convex aspheres, and a return to slope measuring tests to increase the dynamic range of the types of aspheric surfaces amenable to optical testing including free-form surfaces. This paper documents the history of the development of optical testing projects at OSC and highlights the contributions some of the individuals associated with new methods of testing and the infrastructure needed to support the testing. We conclude with comments about the future trends optical metrology.

  13. Quality Assurance - Construction

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    Gaarslev, Axel

    1996-01-01

    Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies......Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies...

  14. Real-Time Pretreatment Review Limits Unacceptable Deviations on a Cooperative Group Radiation Therapy Technique Trial: Quality Assurance Results of RTOG 0933

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    Gondi, Vinai, E-mail: vgondi@chicagocancer.org [Cadence Brain Tumor Center and CDH Proton Center, Warrenville, Illinois (United States); University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin (United States); Cui, Yunfeng [Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Mehta, Minesh P. [University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Manfredi, Denise [Radiation Therapy Oncology Group—RTQA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Xiao, Ying; Galvin, James M. [Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Rowley, Howard [University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A. [Montefiore Medical Center and Institute for Onco-Physics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York (United States)

    2015-03-01

    Purpose: RTOG 0933 was a phase II trial of hippocampal avoidance during whole brain radiation therapy for patients with brain metastases. The results demonstrated improvement in short-term memory decline, as compared with historical control individuals, and preservation of quality of life. Integral to the conduct of this trial were quality assurance processes inclusive of pre-enrollment credentialing and pretreatment centralized review of enrolled patients. Methods and Materials: Before enrolling patients, all treating physicians and sites were required to successfully complete a “dry-run” credentialing test. The treating physicians were credentialed based on accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging–computed tomography image fusion and hippocampal and normal tissue contouring, and the sites were credentialed based on protocol-specified dosimetric criteria. Using the same criteria, pretreatment centralized review of enrolled patients was conducted. Physicians enrolling 3 consecutive patients without unacceptable deviations were permitted to enroll further patients without pretreatment review, although their cases were reviewed after treatment. Results: In all, 113 physicians and 84 sites were credentialed. Eight physicians (6.8%) failed hippocampal contouring on the first attempt; 3 were approved on the second attempt. Eight sites (9.5%) failed intensity modulated radiation therapy planning on the first attempt; all were approved on the second attempt. One hundred thirteen patients were enrolled in RTOG 0933; 100 were analyzable. Eighty-seven cases were reviewed before treatment; 5 (5.7%) violated the eligibility criteria, and 21 (24%) had unacceptable deviations. With feedback, 18 cases were approved on the second attempt and 2 cases on the third attempt. One patient was treated off protocol. Twenty-two cases were reviewed after treatment; 1 (4.5%) violated the eligibility criteria, and 5 (23%) had unacceptable deviations. Conclusions: Although >95% of the

  15. Introduction to quality assurance

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    In today's interpretation 'quality assurance' means 'good management'. Quality assurance has to cover all phases of a work, but all quality assurance measures must be adapted to the relevance and complexity of the actual task. Examples are given for the preparation of quality classes, the organization of quality assurance during design and manufacturing and for auditing. Finally, efficiency and limits of quality assurance systems are described. (orig.)

  16. 2011 Year in review--Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

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    Johnson, Rebecca, (compiler)

    2012-01-01

    The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's 2011 Year in Review is an annual report recounting the broad scope of the Center's 2011 accomplishments. The report covers preparations for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launch, the ever-increasing use of free Landsat data, monitoring the effects of natural hazards, and more to emphasize the importance of innovation in using satellite data to study change over time.

  17. [Technical recommendations and best practice guidelines for May-Grünwald-Giemsa staining: literature review and insights from the quality assurance].

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    Piaton, Eric; Fabre, Monique; Goubin-Versini, Isabelle; Bretz-Grenier, Marie-Françoise; Courtade-Saïdi, Monique; Vincent, Serge; Belleannée, Geneviève; Thivolet, Françoise; Boutonnat, Jean; Debaque, Hervé; Fleury-Feith, Jocelyne; Vielh, Philippe; Cochand-Priollet, Béatrix; Egelé, Caroline; Bellocq, Jean-Pierre; Michiels, Jean-François

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    May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG) stain is a Romanowsky-type, polychromatic stain as those of Giemsa, Leishman and Wright. Apart being the reference method of haematology, it has become a routine stain of diagnostic cytopathology for the study of air-dried preparations (lymph node imprints, centrifuged body fluids and fine needle aspirations). In the context of their actions of promoting the principles of quality assurance in cytopathology, the French Association for Quality Assurance in Anatomic and Cytologic Pathology (AFAQAP) and the French Society of Clinical Cytology (SFCC) conducted a proficiency test on MGG stain in 2013. Results from the test, together with the review of literature data allow pre-analytical and analytical steps of MGG stain to be updated. Recommendations include rapid air-drying of cell preparations/imprints, fixation using either methanol or May-Grünwald alone for 3-10minutes, two-step staining: 50% May-Grünwald in buffer pH 6.8 v/v for 3-5minutes, followed by 10% buffered Giemsa solution for 10-30minutes, and running water for 1-3minutes. Quality evaluation must be performed on red blood cells (RBCs) and leukocytes, not on tumour cells. Under correct pH conditions, RBCs must appear pink-orange (acidophilic) or buff-coloured, neither green nor blue. Leukocyte cytoplasm must be almost transparent, with clearly delineated granules. However, staining may vary somewhat and testing is recommended for automated methods (slide stainers) which remain the standard for reproducibility. Though MGG stain remains the reference stain, Diff-Quik(®) stain can be used for the rapid evaluation of cell samples. PMID:26188673

  18. Quality assurance issues in conducting multi-institutional advanced technology clinical trials.

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    Purdy, James A

    2008-01-01

    The National Cancer Institute-sponsored Advanced Technology Quality Assurance (QA) Consortium, which consisted of the Image-Guided Therapy QA Center, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Radiological Physics Center, Quality Assurance Review Center, and Resource Center for Emerging Technologies, has pioneered the development of an infrastructure and QA method for advanced technology clinical trials that requires volumetric digital data submission of a protocol patient's treatment plan and verification data. In particular, the Image-Guided Therapy QA Center has nearly 15 years experience in facilitating QA review for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group advanced technology clinical trials. This QA process includes (1) a data integrity review for completeness of protocol required elements, the format of data, and possible data corruption, and recalculation of dose-volume histograms; (2) a review of compliance with target volume and organ-at-risk contours by study chairs; and (3) a review of dose prescription and dose heterogeneity compliance by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Headquarters Dosimetry Group or the Radiological Physics Center dosimetrists (for brachytherapy protocols). This report reviews the lessons learned and the QA challenges presented by the use of advanced treatment modalities in clinical trials requiring volumetric digital data submission. PMID:18406941

  19. Software Assurance Using Structured Assurance Case Models

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    Rhodes, Thomas; Boland, Frederick; Fong, Elizabeth; Kass, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Software assurance is an important part of the software development process to reduce risks and ensure that the software is dependable and trustworthy. Software defects and weaknesses can often lead to software errors and failures and to exploitation by malicious users. Testing, certification and accreditation have been traditionally used in the software assurance process to attempt to improve software trustworthiness. In this paper, we examine a methodology known as a structured assurance mo...

  20. 对等代码复杰过程中的质量保证:一个基于计算机科学的策略%Quality Assurance of Peer Code Review Process: A Computer Science Based Strategy

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    王延青; 杨发; 刘培杰; COLLINS Michael

    2007-01-01

    The software industry is asking universities and colleges to cultivate more software engineers who can write quality programs. A peer code review process is an ideal approach to maximize the learning outcome of students in programming. In this paper, the process in our previous publication was improved. The found problems were analyzed which will take as the basis of the future research on quality assurance. Finally, a set of solutions based on computer science were proposed to further improve the whole review process.

  1. Prostate radiotherapy clinical trial quality assurance: How real should real time review be? (A TROG-OCOG Intergroup Project)

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    Background and purpose: Review of plans early in treatment offers the potential to reduce the chance of sub-optimal treatment delivery. We compare the use of real time reviews (RTR) either before randomization (pre-rand 3D RTR) or following randomization (post-rand 2D RTR). Materials and methods: PROFIT is an international randomised trial for men with prostate cancer which had credentialing via multiple dummy runs. In Australia, but not Canada, all plans were submitted for pre-rand 3D RTR using 3D software, and resubmission was requested if significant protocol deviations (PD) were seen. All plans from Canada and Australia then underwent post-rand 2D RTR using a 2D assessment. Results: For 147 Australian patients, pre-rand 3D RTR was fast (median 1 day, 95% range 0–4 days). 51 minor and 5 major PD were observed and 15 of the 147 cases (10%) required resubmission. Of the 5 major PD, 4 were remedied on resubmission and 1 was withdrawn from study. For the post-rand 2D RTR, reports from 147 Australian cases and 193 Canadian cases were reviewed. No major PD were reported from Australian cases, but 3 were seen in Canadian cases (0% versus 1.5%; p = 0.26). There was also no difference in the rate of minor PD (14.3% versus 15.3%; p = NS). Conclusions: In a study using relatively simple treatment volumes after comprehensive credentialing, pre-rand 3D RTR offers only modest benefits compared with post-rand 2D RTR. In the future the intensity of RTR may need to vary according to protocol and site specific factors

  2. Measuring Person-Centered Care: A Critical Comparative Review of Published Tools

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    Edvardsson, David; Innes, Anthea

    2010-01-01

    Purpose of the study: To present a critical comparative review of published tools measuring the person-centeredness of care for older people and people with dementia. Design and Methods: Included tools were identified by searches of PubMed, Cinahl, the Bradford Dementia Group database, and authors' files. The terms "Person-centered,"…

  3. Games Centered Approaches in Teaching Children & Adolescents: Systematic Review of Associated Student Outcomes

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    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the weight of scientific evidence regarding student outcomes (physical, cognitive and affective) of a Game Centered Approach (GCA) when the quality of a study was taken into account in the interpretation of collective findings. A systematic search of five electronic databases (Sports…

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  10. 78 FR 65346 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 21, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222...

  11. 78 FR 64958 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Amalfi Hotel, 20 West Kinzie...

  12. 78 FR 64963 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., October 16, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 16, 2013, 06:30 p.m., Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas...

  13. 78 FR 65344 - Center for Scientific Review Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 8, 2013, 12:00 p.m., The Dupont Hotel, 1500 New...

  14. 78 FR 64962 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Hotel, 20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 which was published in the Federal Register on...

  15. 76 FR 31968 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, June 8, 2011, 8 a.m. to June 8, 2011, 6 p.m., The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335...

  16. 78 FR 64961 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ..., 78 FR 55266-55267. The meeting will be held at the Bahia Hotel, 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of...

  17. 78 FR 66371 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ..., 2013, 78 FR 187 Pgs. 59361-59362. The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of...

  18. 78 FR 64968 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, October 16, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to October 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Avenue Hotel Chicago, 160...

  19. 78 FR 65342 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 11, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania...

  20. 78 FR 65347 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20037 which was published in the Federal...

  1. 78 FR 64959 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., October 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel, 530...

  2. Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center solar heating and cooling system design review data

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    1978-05-01

    This document has been prepared as a part of the detailed design of the solar heating and cooling system to be installed at the Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center. It describes the 50 percent design review data for this site, and discusses the design approaches, system trade studies, subsystem design and development approach, solar collectors, preliminary specifications and other related information.

  3. Multinational Quality Assurance

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    Kinser, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Multinational colleges and universities pose numerous challenges to the traditional models of quality assurance that are designed to validate domestic higher education. When institutions cross international borders, at least two quality assurance protocols are involved. To guard against fraud and abuse, quality assurance in the host country is…

  4. Computer software quality assurance

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    The author defines some criteria for the evaluation of software quality assurance elements for applicability to the regulation of the nuclear industry. The author then analyses a number of software quality assurance (SQA) standards. The major extracted SQA elements are then discussed, and finally specific software quality assurance recommendations are made for the nuclear industry

  5. Internal Quality Assurance System and Its Implementation in Kaunas College

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    Misiunas, Mindaugas

    2007-01-01

    The article discusses the internal system of quality assurance and its implementation methods in Kaunas College. The issues of quality assurance are reviewed in the context of the European higher education area covering the three levels: European, national and institutional. The importance of quality assurance and its links with external…

  6. Construction and Thinking on Security Assurance System in Public Health Data Center%r公共卫生数据中心安全保障体系建设与思考

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    肖革新; 张烨; 张睿; 王俊玲

    2012-01-01

    分析中国疾控中心数据中心信息化建设现状及信息安全保障体系存在的问题,对此提出总体应对框架,即构建以公共卫生业务系统为服务对象、安全管理体系建设为龙头、安全技术体系为基础的安全体系结构,为公共卫生数据中心信息安全保障体系建设提供借鉴。%The paper analyzes the informatization construction status of China CDC data center and the existing problems of information security assurance system, puts forwards corresponding framework, namely, constructing the security architecture taking public health service system as a target, system security management system as the leading, security technology system as the basis, so as to provide some references for public health data center information security protection system.

  7. Construction quality assurance report

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    Roscha, V.

    1994-09-08

    This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

  8. FESA Quality Assurance

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    2015-01-01

    FESA is a framework used by 100+ developers at CERN to design and implement the real-time software used to control the accelerators. Each new version must be tested and qualified to ensure that no backward compatibility issues have been introduced and that there is no major bug which might prevent accelerator operations. Our quality assurance approach is based on code review and a two-level testing process. The first level is made of unit-test (Python unittest & Google tests for C++). The second level consists of integration tests running on an isolated test environment. We also use a continuous integration service (Bamboo) to ensure the tests are executed periodically and the bugs caught early. In the presentation, we will explain the reasons why we took this approach, the results and some thoughts on the pros and cons.

  9. Construction quality assurance report

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project

  10. Bibliometric analysis of poison center-related research published in peer-review journals.

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    Forrester, M B

    2016-07-01

    Poison centers advance knowledge in the field of toxicology through publication in peer-review journals. This investigation describes the pattern of poison center-related publications. Cases were poison center-related research published in peer-review journals during 1995-2014. These were identified through searching the PubMed database, reviewing the tables of contents of selected toxicology journals, and reviewing abstracts of various national and international meetings. The following variables for each publication were identified: year of publication, journal, type of publication (meeting abstract vs. other, i.e. full article or letter to the editor), and the country(ies) of the poison center(s) included in the research. Of the 3147 total publications, 62.1% were meeting abstracts. There were 263 publications in 1995-1999, 536 in 2000-2004, 999 in 2005-2009, and 1349 in 2010-2014. The publications were in 234 different journals. The journals in which the highest number of research was published were Clinical Toxicology (69.7%), Journal of Medical Toxicology (2.2%), and Veterinary and Human Toxicology (2.1%). The research was reported from 62 different countries. The countries with the highest number of publications were the United States (67.9%), United Kingdom (6.5%), Germany (3.9%), France (2.5%), and Italy (2.4%). The number of publications increased greatly over the 20 years. Although the publications were in a large number of journals, a high proportion of the publications were in one journal. While the research came from a large number of countries, the preponderance came from the United States. PMID:26240162

  11. Engaging patients and stakeholders in research proposal review: the patient-centered outcomes research institute.

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    Fleurence, Rachael L; Forsythe, Laura P; Lauer, Michael; Rotter, Jason; Ioannidis, John P A; Beal, Anne; Frank, Lori; Selby, Joseph V

    2014-07-15

    The inaugural round of merit review for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in November 2012 included patients and other stakeholders, as well as scientists. This article examines relationships among scores of the 3 reviewer types, changes in scoring after in-person discussion, and the effect of inclusion of patient and stakeholder reviewers on the review process. In the first phase, 363 scientists scored 480 applications. In the second phase, 59 scientists, 21 patients, and 31 stakeholders provided a "prediscussion" score and a final "postdiscussion" score after an in-person meeting for applications. Bland-Altman plots were used to characterize levels of agreement among and within reviewer types before and after discussion. Before discussion, there was little agreement among average scores given by the 4 lead scientific reviewers and patient and stakeholder reviewers. After discussion, the 4 primary reviewers showed mild convergence in their scores, and the 21-member panel came to a much stronger agreement. Of the 25 awards with the best (and lowest) scores after phase 2, only 13 had ranked in the top 25 after the phase 1 review by scientists. Five percent of the 480 proposals submitted were funded. The authors conclude that patient and stakeholder reviewers brought different perspectives to the review process but that in-person discussion led to closer agreement among reviewer types. It is not yet known whether these conclusions are generalizable to future rounds of peer review. Future work would benefit from additional data collection for evaluation purposes and from long-term evaluation of the effect on the funded research.

  12. Quality-assurance and data management plan for groundwater activities by the U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas, 2014

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    Putnam, James E.; Hansen, Cristi V.

    2014-01-01

    As the Nation’s principle earth-science information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is depended on to collect data of the highest quality. This document is a quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities (GWQAP) of the Kansas Water Science Center. The purpose of this GWQAP is to establish a minimum set of guidelines and practices to be used by the Kansas Water Science Center to ensure quality in groundwater activities. Included within these practices are the assignment of responsibilities for implementing quality-assurance activities in the Kansas Water Science Center and establishment of review procedures needed to ensure the technical quality and reliability of the groundwater products. In addition, this GWQAP is intended to complement quality-assurance plans for surface-water and water-quality activities and similar plans for the Kansas Water Science Center and general project activities throughout the USGS. This document provides the framework for collecting, analyzing, and reporting groundwater data that are quality assured and quality controlled. This GWQAP presents policies directing the collection, processing, analysis, storage, review, and publication of groundwater data. In addition, policies related to organizational responsibilities, training, project planning, and safety are presented. These policies and practices pertain to all groundwater activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center, including data-collection programs, interpretive and research projects. This report also includes the data management plan that describes the progression of data management from data collection to archiving and publication.

  13. Data center network architecture in cloud computing:review, taxonomy, and open research issues

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    Han QI; Muhammad SHIRAZ; Jie-yao LIU; Abdullah GANI; Zulkanain ABDUL RAHMAN; Torki AALTAMEEM

    2014-01-01

    The data center network (DCN), which is an important component of data centers, consists of a large number of hosted servers and switches connected with high speed communication links. A DCN enables the deployment of resources centralization and on-demand access of the information and services of data centers to users. In recent years, the scale of the DCN has constantly increased with the widespread use of cloud-based services and the unprecedented amount of data delivery in/between data centers, whereas the traditional DCN architecture lacks aggregate bandwidth, scalability, and cost effectiveness for coping with the increasing demands of tenants in accessing the services of cloud data centers. Therefore, the design of a novel DCN architecture with the features of scalability, low cost, robustness, and energy conservation is required. This paper reviews the recent research fi ndings and technologies of DCN architectures to identify the issues in the existing DCN architectures for cloud computing. We develop a taxonomy for the classifi cation of the current DCN architectures, and also qualitatively analyze the traditional and contemporary DCN architectures. Moreover, the DCN architectures are compared on the basis of the signifi cant characteristics, such as bandwidth, fault tolerance, scalability, overhead, and deployment cost. Finally, we put forward open research issues in the deployment of scalable, low-cost, robust, and energy-efficient DCN architecture, for data centers in computational clouds.

  14. Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan

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    Waste Management Group

    2006-08-14

    The WMG QAP is an integral part of a management system designed to ensure that WMG activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified in a manner that assures a quality product. A quality product is one that meets all waste acceptance criteria, conforms to all permit and regulatory requirements, and is accepted at the offsite treatment, storage, and disposal facility. In addition to internal processes, this QA Plan identifies WMG processes providing oversight and assurance to line management that waste is managed according to all federal, state, and local requirements for waste generator areas. A variety of quality assurance activities are integral to managing waste. These QA functions have been identified in the relevant procedures and in subsequent sections of this plan. The WMG QAP defines the requirements of the WMG quality assurance program. These requirements are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, Contractor Requirements Document, the LBNL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), and other applicable environmental compliance documents. The QAP and all associated WMG policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and revised, as necessary, to implement corrective actions, and to reflect changes that have occurred in regulations, requirements, or practices as a result of feedback on work performed or lessons learned from other organizations. The provisions of this QAP and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by the WMG; WMG personnel, contractors, and vendors; and personnel from other associated LBNL organizations, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WMG-approved QA programs.

  15. Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan

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    The WMG QAP is an integral part of a management system designed to ensure that WMG activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified in a manner that assures a quality product. A quality product is one that meets all waste acceptance criteria, conforms to all permit and regulatory requirements, and is accepted at the offsite treatment, storage, and disposal facility. In addition to internal processes, this QA Plan identifies WMG processes providing oversight and assurance to line management that waste is managed according to all federal, state, and local requirements for waste generator areas. A variety of quality assurance activities are integral to managing waste. These QA functions have been identified in the relevant procedures and in subsequent sections of this plan. The WMG QAP defines the requirements of the WMG quality assurance program. These requirements are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, Contractor Requirements Document, the LBNL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), and other applicable environmental compliance documents. The QAP and all associated WMG policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and revised, as necessary, to implement corrective actions, and to reflect changes that have occurred in regulations, requirements, or practices as a result of feedback on work performed or lessons learned from other organizations. The provisions of this QAP and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by the WMG; WMG personnel, contractors, and vendors; and personnel from other associated LBNL organizations, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WMG-approved QA programs

  16. Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop, Volume 91, RBRC Scientific Review Committee Meeting

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    Samios,N.P.

    2008-11-17

    The ninth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on Nov. 17-18, 2008, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Dr. Wit Busza (Chair), Dr. Miklos Gyulassy, Dr. Akira Masaike, Dr. Richard Milner, Dr. Alfred Mueller, and Dr. Akira Ukawa. We are pleased that Dr. Yasushige Yano, the Director of the Nishina Institute of RIKEN, Japan participated in this meeting both in informing the committee of the activities of the Nishina Institute and the role of RBRC and as an observer of this review. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on his/her research efforts. This encompassed three major areas of investigation, theoretical, experimental and computational physics. In addition the committee met privately with the fellows and postdocs to ascertain their opinions and concerns. Although the main purpose of this review is a report to RIKEN Management (Dr. Ryoji Noyori, RIKEN President) on the health, scientific value, management and future prospects of the Center, the RBRC management felt that a compendium of the scientific presentations are of sufficient quality and interest that they warrant a wider distribution. Therefore we have made this compilation and present it to the community for its information and enlightenment.

  17. What dentition assures oral function?

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    Gotfredsen, Klaus; Walls, Angus W G

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between dentition and oral function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search of the English literature was undertaken using PubMed and appropriate keywords. Citations were identified and hand sorted to confirm their validity against our inclusion criteria. Four spec...... for the year 2000, namely to maintain a natural dentition of not less than 20 teeth throughout life, is substantiated by the current literature review as this proposed dentition will assure an acceptable level of oral function....

  18. Revitalizing quality assurance

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    The image of someone inspecting or auditing often comes to mind when people hear the term quality assurance. Although partially correct, this image is not the complete picture. The person doing the inspecting or auditing is probably part of a traditional quality assurance organization, but that organization is only one aspect of a properly conceived and effectively implemented quality assurance system whose goal is improved facility safety and reliability. This paper introduces the underlying philosophies and basic concepts of the International Atomic Energy Agency's new quality assurance initiative that began in 1991 as part of a broad Agency-wide program to enhance nuclear safety. The first product of that initiative was publication in 1996 of a new Quality Assurance Code 50-C/SG-Q and fourteen related Safety Guides. This new suite of documents provide the technical and philosophical foundation upon which Member States can base their quality assurance programs. (author)

  19. Comparative analysis of quality assurance systems which effectively control, review and verify the quality of components manufactured for liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors within the EEC

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    Comparative analyses are made of Quality Assurance Systems, by techniques and the methodology used, for the manufacture of component parts for the Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) within the EEC. Two differing alternative systems are presented in the analysis. First, a tabulated analytical treatment which analyses 14 codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance which can be applied to LMFBR's. The comparison equates equivalent clauses between codes and standards followed by an analysis of individual clauses in tabular form, the International Standard ISO 6215. A statistical summary and recommendations conclude this analysis. The second alternative system used in the comparison is a descriptive analytical method applied to 9 selected codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance based on the 13 criteria of the International IAEA Code of Practice no. 50 C.QA entitled ''Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants''. An investigation is then made of the state of the art on the subject of classification of component parts bearing generally on Quality Assurance. The method of classification is segregated into General, Safety and Inspection categories. A summary of destructive and non destructive controls that may be applied during the manufacture of LMFBR components is given, together with tests that may be applied to selected components, namely Primary Tank, Secondary Sodium Pump and the Primary Cold Trap allocated to Safety Classes, 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The report concludes with a summary of typical records produced at the delivery of a component

  20. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Supply Chain Management Program

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    Kelly, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the working of the Supplier Assessment Program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The program supports many GSFC projects to ensure suppliers are aware of and are following the contractual requirements, to provide an independent assessment of the suppliers' processes, and provide suppliers' safety and mission assurance organizations information to make the changes within their organization.

  1. Incorporating student-centered approaches into catchment hydrology teaching: a review and synthesis

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    S. E. Thompson

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available As hydrologists confront the future of water resources on a globalized, resource-scarce and human-impacted planet, the educational preparation of future generations of water scientists becomes increasingly important. Although hydrology inherits a tradition of teacher-centered direct instruction – based on lecture, reading and assignment formats – a growing body of knowledge derived from engineering education research suggests that modifications to these methods could firstly improve the quality of instruction from a student perspective, and secondly contribute to better professional preparation of hydrologists, in terms of their abilities to transfer knowledge to new contexts, to frame and solve novel problems, and to work collaboratively in uncertain environments. Here we review the theoretical background and empirical literature relating to adopting student-centered and inductive models of teaching and learning. Models of student-centered learning and their applications in engineering education are introduced by outlining the approaches used by several of the authors to introduce student-centered and inductive educational strategies into their university classrooms. Finally, the relative novelty of research on engineering instruction in general and hydrology in particular creates opportunities for new partnerships between education researchers and hydrologists to explore the discipline-specific needs of hydrology students and develop new approaches for instruction and professional preparation of hydrologists.

  2. Incorporating student-centered approaches into catchment hydrology teaching: a review and synthesis

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    Thompson, S. E.; Ngambeki, I.; Troch, P. A.; Sivapalan, M.; Evangelou, D.

    2012-09-01

    As hydrologists confront the future of water resources on a globalized, resource-scarce and human-impacted planet, the educational preparation of future generations of water scientists becomes increasingly important. Although hydrology inherits a tradition of teacher-centered direct instruction - based on lecture, reading and assignment formats - a growing body of knowledge derived from engineering education research suggests that modifications to these methods could firstly improve the quality of instruction from a student perspective, and secondly contribute to better professional preparation of hydrologists, in terms of their abilities to transfer knowledge to new contexts, to frame and solve novel problems, and to work collaboratively in uncertain environments. Here we review the theoretical background and empirical literature relating to adopting student-centered and inductive models of teaching and learning. Models of student-centered learning and their applications in engineering education are introduced by outlining the approaches used by several of the authors to introduce student-centered and inductive educational strategies into their university classrooms. Finally, the relative novelty of research on engineering instruction in general and hydrology in particular creates opportunities for new partnerships between education researchers and hydrologists to explore the discipline-specific needs of hydrology students and develop new approaches for instruction and professional preparation of hydrologists.

  3. Review on space weather in Latin America. 3. Development of space weather forecasting centers

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    Denardini, Clezio Marcos; Dasso, Sergio; Gonzalez-Esparza, J. Americo

    2016-11-01

    The present work is the third of a three-part review of space weather in Latin America, specifically observing its evolution in three countries (Argentina, Brazil and Mexico). This work presents the decision process for the spinning off of space weather prediction centers from space science groups with our interpretation of the reasons/opportunities that lead to this. Lastly, the constraints for the progress in space weather monitoring, research, and forecast are listed with recommendations to overcome them, which we believe will lead to the access of key variables for the monitoring and forecasting space weather, which will allow these centers to better monitor space weather and issue warnings, ​watches and alerts.

  4. High assurance services computing

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    2009-01-01

    Covers service-oriented technologies in different domains including high assurance systemsAssists software engineers from industry and government laboratories who develop mission-critical software, and simultaneously provides academia with a practitioner's outlook on the problems of high-assurance software development

  5. Authentication Assurance Levels

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    This Common Criteria approach has been applied to create a definition of Authentication Assurance Levels that can quantify the level of assurance reached for a system subject to a set of authentication procedures. The arms-control authentication application of the Common Criteria expands on more typical information security evaluations in that it must contend with information barriers and preclude sophisticated intentional subversion attempts.

  6. Quality assurance in the design

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    System- and product-related quality assurance measures are completing one another. Certainly it is possible to detect a lot of defects in the single technical document by well controlled product related quality inspections and to avoid the consequences of these defects; but also a not unimportant part of defects and deviations has its origin in system linked deficiencies. The latter can be detected more easily and more securely by means of system related reviews (System audit, Product audit). But also the sole implementation of system related quality assurance measures keeps the danger to get stuck only in formality and to loose all references to the specific characteristics of the product. (orig./RW)

  7. Review of low-mass X-ray binaries near the Galactic center

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    Lutovinov, A.; Grebenev, S.; Molkov, S.; Sunyaev, R.

    2003-01-01

    Results of observations of several LMXBs in the Galactic center region carried out with the ART-P telescope on board \\Granat observatory are briefly reviewed. More than dozen sources were revealed in this region during five series of observations which were performed with the ART-P telescope in 1990-1992. The investigation of the spectral evolution of persistent emission of two X-ray bursters GX3+1 and KS1731-260, discussion of QPO and spectral variations detected from the very bright Z-sourc...

  8. Ballistic quality assurance

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    This review describes the ballistic quality assurance for stereotactic intracranial irradiation treatments delivered with Gamma KnifeR either dedicated or adapted medical linear accelerators. Specific and periodic controls should be performed in order to check the mechanical stability for both irradiation and collimation systems. If this step remains under the responsibility of the medical physicist, it should be done in agreement with the manufacturer's technical support. At this time, there are no recent published guidelines. With technological developments, both frequency and accuracy should be assessed in each institution according to the treatment mode: single versus hypo-fractionated dose, circular collimator versus micro-multi-leaf collimators. In addition, 'end-to-end' techniques are mandatory to find the origin of potential discrepancies and to estimate the global ballistic accuracy of the delivered treatment. Indeed, they include frames, non-invasive immobilization devices, localizers, multimodal imaging for delineation and in-room positioning imaging systems. The final precision that could be reasonably achieved is more or less 1 mm. (authors)

  9. Software quality assurance handbook

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    1990-09-01

    There are two important reasons for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) at Allied-Signal Inc., Kansas City Division (KCD): First, the benefits from SQA make good business sense. Second, the Department of Energy has requested SQA. This handbook is one of the first steps in a plant-wide implementation of Software Quality Assurance at KCD. The handbook has two main purposes. The first is to provide information that you will need to perform software quality assurance activities. The second is to provide a common thread to unify the approach to SQA at KCD. 2 figs.

  10. Technical Excellence and Communication: The Cornerstones for Successful Safety and Mission Assurance Programs

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    Malone, Roy W.; Livingston, John M.

    2010-01-01

    The paper describes the role of technical excellence and communication in the development and maintenance of safety and mission assurance programs. The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) organization is used to illustrate philosophies and techniques that strengthen safety and mission assurance efforts and that contribute to healthy and effective organizational cultures. The events and conditions leading to the development of the MSFC S&MA organization are reviewed. Historic issues and concerns are identified. The adverse effects of resource limitations and risk assessment roles are discussed. The structure and functions of the core safety, reliability, and quality assurance functions are presented. The current organization s mission and vision commitments serve as the starting points for the description of the current organization. The goals and objectives are presented that address the criticisms of the predecessor organizations. Additional improvements are presented that address the development of technical excellence and the steps taken to improve communication within the Center, with program customers, and with other Agency S&MA organizations.

  11. Quality assurance and quality control at the joint IAEA NMCC On-Site Laboratory at RRP as a contribution to the inspectorate's review of near real time accountancy of nuclear material

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    This paper provides updates on the elements of the quality management system (QMS) of the On-Site Laboratory for nuclear safeguards at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. Representative examples of the OSL's quality control levels are discussed, such as analytical method performance review, method inter-comparison and participation in Laboratory inter-comparison exercises. It also highlights quality assurance measures to continuously improve the data quality within the boundary conditions of a high throughput industrial laboratory operating according to the guidelines of ISO 17025 and to meet the requirements of the ITV's on method uncertainties. (author)

  12. Review and analysis of external quality assessment of breast cancer services in Europe: Supporting information for the development of a European Quality Assurance scheme for Breast Cancer Services

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    DEANDREA SILVIA; LERDA Donata; LOPEZ ALCALDE JESUS; NEAMTIU LUCIANA; SAZ PARKINSON ZULEIKA ESTHER; ULUTURK ASLI

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    The JRC, the European Commission’s in-house science service, was assigned in December 2012 with the tasks of (i) developing a new version of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis (in the following mentioned as 'the new European Guidelines') and of (ii) developing a voluntary European Quality Assurance scheme for breast cancer services based on the European legislative framework on accreditation (defined in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008) (in the following mentioned as...

  13. Healthcare Software Assurance

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    Cooper, Jason G.; Pauley, Keith A.

    2006-01-01

    Software assurance is a rigorous, lifecycle phase-independent set of activities which ensure completeness, safety, and reliability of software processes and products. This is accomplished by guaranteeing conformance to all requirements, standards, procedures, and regulations. These assurance processes are even more important when coupled with healthcare software systems, embedded software in medical instrumentation, and other healthcare-oriented life-critical systems. The current Food and Dru...

  14. Performance assurance for IT systems

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    2004-01-01

    INDIVIDUAL AREAS OF INTERESTPreparing for the ChallengeAbstractIntroductionIn the BeginningThe Need to Address New ApplicationsDefinition of PerformanceThe Required SkillsPerformance Assurance Within a Project LifecycleSummaryCaveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware)AbstractSoftware Product LifecycleHardware Product LifecycleMarketingTechnical Reviews of ProductsLies, Damned Lies and BenchmarksAbstractIntroductionIndustry BenchmarksVendor BenchmarksIndependent BenchmarkingIn-House Benchmarking""Tricks of the Trade""Using Benchmarks Non-Functional Requirements and SolutionsAbstractIntroductionThe Pr

  15. A security assurance framework for networked medical devices

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    Finngegan, Anita; Mc Caffery, Fergal; Coleman, Gerry

    2013-01-01

    peer-reviewed This paper presents work for the development of a framework to assure the security of networked medical devices being incorporated. The paper focuses on one component of the framework, which addresses system development processes, and the assurance of these through the use of a Process Assessment Model with a major focus on the security risk management process. With the inclusion of a set of specific security controls and assurance processes, the purpose is to increase awaren...

  16. Blood blister-like aneurysms: Single center experience and systematic literature review

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    Gonzalez, Ana Marcos; Narata, Ana Paula; Yilmaz, Hasan [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Bijlenga, Philippe; Radovanovic, Ivan; Schaller, Karl [Service of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Lovblad, Karl-Olof [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Pereira, Vitor Mendes, E-mail: vitormpbr@hotmail.com [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)

    2014-01-15

    Blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) are a controversial entity. They arise from non-branching sites on the supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) and are suspected to originate from a dissection. Our aim is to describe the BBA cases seen in our center and to present a systematic review of the literature on BBAs. We analyzed the eleven cases of BBA admitted to our center from 2003 to 2012. We assessed the medical history, treatment modality (endovascular and/or surgery), complications and clinical outcome. The cohort included 8 women and 4 men with a mean age of 53.16 years. Treatment of the BBA consisted of stenting and coiling in 5 patients, stenting only in 4 patients, coiling and clipping in 1 patient, clipping only in 1 patient, and conservative treatment in 1 patient. A good outcome was found in 10 patients, as defined by a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) less than or equal to two at three months. A systematic review of the literature was performed, and 314 reported patients were found: 221 patients were treated with a primarily surgical approach, and 87 patients were treated with a primarily endovascular approach. A rescue or second treatment was required in 46 patients (21%). The overall estimated treatment morbidity rate was 17%, and the mortality rate was 15%. BBAs exhibit more aggressive behavior compared to saccular aneurysms, and more intra-operative complications occur with BBAs, independent of the treatment type offered. They are also significantly more likely to relapse and rebleed after treatment. Endovascular treatment offers a lower morbidity–mortality compared with surgical approaches. Multilayer flow-diverting stents appear to be a promising strategy.

  17. A review of 151 cases of pediatric noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in a tertiary care center

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study was conducted to review the etiological factors and diseases associated with pediatric noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of all patients with confirmed noncystic fibrosis (Non-CF bronchiectasis by chest X-ray and/or CT chest in a pulmonary clinic during the period 1993-2005 at a tertiary care center in Riyadh. Results: A total of 151 cases were diagnosed as Non-CF bronchiectasis. Seventy-five (49.7% were male, 76 (50.3% were female; 148 (98% are alive and 3 (2% died. The southwestern regions constituted 72 (50% of the cases. There was a period of (5 ± 3.2 years between the start of symptoms and diagnosis of bronchiectasis. More than two-thirds of the patients had cough, tachypnea, wheezing, sputum production and failure to thrive. Ninety-one (60% had associated diseases: Pulmonary diseases in 48 (32%, immunodeficiency in 27 (18%, central nervous system anomalies in 10 (7%, cardiac in 10 (7% and asthma in 103 (68% of the patients. Left lower lobe was commonly involved in 114 (76% patients. Sixty-eight (67% were found to have sinusitis. More than two-thirds of patients had two or more associated diseases. Forty-nine (32% developed gastroesophageal reflux. Hemophilus influenza was cultured in 56 (37%, strept pneumoniae in 25 (17% and pseudomonas aeruginosa in 24 (16% of the patients. Eighty percent of the patients who had pulmonary function test had abnormal changes. Disease progression was related to development of symptoms before 5 years of age, persistent atelectasis and right lower lobe involvement ( P < 0.05. Conclusion: Non-CF bronchiectasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of recurrent chest infection in Saudi Arabia. Early diagnosis and identification of associated diseases is needed to prevent progression of the disease.

  18. NASA Johnson Space Center's Energy and Sustainability Efforts

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    Ewert, Michael K.

    2008-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews the efforts that NASA is making to assure a sustainable environment and energy savings at the Johnson Space Center. Sustainability is defined as development that meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The new technologies that are required for sustainable closed loop life support for space exploration have uses on the ground to reduce energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and water use. Some of these uses are reviewed.

  19. A review of the design and development processes of simulation for training in healthcare - A technology-centered versus a human-centered perspective.

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    Persson, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    This article reviews literature about simulation systems for training in healthcare regarding the prevalence of human-centered approaches in the design and development of these systems, motivated by a tradition in this field of working technology-centered. The results show that the focus on human needs and context of use is limited. It is argued that a reduction of the focus on technical advancements in favor of the needs of the users and the healthcare community, underpinned by human factors and ergonomics theory, is favorable. Due to the low number of identified articles describing or discussing human-centered approaches it is furthermore concluded that the publication culture promotes technical descriptions and summative evaluations rather than descriptions and reflections regarding the design and development processes. Shifting the focus from a technology-centered approach to a human-centered one can aid in the process of creating simulation systems for training in healthcare that are: 1) relevant to the learning objectives, 2) adapted to the needs of users, context and task, and 3) not selected based on technical or fidelity criteria.

  20. Transanal surgery for obstructed defecation syndrome: Literature review and a single-center experience

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    Liu, Wei-Cheng; Wan, Song-Lin; Yaseen, SM; Ren, Xiang-Hai; Tian, Cui-Ping; Ding, Zhao; Zheng, Ken-Yan; Wu, Yun-Hua; Jiang, Cong-Qing; Qian, Qun

    2016-01-01

    Obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) is a functional disorder commonly encountered by colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists, and greatly affects the quality of life of patients from both societal and psychological aspects. The underlying anatomical and pathophysiological changes of ODS are complex. However, intra-rectal intussusception and rectocele are frequently found in patients with ODS and both are thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of ODS. With the development of evaluation methods in anorectal physiology laboratories and radiology studies, a great variety of new operative procedures, especially transanal procedures, have been invented to treat ODS. However, no procedure has been proved to be superior to others at present. Each operation has its own merits and defects. Thus, choosing appropriate transanal surgical procedures for the treatment of ODS remains a challenge for all surgeons. This review provides an introduction of the current problems and options for treatment of ODS and a detailed summary of the essential assessments needed for patient evaluation before carrying out transanal surgery. Besides, an overview of the benefits and problems of current transanal surgical procedures for treatment of ODS is summarized in this review. A report of clinical experience of some transanal surgical techniques used in the authors’ center is also presented. PMID:27672293

  1. Evidence for the Efficacy of the Child Advocacy Center Model: A Systematic Review.

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    Herbert, James Leslie; Bromfield, Leah

    2016-07-01

    The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model has been presented as the solution to many of the problems inherent in responses by authorities to child sexual abuse. The lack of referral to therapeutic services and support, procedurally flawed and potentially traumatic investigation practices, and conflict between the different statutory agencies involved are all thought to contribute to low conviction rates for abuse and poor outcomes for children. The CAC model aims to address these problems through a combination of multidisciplinary teams, joint investigations, and services, all provided in a single child friendly environment. Using a systematic search strategy, this research aimed to identify and review all studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of the approach as a whole, recognizing that a separate evidence base exists for parts of the approach (e.g., victim advocacy and therapeutic responses). The review found that while the criminal justice outcomes of the model have been well studied, there was a lack of research on the effect of the model on child and family outcomes. Although some modest outcomes were clear, the lack of empirical research, and overreliance on measuring program outputs, rather than outcomes, suggests that some clarification of the goals of the CAC model is needed. PMID:25971710

  2. Turner syndrome: review of clinical, neuropsychiatric, and EEG status: an experience of tertiary center.

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    Saad, Khaled; Abdelrahman, Ahmed A; Abdel-Raheem, Yasser F; Othman, Essam R; Badry, Reda; Othman, Hisham A K; Sobhy, Karema M

    2014-03-01

    We reviewed the clinical, neuropsychiatric, and EEG status of 53 turner syndrome (TS) females, aged 3-16 years, in Assiut university hospitals, Upper Egypt. The diagnosis and care of patients with TS in Egypt is still in the developing stage. Hence this study was undertaken to review the details of patients with TS with respect to the pattern of cognitive, psychiatric, and motor dysfunction. We aimed to provide a comprehensive data about the experience of our center comparable to previous studies, which have been published in this field. This will contribute to a better definition of the neuropsychiatric features that may be specific to TS that allows early and better detection and management of these cases. We found FSIQ and verbal IQ that seem to be at a nearly normal level and a decreased performance IQ. ADHD and autistic symptoms were found in 20.70 and 3.77 % of our cohort, respectively. The motor performance in TS was disturbed, with some neurological deficits present in 17 % (reduced muscle tone and reduced muscle power). In addition, females with TS in our study exhibit social and emotional problems, including anxiety (5.66 %) and depression (11.30 %). The EEG results revealed abnormalities in seven patients (13.20 %). One patient presenting with generalized tonic-clonic seizures showed generalized epileptiform activity, and six patients presenting with intellectual disabilities showed abnormal EEG background activity.

  3. Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework: A Critical Response

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    Heap, James

    2013-01-01

    Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) is reviewed and found not to meet all five criteria proposed for a strong quality assurance system focused on student learning. The QAF requires a statement of student learning outcomes and a method and means of assessing those outcomes, but it does not require that data on achievement of intended…

  4. Quality assurance standards of nuclear equipment and international cooperation

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    This paper analyses the quality assurance system; it briefly defines the meaning of this concept and assesses the status of quality assurance in France. The author also reviews the problems and difficulties encountered in the setting up of this system. (NEA)

  5. Quality assurance in genetic testing: a European perspective

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    Dolores Ibarreta; Line Matthiessen-Guyader

    2006-01-01

    Genetic testing has moved rapidly from research to clinical use and the issues of quality have not always received sufficient attention. In response to these needs to improve the overall quality assurance system for genetic testing and services there have been several international initiatives that are reviewed here. The main activities at European level towards improving the quality assurance of genetic testing are described.

  6. From quality assurance to total quality management

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    Andreea Ionică

    2003-01-01

    Quality assurance is broadly the prevention of quality problems through planned and systematic activities. These will include the establishment of a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy, the audit of the operation of the system, and the review of the system itself

  7. Quality Assurance in Distance Learning Libraries

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    Tripathi, Manorama; Jeevan, V. K. J.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The paper aims to study how the present distance learning libraries can improve upon their existing services and introduce new ones to enhance quality of services to distance learners. Design/methodology/approach: The paper includes a review of literature on quality assurance in open and distance education in general and student support…

  8. Vega flow assurance system

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    Larsen, Marit; Munaweera, Sampath

    2010-07-01

    Vega is a gas condensate field located at the west coast of Norway and developed as a tie-in to the Gjoea platform. Operator is Statoil, production startup is estimated to the end of 2010. Flow assurance challenges are high reservoir pressure and temperature, hydrate and wax control, liquid accumulation and monitoring the well/template production rates. The Vega Flow Assurance System (FAS) is a software that supports monitoring and operation of the field. The FAS is based FlowManagerTM designed for real time systems. This is a flexible tool with its own steady state multiphase- and flow assurance models. Due to the long flowlines lines and the dynamic behavior, the multiphase flow simulator OLGA is also integrated in the system. Vega FAS will be used as: - An online monitoring tool - An offline what-if simulation and validation tool - An advisory control system for well production allocation. (Author)

  9. Nutmeg Poisonings: A Retrospective Review of 10 Years Experience from the Illinois Poison Center, 2001–2011

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    Ehrenpreis, Jamie E.; DesLauriers, Carol; Lank, Patrick; Armstrong, P. Keelan; Leikin, Jerrold B.

    2014-01-01

    Nutmeg is a commonly consumed spice. The toxic effects of nutmeg have been purported to be due mainly to myristicin oil. Prior poison center series of nutmeg exposures show very few unintentional exposures of nutmeg to children younger than 13. Case series from these centers did not record drug exposures combined with nutmeg. This study is a review of Illinois Poison Center (IPC) data regarding nutmeg exposures from January of 2001 to December 2011. The goal of this study was to compare the I...

  10. Quality assurance in diagnostic ultrasound

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    Sipilae, Outi, E-mail: outi.sipila@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 340, 00029 HUS (Finland); Mannila, Vilma, E-mail: vilma.mannila@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 340, 00029 HUS (Finland); Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 64, 00014 Helsinki University (Finland); Vartiainen, Eija, E-mail: eija.vartiainen@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 750, 00029 HUS (Finland)

    2011-11-15

    Objective: To setup a practical ultrasound quality assurance protocol in a large radiological center, results from transducer tests, phantom measurements and visual checks for physical faults were compared. Materials and methods: Altogether 151 transducers from 54 ultrasound scanners, from seven different manufacturers, were tested with a Sonora FirstCall aPerio{sup TM} system (Sonora Medical Systems, Inc., Longmont, CO, USA) to detect non-functional elements. Phantom measurements using a CIRS General Purpose Phantom Model 040 (CIRS Tissue Simulation and Phantom Technology, VA, USA) were available for 135 transducers. The transducers and scanners were also checked visually for physical faults. The percentages of defective findings in these tests were computed. Results: Defective results in the FirstCall tests were found in 17% of the 151 transducers, and in 16% of the 135 transducers. Defective image quality resulted with 15% of the transducers, and 25% of the transducers had a physical flaw. In 16% of the scanners, a physical fault elsewhere than in the transducer was found. Seven percent of the transducers had a concurrent defective result both in the FirstCall test and in the phantom measurements, 8% in the FirstCall test and in the visual check, 4% in the phantom measurements and in the visual check, and 2% in all three tests. Conclusion: The tested methods produced partly complementary results and seemed all to be necessary. Thus a quality assurance protocol is forced to be rather labored, and therefore the benefits and costs must be closely followed.

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  12. Quality Assurance for Operation of Nuclear Facilities

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    This report describes QA activities performed within 'Quality Assurance for Nuclear facility project' and results thereof. Efforts were made to maintain and improve quality system of nuclear facilities. Varification activities whether quality system was implemented in compliance with requirements. QA department assisted KOLAS accredited testing and calibration laboratories, ISO 9001 quality system, establishment of QA programs for R and D, and carried out reviews and surveys for development of quality assurance technologies. Major items of this report are as follows : - Development and Improvement of QA Programs - QA Activities - Assessment of Effectiveness and Adequacy for QA Programs

  13. Quality Assurance Source Requirements Traceability Database

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    MURTHY, R., NAYDENOVA, A., DEKLEVER, R., BOONE, A.

    2006-01-30

    At the Yucca Mountain Project the Project Requirements Processing System assists in the management of relationships between regulatory and national/industry standards source criteria, and Quality Assurance Requirements and Description document (DOE/R W-0333P) requirements to create compliance matrices representing respective relationships. The matrices are submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to assist in the commission's review, interpretation, and concurrence with the Yucca Mountain Project QA program document. The tool is highly customized to meet the needs of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Office of Quality Assurance.

  14. Safety and Mission Assurance Knowledge Management Retention

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    Johnson, Teresa A.

    2006-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews the issues surrounding the management of knowledge in regards to safety and mission assurance. The JSC workers who were hired in the 1960's are slated to retire in the next two to three years. The experiences and knowledge of these NASA workers must be identified, and disseminated. This paper reviews some of the strategies that the S&MA is developing to capture that valuable institutional knowledge.

  15. Quality Assurance for All

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    Cheung, Peter P. T.; Tsui, Cecilia B. S.

    2010-01-01

    For higher education reform, most decision-makers aspire to achieving a higher participation rate and a respectable degree of excellence with diversity at the same time. But very few know exactly how. External quality assurance is a fair basis for differentiation but there can be doubt and resistance in some quarters. Stakeholder interests differ…

  16. Mission Operations Assurance

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    Faris, Grant

    2012-01-01

    Integrate the mission operations assurance function into the flight team providing: (1) value added support in identifying, mitigating, and communicating the project's risks and, (2) being an essential member of the team during the test activities, training exercises and critical flight operations.

  17. Cancer survivorship research: a review of the literature and summary of current NCI-designated cancer center projects.

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    Harrop, J Phil; Dean, Julie A; Paskett, Electra D

    2011-10-01

    The number of cancer survivors and the amount of cancer survivorship research have grown substantially during the past three decades. This article provides a review of interventional and observational cancer survivorship research efforts as well as a summary of current cancer survivorship research projects being conducted by National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in an effort to identify areas that need further attention.

  18. A study of adopting maintenance rule under the periodic safety review and reliability centered maintenance program

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    U.S Maintenance Rule (MR) has three main functions. One is to monitor the performance changes of SSCs (Structure, System, and Component) caused by risk informed applications. Periodic Safety Review (PSR) program is widely adopted in Europe while it is not adopted in U. S. A where MR and new oversight program are instead used. Recently, in Korea, it was determined to adopt PSR, and the first PSR program has started this year for Kori unit 1 as a pilot plant. Also, a traditional Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) has been performed for 4 systems of YGN unit 1 and 2 and it will be applied to the other nuclear power plants in Korea. However, since MR is adopting many useful concept of RCM, traditional RCM could not be further performed without being associated with MR. Thus, MR, RCM and PSR have recently become hot issue policies which should be well associated each other in Korea, and this paper suggests a desirable new maintenance process which would embrace the concepts of the three policies, and also discusses whether U.S. MR is necessary even though a PSR program is already adopted, and if necessary, then how cost-effectively it can be introduced to. (author)

  19. Quality assurance for gamma knives

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    Jones, E.D.; Banks, W.W.; Fischer, L.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    This report describes and summarizes the results of a quality assurance (QA) study of the Gamma Knife, a nuclear medical device used for the gamma irradiation of intracranial lesions. Focus was on the physical aspects of QA and did not address issues that are essentially medical, such as patient selection or prescription of dose. A risk-based QA assessment approach was used. Sample programs for quality control and assurance are included. The use of the Gamma Knife was found to conform to existing standards and guidelines concerning radiation safety and quality control of external beam therapies (shielding, safety reviews, radiation surveys, interlock systems, exposure monitoring, good medical physics practices, etc.) and to be compliant with NRC teletherapy regulations. There are, however, current practices for the Gamma Knife not covered by existing, formalized regulations, standards, or guidelines. These practices have been adopted by Gamma Knife users and continue to be developed with further experience. Some of these have appeared in publications or presentations and are slowly finding their way into recommendations of professional organizations.

  20. Quality assurance for gamma knives

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    This report describes and summarizes the results of a quality assurance (QA) study of the Gamma Knife, a nuclear medical device used for the gamma irradiation of intracranial lesions. Focus was on the physical aspects of QA and did not address issues that are essentially medical, such as patient selection or prescription of dose. A risk-based QA assessment approach was used. Sample programs for quality control and assurance are included. The use of the Gamma Knife was found to conform to existing standards and guidelines concerning radiation safety and quality control of external beam therapies (shielding, safety reviews, radiation surveys, interlock systems, exposure monitoring, good medical physics practices, etc.) and to be compliant with NRC teletherapy regulations. There are, however, current practices for the Gamma Knife not covered by existing, formalized regulations, standards, or guidelines. These practices have been adopted by Gamma Knife users and continue to be developed with further experience. Some of these have appeared in publications or presentations and are slowly finding their way into recommendations of professional organizations

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  7. A 10-year review of four academic nurse-managed centers: challenges and survival strategies.

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    King, Eunice S

    2008-01-01

    Since 1985, there has been rapid growth in nurse-managed health centers (NMHCs). Many were established by academic schools of nursing, and several have closed. The Independence Foundation undertook this study to identify the challenges and survival strategies employed by four academic nurse-managed center grantees during a 10-year period. Data from Foundation records, interviews with directors and staff from the centers and the National Nursing Centers Consortium, a focus group with center founders, and field notes were analyzed for themes related to the centers' challenges and survival strategies. Although the centers faced many challenges from the sociopolitical environment, the community, and their parent organizations, the most difficult challenge was achieving financial sustainability, which was attainable only by obtaining cost-based reimbursement. Because of existing health policies, that was possible only through organizational restructuring and affiliation with an existing federally qualified health center. The future of nursing centers depends upon favorable health policies, data documenting centers' effectiveness, and adequate preparation of the next generation of nursing center directors and practitioners. PMID:18206838

  8. Creating Quality Assurance and International Transparency for Quality Assurance Agencies

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    Kristoffersen, Dorte; Lindeberg, Tobias

    2004-01-01

    , on the one hand, to advance internationalisation of quality assurance of higher education, and on the other hand, allow for the differences in the national approaches to quality assurance. The paper will focus on two issues: first, the strength and weaknesses of the method employed and of the use of the ENQA......The paper presents the experiences gained in the pilot project on mutual recognition conducted by the quality assurance agencies in the Nordic countries and the future perspective for international quality assurance of national quality assurance agencies. The background of the project was the need...

  9. Creating quality assurance and international transparency for quality assurance agencies

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    Lindeberg, Tobias Høygaard; Kristoffersen, Dorte

    2004-01-01

    , on the one hand, to advance internationalisation of quality assurance of higher education, and on the other hand, allow for the differences in the national approaches to quality assurance. The paper will focus on two issues: first, the strength and weaknesses of the method employed and of the use of the ENQA......The paper presents the experiences gained in the pilot project on mutual recognition conducted by the quality assurance agencies in the Nordic countries and the future perspective for international quality assurance of national quality assurance agencies. The background of the project was the need...

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  20. Education for All in South Africa: Developing a National System for Quality Assurance.

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    Smith, William J.; Ngoma-Maema, Wendy Yolisa

    2003-01-01

    Draws on international research, policy, and practice relevant to quality assurance systems to analyze the development of a national framework for educational quality assurance in South Africa. Describes an emerging framework for quality assurance that encompasses evaluation of student achievement, quality audits and reviews, program and service…

  1. Quality Assurance: Strategic Choices for Higher Education in Turkey

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    Mahmut ÖZER

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As the number of students and higher education institutions in the world increases and there is a growing difficulty in financing the higher education systems, decision-makers have begun to show more interest in quality assurance. As quality assurance is given special attention in European countries, developing countries such as Turkey are interested in importing quality assurance systems. It is not possible to set quality assurance without sensitivity toward quality and without having quality as a cultural practice. The most likely encountered quality assurance approach in the world is that the higher education institution itself is responsible for its quality. In addition, external quality assurance procedures used are based on (academic peer review rather than on bureaucratic evaluations. Moreover, there is a lively debate across the world regarding the bureaucratic regulations of the quality assurance agencies and institutions that restrict the autonomy of higher education institutions. Without taking into consideration of the existing centralized structure of the higher education system in Turkey, of meeting social demands for the higher education, and of current higher education enrollment rates, the possible establishment of a quality assurance mechanism that may have sanctions on universities in Turkey is a threat to already limited autonomy of universities and is having a risk of additional bureaucratic burden. By laying out the roles and responsibilities of Turkish Council of Higher Education, the government and universities, this article discusses policies that should be adopted regarding the quality assurance.

  2. Revenue assurance in utilities

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    Rihar, Miha

    2010-01-01

    In recent times utility companies have to orient to effective business due to hard market conditions. Thus, companies want to diminish business expenses and increase the revenues. Effective revenue capture is, after all, the aim of revenue assurance. Actually the revenue capture is usually not perfect and without losses. A part of revenues are always lost on the way from a service to payment, which is called revenue leakage and causes a financial loss. The revenue leakage is above all the ...

  3. Introduction to quality assurance

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    Safety requirements set forth in the regulatory requirement, codes, standards as well as other requirements for various aspects of nuclear power plant design and operation are strictly implemented through QA activities. The overall QA aim is to assure that the plant is soundly and correctly designed and that it is built, tested and operated in accordance with stringent quality standards and conservative engineering practices. In this way a high degree of freedom from faults and errors can be achieved. (orig.)

  4. Quality assurance in radiotherapy

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    Good radiotherapy results and safety of treatment require the radiation to be optimally applied to a specified target area and the correct dose. According to international recommendations, the average uncertainty in therapeutic dose should not exceed 5%. The need for high precision in therapeutic dose requires quality assurance covering the entire radiotherapy process. Besides the physical and technical characteristics of the therapy equipment, quality assurance must include all radiotherapy equipment and procedures that are significant for the correct magnitude and precision of application of the therapeutic dose. The duties and responsibilities pertaining to various stages of treatment must also be precisely defined. These requirements may be best implemented through a quality system. The general requirements for supervision and quality assurance of medical radiation apparatus are prescribed in section 40 of the Radiation Act (592/1991, amendment 1142/1998) and in sections 18 and 32 of the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the medical use of radiation (423/2000). Guide ST 2.2 imposes requirements on structural radiation shielding of radiotherapy equipment and the premises in which it is used, and on warning and safety arrangements. Guide ST 1.1 sets out the general safety principles for radiation practices and regulatory control procedure for the use of radiation. Guide ST 1.6 provides general requirements for operational measures in the use of radiation. This Guide sets out the duties of responsible parties (the party running a radiation practice) in respect of arranging and maintaining radiotherapy quality assurance. The principles set out in this Guide and Guide ST 6.3 may be applied to radionuclide therapy

  5. Power transformers quality assurance

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    Dasgupta, Indrajit

    2009-01-01

    About the Book: With the view to attain higher reliability in power system operation, the quality assurance in the field of distribution and power transformers has claimed growing attention. Besides new developments in the material technology and manufacturing processes of transformers, regular diagnostic testing and maintenance of any engineering product may be ascertained by ensuring: right selection of materials and components and their quality checks. application of correct manufacturing processes any systems engineering. the user`s awareness towards preventive maintenance. The

  6. Revenue assurance methodology

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    Filipová, Michaela

    2006-01-01

    Práce se zabývá návrhem uceleného teoreticko-metodologického rámce nové podnikové funkce revenue assurance pro telekomunikační společnosti, které usilují o systematický a koncepční přístup k zajištění a maximalizaci příjmů. Popsány jsou role revenue assurance funkce v podniku, cíle, vývojová stádia. Dále jsou popsány hrozby a konkrétní podoby úniků a nadhodnocení příjmů. Podrobně je rozebrána metodika pro plnění úkolů revenue assurance a techniky pro eliminaci úniků a nadhodnocení příjmů. Prá...

  7. Measurement quality assurance

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    The quality of a radiation protection program can be no better than the quality of the measurements made to support it. In many cases, that quality is unknown and is merely implied on the basis of a calibration of a measuring instrument. If that calibration is inappropriate or is performed improperly, the measurement result will be inaccurate and misleading. Assurance of measurement quality can be achieved if appropriate procedures are followed, including periodic quality control actions that demonstrate adequate performance. Several national measurement quality assurance (MQA) programs are operational or under development in specific areas. They employ secondary standards laboratories that provide a high-quality link between the National Bureau of Standards and measurements made at the field use level. The procedures followed by these secondary laboratories to achieve MQA will be described, as well as plans for similar future programs. A growing general national interest in quality assurance, combined with strong specific motivations for MQA in the area of ionizing radiation, will provide continued demand for appropriate national programs. Such programs must, however, employ procedures that are cost effective and must be developed with participation by all affected parties

  8. Congenital bronchopulmonary malformations: A single-center experience and a review of literature

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    Kumar Basant

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To present a single-center experience with 25 cases of bronchopulmonary malformations and the review the literature. Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients with congenital bronchopulmonary malformations who were operated between July 1997 and July 2007 in our institute; we examined the modes of presentations, management, and outcome. Outcome of all patients was assessed over a short follow-up period (average 1.8 months. Results: Out of 25 patients, 18 (72% were male and 7 (28% were female. Age of patients ranged from 1 day to 11 years. The histopathological diagnosis was congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations [CCAM; n = 14 (56%], congenital lobar emphysema [CLE; n = 5 (20%], pulmonary sequestrations [PS; n = 3 (12%], and bronchogenic cysts [BC; n = 3 (12%]. Antenatal diagnosis was available in only 2 (8% patients. The common presenting symptoms were respiratory distress and chest infections. Lobectomy was the procedure of choice . Mortality was 16% (n = 4; M: F = 3: 1. Two patients died because of overwhelming sepsis, one from compromised cardiac function, and one from aspiration which might possibly have been prevented. Conclusion: Patients with progressive respiratory distress due to these anomalies may require urgent surgical intervention regardless of age. The surgical outcome is favorable, with manageable complications. Plain x-ray chest and CT of thorax are usually sufficient for diagnosis and planning of treatment. Pathological diagnosis may differ from the imaging diagnosis. Mortality is found to be more in neonates. Apart from initial stabilization, resection of lesion and careful postoperative care is necessary to reduce mortality and morbidity.

  9. Effects of person-centered care on residents and staff in aged-care facilities: a systematic review

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Sonya Brownie, Susan NancarrowSchool of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, AustraliaBackground: Several residential aged-care facilities have replaced the institutional model of care to one that accepts person-centered care as the guiding standard of practice. This culture change is impacting the provision of aged-care services around the world. This systematic review evaluates the evidence for an impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and nursing staff.Methods: We searched Medline, Cinahl, Academic Search Premier, Scopus, Proquest, and Expanded Academic ASAP databases for studies published between January 1995 and October 2012, using subject headings and free-text search terms (in UK and US English spelling including person-centered care, patient-centered care, resident-oriented care, Eden Alternative, Green House model, Wellspring model, long-term care, and nursing homes.Results: The search identified 323 potentially relevant articles. Once duplicates were removed, 146 were screened for inclusion in this review; 21 were assessed for methodological quality, resulting in nine articles (seven studies that met our inclusion criteria. There was only one randomized, controlled trial. The majority of studies were quasi-experimental pre-post test designs, with a control group (n = 4. The studies in this review incorporated a range of different outcome measures (ie, dependent variables to evaluate the impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and staff. One person-centered intervention, ie, the Eden Alternative, was associated with significant improvements in residents' levels of boredom and helplessness. In contrast, facility-specific person-centered interventions were found to impact nurses' sense of job satisfaction and their capacity to meet the individual needs of residents in a positive way. Two studies found that person-centered care was actually associated with an

  10. The quality assurance liaison: Combined technical and quality assurance support

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    This paper describes the role of the quality assurance liaison, the responsibilities of this position, and the evolutionary changes in duties over the last six years. The role of the quality assurance liaison has had a very positive impact on the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization (YW) quality assurance program. Having both technical and quality assurance expertise, the quality assurance liaisons are able to facilitate communications with scientists on quality assurance issues and requirements, thereby generating greater productivity in scientific investigations. The quality assurance liaisons help ensure that the scientific community knows and implements existing requirements, is aware of new or changing regulations, and is able to conduct scientific work within Project requirements. The influence of the role of the quality assurance liaison can be measured by an overall improvement in attitude of the staff regarding quality assurance requirements and improved job performance, as well as a decrease in deficiencies identified during both internal and external audits and surveillances. This has resulted in a more effective implementation of quality assurance requirements

  11. The quality assurance liaison: Combined technical and quality assurance support

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    Bolivar, S. L.; Day, J. L.

    1993-03-01

    The role of the quality assurance liaison, the responsibilities of this position, and the evolutionary changes in duties over the last six years are described. The role of the quality assurance liaison has had a very positive impact on the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization (YW) quality assurance program. Having both technical and quality assurance expertise, the quality assurance liaisons are able to facilitate communications with scientists on quality assurance issues and requirements, thereby generating greater productivity in scientific investigations. The quality assurance liaisons help ensure that the scientific community knows and implements existing requirements, is aware of new or changing regulations, and is able to conduct scientific work within Project requirements. The influence of the role of the quality assurance liaison can be measured by an overall improvement in attitude of the staff regarding quality assurance requirements and improved job performance, as well as a decrease in deficiencies identified during both internal and external audits and surveillances. This has resulted in a more effective implementation of quality assurance requirements.

  12. 76 FR 11498 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC...

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  13. Review of Proposal for a Community College Center in Chico. Report 09-30

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    Jones, Jessika

    2009-01-01

    The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) recognizes the importance of educational centers as a cost-effective means for meeting increased student demand. Educational centers are an economical way of serving a region's educational needs because they often involve collaboration and shared facility use with high schools, university…

  14. The Challenges and Strategies to Improve Family-centered Round: A Literature Review

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The importance of family-centered care and the role of families in decision making are becoming more recognized today. Several studies have supported the implementation of family-centered care and its role in enhancing quality of care. Family-centered rounds are one of family centered model of care that brings together multidisciplinary team as well as family to discuss the patient’s condition and care management, coordinate the patient’s care management, and make decisions on care plan for the patient (Sisterhen et al., 2007, Aronson et al., 2009. As part of innovations to enhance family-centered care, family-centered rounds have been adopted and implemented in many hospitals. This model of rounds is popular and widely applied in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit (Aronson et al., 2009, Kleiber et al., 2006, Mittal et al., 2010. However, other units have also begun to implement it (Schiller and Anderson, 2003, Mangram et al., 2005. The benefits of family-centered rounds have been presented in several studies. They reported that family-centered rounds have been improved communication between staff and family members (Mittal et al., 2010, Jacobowski et al., 2010, Rosen et al., 2009, Vazirani et al., 2005, understanding of the patient’s care plan (Rosen et al., 2009, staff and family satisfaction (Rappaport et al., 2010, Rosen et al., 2009; and decreased need for care plan clarification (Rosen et al., 2009.

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  15. Review of the Lujan neutron scattering center: basic energy sciences prereport February 2009

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    Hurd, Alan J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rhyne, James J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lewis, Paul S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center (Lujan Center) at LANSCE is a designated National User Facility for neutron scattering and nuclear physics studies with pulsed beams of moderated neutrons (cold, thermal, and epithermal). As one of five experimental areas at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), the Lujan Center hosts engineers, scientists, and students from around the world. The Lujan Center consists of Experimental Room (ER) 1 (ERl) built by the Laboratory in 1977, ER2 built by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in 1989, and the Office Building (622) also built by BES in 1989, along with a chem-bio lab, a shop, and other out-buildings. According to a 1996 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Defense Programs (DP) Office of the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) and the Office of Science (SC, then the Office of Energy Research), the Lujan Center flight paths were transferred from DP to SC, including those in ERI. That MOA was updated in 2001. Under the MOA, NNSA-DP delivers neutron beam to the windows of the target crypt, outside of which BES becomes the 'landlord.' The leveraging nature of the Lujan Center on the LANSCE accelerator is a substantial annual leverage to the $11 M BES operating fund worth approximately $56 M operating cost of the linear accelerator (LINAC)-in beam delivery.

  16. Quality assurance program

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    This topical report describes the Gibbs and Hill Quality Assurance Program and sets forth the methods to be followed in controlling quality-related activities performed by Gibbs and Hill and its contractors. The program is based on company experience in nuclear power and related work, and defines a system found effective in providing independent control of quality-related functions and documentation. The scope of the report covers activities involving nuclear safety-related structures, systems, and components covered by Gibbs and Hill' contractual obligation to the Utility Owner for each project

  17. Quality assurance services

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    For over 20 years the quality assurance services at the Springfields Laboratories have been concerned with manufacturing both simple and complex engineering products to the highest standard. The scientists working there have considerable expertise in the practical application of quality control and the development and design of inspection and non-destructive testing equipment. The folder contains six sheets or leaflets illustrating the work and equipment. The subjects are the mechanical standards laboratory, non-destructive testing, the digitising table, the peripheral camera, automated measurement, data handling and presentation, and the computer controlled three axis co-ordinate measuring machine. (U.K.)

  18. Reactor system safety assurance

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    The philosophy of reactor safety is that design should follow established and conservative engineering practices, there should be safety margins in all modes of plant operation, special systems should be provided for accidents, and safety systems should have redundant components. This philosophy provides ''defense in depth.'' Additionally, the safety of nuclear power plants relies on ''safety systems'' to assure acceptable response to design basis events. Operating experience has shown the need to study plant response to more frequent upset conditions and to account for the influence of operators and non-safety systems on overall performance. Defense in depth is being supplemented by risk and reliability assessment

  19. Assuring structural integrity in Army systems

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    1985-01-01

    The object of this study was to recommend possible improvements in the manner in which structural integrity of Army systems is assured. The elements of a structural integrity program are described, and relevant practices used in various industries and government organizations are reviewed. Some case histories of Army weapon systems are examined. The mandatory imposition of a structural integrity program patterned after the Air Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Program is recommended and the benefits of such an action are identified.

  20. Evolving Principles of Office Quality Assurance

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    1988-01-01

    The application of medical quality assurance principles to ambulatory patient care using the traditional methods of medical chart audit, process review, and physician education has yielded generally disappointing results in improving patient care and physician performance. Newer methods assist physicians by providing patient and medical reference data at the time of a patient's visit. Techniques for tracking treatment outcomes and patients' test results and for providing instructions to patie...

  1. Center for risk research: A review of work 1988-1991

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    This report gives a summary of the research published during the first 4 years of the Center for Risk Research at the Stockholm School of Economics. Risk research carried out so far at the Center has been concerned with mapping of attitudes and risk perceptions with regard to nuclear risks, AIDS, military flight risks, and economic risks. There has also been some methodological work and some work on the relationship between risk perception and interests

  2. Center for risk research: A review of work 1988-1991

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    Sjoeberg, L.

    1992-01-01

    This report gives a summary of the research published during the first 4 years of the Center for Risk Research at the Stockholm School of Economics. Risk research carried out so far at the Center has been concerned with mapping of attitudes and risk perceptions with regard to nuclear risks, AIDS, military flight risks, and economic risks. There has also been some methodological work and some work on the relationship between risk perception and interests.

  3. The NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) Mission Assurance Process

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    Canfield, Amy

    2016-01-01

    In 2010, NASA established the Commercial Crew Program in order to provide human access to the International Space Station and low earth orbit via the commercial (non-governmental) sector. A particular challenge to NASA has been how to determine the commercial providers transportation system complies with Programmatic safety requirements. The process used in this determination is the Safety Technical Review Board which reviews and approves provider submitted Hazard Reports. One significant product of the review is a set of hazard control verifications. In past NASA programs, 100 percent of these safety critical verifications were typically confirmed by NASA. The traditional Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) model does not support the nature of the Commercial Crew Program. To that end, NASA SMA is implementing a Risk Based Assurance (RBA) process to determine which hazard control verifications require NASA authentication. Additionally, a Shared Assurance Model is also being developed to efficiently use the available resources to execute the verifications. This paper will describe the evolution of the CCP Mission Assurance process from the beginning of the Program to its current incarnation. Topics to be covered include a short history of the CCP; the development of the Programmatic mission assurance requirements; the current safety review process; a description of the RBA process and its products and ending with a description of the Shared Assurance Model.

  4. Quality assurance records system

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    This Safety Guide was prepared as part of the Agency's programme, referred to as the NUSS programme, for establishing Codes of Practice and Safety Guides relating to nuclear power plants. It supplements the IAEA Code of Practice on Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants (IAEA Safety Series No.50-C-QA), which requires that for each nuclear power plant a system for the generation, identification, collection, indexing, filing, storing, maintenance and disposition of quality assurance records shall be established and executed in accordance with written procedures and instructions. The purpose of this Safety Guide is to provide assistance in the establishment and operation of such a system. An orderly established and maintained records system is considered to be part of the means of providing a basis for an appropriate level of confidence that the activities which affect the quality of a nuclear power plant have been performed in accordance with the specific requirements and that the required quality has been achieved and is maintained

  5. Radiotherapy Quality Assurance Report From Children's Oncology Group AHOD0031

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    Dharmarajan, Kavita V. [Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York (United States); Friedman, Debra L. [Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (United States); FitzGerald, T.J. [Quality Assurance Review Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island (United States); McCarten, Kathleen M. [Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (United States); Constine, Louis S. [University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York (United States); Chen, Lu [Children' s Oncology Group, Arcadia, California (United States); Kessel, Sandy K.; Iandoli, Matt; Laurie, Fran [Quality Assurance Review Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island (United States); Schwartz, Cindy L. [MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wolden, Suzanne L., E-mail: woldens@mskcc.org [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Purpose: A phase 3 trial assessing response-based therapy in intermediate-risk Hodgkin lymphoma mandated real-time central review of involved field radiation therapy (IFRT) and imaging records by a centralized review center to maximize protocol compliance. We report the impact of centralized radiation therapy review on protocol compliance. Methods and Materials: Review of simulation films, port films, and dosimetry records was required before and after treatment. Records were reviewed by study-affiliated or review center–affiliated radiation oncologists. A deviation of 6% to 10% from protocol-specified dose was scored as “minor”; a deviation of >10% was “major.” A volume deviation was scored as “minor” if margins were less than specified or “major” if fields transected disease-bearing areas. Interventional review and final compliance review scores were assigned to each radiation therapy case and compared. Results: Of 1712 patients enrolled, 1173 underwent IFRT at 256 institutions in 7 countries. An interventional review was performed in 88% of patients and a final review in 98%. Overall, minor and major deviations were found in 12% and 6% of patients, respectively. Among the cases for which ≥1 pre-IFRT modification was requested by the Quality Assurance Review Center and subsequently made by the treating institution, 100% were made compliant on final review. By contrast, among the cases for which ≥1 modification was requested but not made by the treating institution, 10% were deemed compliant on final review. Conclusions: In a large trial with complex treatment pathways and heterogeneous radiation therapy fields, central review was performed in a large percentage of cases before IFRT and identified frequent potential deviations in a timely manner. When suggested modifications were performed by the institutions, deviations were almost eliminated.

  6. Radiotherapy Quality Assurance Report From Children's Oncology Group AHOD0031

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    Purpose: A phase 3 trial assessing response-based therapy in intermediate-risk Hodgkin lymphoma mandated real-time central review of involved field radiation therapy (IFRT) and imaging records by a centralized review center to maximize protocol compliance. We report the impact of centralized radiation therapy review on protocol compliance. Methods and Materials: Review of simulation films, port films, and dosimetry records was required before and after treatment. Records were reviewed by study-affiliated or review center–affiliated radiation oncologists. A deviation of 6% to 10% from protocol-specified dose was scored as “minor”; a deviation of >10% was “major.” A volume deviation was scored as “minor” if margins were less than specified or “major” if fields transected disease-bearing areas. Interventional review and final compliance review scores were assigned to each radiation therapy case and compared. Results: Of 1712 patients enrolled, 1173 underwent IFRT at 256 institutions in 7 countries. An interventional review was performed in 88% of patients and a final review in 98%. Overall, minor and major deviations were found in 12% and 6% of patients, respectively. Among the cases for which ≥1 pre-IFRT modification was requested by the Quality Assurance Review Center and subsequently made by the treating institution, 100% were made compliant on final review. By contrast, among the cases for which ≥1 modification was requested but not made by the treating institution, 10% were deemed compliant on final review. Conclusions: In a large trial with complex treatment pathways and heterogeneous radiation therapy fields, central review was performed in a large percentage of cases before IFRT and identified frequent potential deviations in a timely manner. When suggested modifications were performed by the institutions, deviations were almost eliminated

  7. Quality-Assurance Program Plan

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    This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) is provided to describe the Quality Assurance Program which is applied to the waste management activities conducted by AESD-Nevada Operations at the E-MAD Facility located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site. The AESD-Nevada Operations QAPP provides the necessary systematic and administrative controls to assure activities that affect quality, safety, reliability, and maintainability during design, procurement, fabrication, inspection, shipments, tests, and storage are conducted in accordance with established requirements

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  14. Job Demand and Control Interventions: A Stakeholder-Centered Best-Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews on Workplace Disability

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Physical and psychological job demands in combination with the degree of control a worker has over task completion, play an important role in reducing stress. Occupational stress is an important, modifiable factor affecting work disability. However, the effectiveness of reducing job demands or increasing job control remains unclear, particularly for outcomes of interest to employers, such as absenteeism or productivity.Objective: This systematic review reports on job demand and control interventions that impact absenteeism, productivity and financial outcomes.Methods: A stakeholder-centered best-evidence synthesis was conducted with researcher and stakeholder collaboration throughout. Databases and grey literature were searched for systematic reviews between 2000 and 2012: Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, TRIP, health-evidence.ca, Rehab+, National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC, and Institute for Work and Health. Articles were assessed independently by two researchers for inclusion criteria and methodological quality. Differences were resolved through consensus.Results: The search resulted in 3363 unique titles. After review of abstracts, 115 articles were retained for full-text review. 11 articles finally met the inclusion criteria and are summarized in this synthesis. The best level of evidence we found indicates that multimodal job demand reductions for either at-work or off-work workers will reduce disability-related absenteeism.Conclusion: In general, the impacts of interventions that aim to reduce job demands or increase job control can be positive for the organization in terms of reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity and cost-effectiveness. However, more high quality research is needed to further assess the relationships and quantify effect sizes for the interventions and outcomes reviewed in this study.

  15. The case of sustainability assurance: constructing a new assurance service

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    2011-01-01

    This paper presents an in-depth longitudinal case study examining the processes through which practitioners in two Big 4 professional services firms have attempted to construct sustainability assurance (independent assurance on sustainability reports). Power’s (1996, 1997, 1999, 2003) theorization o

  16. Quality Assurance in Emergency Medicine - A Caribbean Perspective

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    Sammy, I.A.; Paul, J.F.; Watson, H; Williams-Johnson, J; Bullard, C.

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    Purpose – Emergency medicine is a new specialty in the Caribbean. With the development of specialist training over the past 20 years, the issues of quality assurance and governance have become more prominent. The purpose of this paper is to explore the successes and challenges of implementing systems of quality assurance in this unique environment, highlighting issues peculiar to the Caribbean setting. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a review of current practice in the e...

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  7. Quality assurance in transnational higher education : a case study of the tropEd network

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    Zwanikken, Prisca A. C.; Peterhans, Bernadette; Dardis, Lorraine; Scherpbier, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Transnational or cross-border higher education has rapidly expanded since the 1980s. Together with that expansion issues on quality assurance came to the forefront. This article aims to identify key issues regarding quality assurance of transnational higher education and discusses the quality assurance of the tropEd Network for International Health in Higher Education in relation to these key issues. Methods Literature review and review of documents. Results From the literature t...

  8. Subsurface quality assurance practices

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    This report addresses only the concept of applying Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) practices to repository shaft and subsurface design and construction; how NQA will be applied; and the level of detail required in the documentation for construction of a shaft and subsurface repository in contrast to the level of detail required in the documentation for construction of a traditional mine. This study determined that NQA practices are viable, attainable, as well as required. The study identified the appropriate NQA criteria and the repository's major structures, systems, items, and activities to which the criteria are applicable. A QA plan, for design and construction, and a list of documentation, for construction, are presented. 7 refs., 1 fig., 18 tabs

  9. Concrete quality assurance

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    Holz, N. [Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2000-08-01

    This short article reports on progress at the world's largest civil construction project, namely China's Three Gorges hydro project. Work goes on around the clock to put in place nearly 28 M m{sup 3} of concrete. At every stage of the work there is strong emphasis on quality assurance (QA) and concrete is no exception. The US company Harza Engineering has been providing QA since the mid-1980s and concrete QA has been based on international standards. Harza personnel work in the field with supervisors developing educational tools for supervising concrete construction and quality, as well as providing training courses in concrete technology. Some details on flood control, capacity, water quality and environmental aspects are given..

  10. Program review of the USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology

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    The USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) has a history that starts in 1932 in Orlando to develop methods to control mosquitoes, including malaria vectors under conditions simulating those of the south Pacific jungles, and other insects affecting man and animals...

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  13. Patient-centered outcomes of high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation for low back pain: a systematic review.

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    Goertz, C M; Pohlman, K A; Vining, R D; Brantingham, J W; Long, C R

    2012-10-01

    Low back pain (LBP) is a well-recognized public health problem with no clear gold standard medical approach to treatment. Thus, those with LBP frequently turn to treatments such as spinal manipulation (SM). Many clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy or effectiveness of SM for LBP. The primary objective of this paper was to describe the current literature on patient-centered outcomes following a specific type of commonly used SM, high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA), in patients with LBP. A systematic search strategy was used to capture all LBP clinical trials of HVLA using our predefined patient-centered outcomes: visual analogue scale, numerical pain rating scale, Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire, and the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index. Of the 1294 articles identified by our search, 38 met our eligibility criteria. Like previous SM for LBP systematic reviews, this review shows a small but consistent treatment effect at least as large as that seen in other conservative methods of care. The heterogeneity and inconsistency in reporting within the studies reviewed makes it difficult to draw definitive conclusions. Future SM studies for LBP would benefit if some of these issues were addressed by the scientific community before further research in this area is conducted.

  14. Quality assurance of qualitative analysis

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    Ríos, Ángel; Barceló, Damiá; Buydens, Lutgarde;

    2003-01-01

    and quality assurance. One important part of this document deals, therefore, with aspects involved in analytical quality assurance of qualitative analysis. This article shows the main conclusions reported in the document referring to the implementation of quality principles in qualitative analysis...

  15. Recent Trends in Quality Assurance

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    Amaral, Alberto; Rosa, Maria Joao

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we present a brief description of the evolution of quality assurance in Europe, paying particular attention to its relationship to the rising loss of trust in higher education institutions. We finalise by analysing the role of the European Commission in the setting up of new quality assurance mechanisms that tend to promote…

  16. Towards improvement in quality assurance

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    This first document in the series of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) Technical Notes is a general guideline for the establishment of effective quality assurance procedures at nuclear facilities. It sets out primary requirements such as quality objectives, methods for measuring the effectiveness of the quality assurance programme, priority of activities in relation to importance of safety of items, motivation of personnel

  17. Needle localization breast biopsy: a model for multidisciplinary quality assurance.

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    Howe, J R; Monsees, B; Destouet, J; Seib, J; Dehner, L P; Kraybill, W G

    1995-04-01

    As part of the quality assurance role of the Cancer Committee at Barnes Hospital, an institutional audit of Needle Localization Breast Biopsy (NLBB) was performed. Mammographic, operative, and surgical pathology reports from 370 consecutive patients at our institution undergoing both mammography and needle localization biopsy over a 34-month interval were reviewed. Carcinoma was diagnosed pathologically in 103 patients (28%), and 27% of these proved to be noninvasive. Sixteen patients were found to have histologic or clinical involvement of the axillary nodes; no patients with Tis lesions were found to have axillary nodal involvement. Of the patients, 73% were found to have either Stage 0 or Stage I disease, and 61% with an established malignancy had mastectomy (67% of patients with invasive carcinoma, 44% of those with carcinoma-in-situ), whereas 39% had some form of conservation therapy (33% of patients with invasive lesions, 56% of those with carcinoma-in-situ). Our results have been compared with other published studies, and important clinical indicators for evaluating the results of individual centers performing NLBB are discussed. It is concluded that NLBB is a safe and effective method of biopsying nonpalpable breast lesions, which allows for the identification of early stage breast carcinomas. In the present environment of concerns about the quality of care and costs, it is the responsibility of each center performing NLBB periodically to evaluate their results with this multidisciplinary procedure and to bring about change in those areas found to be deficient. PMID:7723366

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  6. NOAA Science Advisory Board, Review of National Center for Environmental Prediction Ocean Modeling

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    2004-01-01

    In response to a request from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, an Ocean Model Review Panel (ORMP) was commissioned by the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB), to address the following two-part Charge:

  7. 78 FR 13364 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  3. [Quality assurance in occupational health services].

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    Michalak, J

    1996-01-01

    The general conditions influencing the quality assurance and audit in Polish occupational health services are presented. The factors promoting or hampering the implementation of quality assurance and audits are also discussed. The major influence on the transformation of Polish occupational health services in exorted by employers who are committed to cover the costs of the obligatory prophylactic examination of their employees. This is the factor which also contributes to the improvement of quality if services. The definitions of the most important terms are reviewed to highlight their accordance with the needs of occupational health services in Poland. The examples of audit are presented and the elements of selected methods of auditing are suggested to be adopted in Poland. PMID:8760511

  4. Quality Assurance in Post-Secondary Education: The Student Experience

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    Law, Dennis Chung Sea

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: A major focus of the recent research into the quality of post-secondary education is the centrality of the student experience. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on studies addressing such a focus to shed light on how quality assurance (QA) practices can be improved. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews some…

  5. PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP, VOLUME 77, RBRC SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 10-12, 2005

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    The eighth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on October 10-12, 2005, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Jean-Paul Blaizot, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Dr. Akira Masaike, Professor Charles Young Prescott (Chair), Professor Stephen Sharpe (absent), and Professor Jack Sandweiss. We are grateful to Professor Akira Ukawa who was appointed to the SRC to cover Professor Sharpe's area of expertise. In addition to reviewing this year's program, the committee, augmented by Professor Kozi Nakai, evaluated the RBRC proposal for a five-year extension of the RIKEN BNL Collaboration MOU beyond 2007. Dr. Koji Kaya, Director of the Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Japan, presided over the session on the extension proposal. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on higher research efforts. In addition, a special session was held in connection with the RBRC QCDSP and QCDOC supercomputers. Professor Norman H. Christ, a collaborator from Columbia University, gave a presentation on the progress and status of the project, and Professor Frithjof Karsch of BNL presented the first physics results from QCDOC. Although the main purpose of this review is a report to RIKEN Management (Dr. Ryoji Noyori, RIKEN President) on the health, scientific value, management and future prospects of the Center, the RBRC management felt that a compendium of the scientific presentations are of sufficient quality and interest that they warrant a wider distribution. Therefore we have made this compilation and present it to the community for its information and enlightenment

  6. PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP, VOLUME 77, RBRC SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 10-12, 2005

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    SAMIOS, N.P.

    2005-10-10

    The eighth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on October 10-12, 2005, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Jean-Paul Blaizot, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Dr. Akira Masaike, Professor Charles Young Prescott (Chair), Professor Stephen Sharpe (absent), and Professor Jack Sandweiss. We are grateful to Professor Akira Ukawa who was appointed to the SRC to cover Professor Sharpe's area of expertise. In addition to reviewing this year's program, the committee, augmented by Professor Kozi Nakai, evaluated the RBRC proposal for a five-year extension of the RIKEN BNL Collaboration MOU beyond 2007. Dr. Koji Kaya, Director of the Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Japan, presided over the session on the extension proposal. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on higher research efforts. In addition, a special session was held in connection with the RBRC QCDSP and QCDOC supercomputers. Professor Norman H. Christ, a collaborator from Columbia University, gave a presentation on the progress and status of the project, and Professor Frithjof Karsch of BNL presented the first physics results from QCDOC. Although the main purpose of this review is a report to RIKEN Management (Dr. Ryoji Noyori, RIKEN President) on the health, scientific value, management and future prospects of the Center, the RBRC management felt that a compendium of the scientific presentations are of sufficient quality and interest that they warrant a wider distribution. Therefore we have made this compilation and present it to the community for its information and enlightenment.

  7. A workshop on asthma management programs and centers in Brazil: reviewing and explaining concepts

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    Rafael Stelmach; Alcindo Cerci Neto; Ana Cristina de Carvalho Fernandez Fonseca; Eduardo Vieira Ponte; Gerardo Alves; Ildely Niedia Araujo-Costa; Laura Maria de Lima Belizário Facury Lasmar; Luci Keiko Kuromoto de Castro; Maria Lucia Medeiros Lenz; Paulo Silva; Alberto Cukier; Alexssandra Maia Alves; Aline Silva Lima-Matos; Amanda da Rocha Oliveira Cardoso; Ana Luisa Godoy Fernandes

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To report the results of a workshop regarding asthma management programs and centers (AMPCs) in Brazil, so that they can be used as a tool for the improvement and advancement of current and future AMPCs. Methods: The workshop consisted of five presentations and the corresponding group discussions. The working groups discussed the following themes: implementation of asthma management strategies; human resources needed for AMPCs; financial resources needed for AMPCs; and operational ...

  8. 78 FR 42969 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Emphasis Panel; Genetics of Cell Regulation. Date: August 1, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To... 6184, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1779, riverase@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for..., Room 4176, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1728, radtkem@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee:...

  9. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Program in a new Radiotherapy Center taking as base the TG-40; Implementacion del programa de Garantia de Calidad en un Centro nuevo de Radioterapia tomando como base el TG-40

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    Marles, A.; Besa, P.; Hecht, P.; Arriagada, L.; Ruz, A.; Garay, C. [Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Centro de Cancer. Diagonal Paraguay, 319. Santiago (Chile)

    1998-12-31

    The recommended principles in the `Comprehensive QA for radiation oncology: Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 40`, TG-40, have been the base for implementation of the Quality Assurance Program of a modern Radiotherapy service. During its application has been necessary: to initiate its implementation before the equipment installation, assuming the costs of the contracts of the qualified personnel, realizing an initial investment adequate for equipment acquisition necessary for acceptation, commissioning and routinary control, the experienced formation of the personnel in the protocol philosophy, establishing procedures for day by day process which would allow the retrofeeding, the elaboration of templates and opening to changes and adjustments according to the necessities. The experience of two years had been demonstrated that the TG-40: a) It is feasible to be implemented but sometimes no strict totally and it is essential to have qualified personnel and the necessary material resources; b) It does not contains all the necessary for its practical implementation and must be completing with procedures and routine formats which facilitate their application; c) It allows the detection and opportune failure correction in the process; d) It is a continuous process that does not finishes. (Author)

  10. Radiotherapy of primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma: case report and review of literature

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    Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma is an indolent primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma originating from the follicle center cells, composed of a combination of centrocytes (small and large cleaved cells) and centroblasts (large noncleaved cells) with a follicular, follicular/diffuse, or diffuse growth pattern. Lesions are mostly located on the head, neck and trunk. A case is presented of a 56-year-old male patient with primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, with lesions involving the skin of the back, shoulders, presternal area and right forearm. As the patient presented a disseminated cutaneous form of the disease that involved several anatomical regions, complete work-up was followed by superficial fractionated radiotherapy of eight fields in VI expositions, with total irradiation dose of 1400 cGy upon the following fields: right and left pectoral region, left and right shoulders, right suprascapular region, and proximal third of the right forearm. Total irradiation dose applied upon each field for the lesions located on the left and right side of the back was 1500 cGy. This therapy resulted in significant reduction of visible tumor. The patient was regularly followed up on outpatient basis for 12 months of radiotherapy, being free from local recurrence and systemic spread of the disease

  11. Quality assurance during site construction

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    During the time of planing and construction of a nuclear power plant, the following proceeding is approved: - the deliverer of a nuclear power plant provides the reports fixing the quality assurance program, it means that he is responsible to write the safety analysis report, the specifications for the erection of the components, the working manuals and specifications for testing (eg nondestr. testing) - the manufacturing of components or systems will be controlled by an own independent quality assurance group, provided that this group was checked by the quality assurance group of the applicant - the TUeV with its independent assessors will fix the requirements relating to quality assurance in its assessment. On this basis the examination of the applicants specifications, working manuals, testing specifications will be done. The efficiency of quality assurance at the manufacturer and at the applicant will be checked by the TUeV specialists by considering specifications of modifications, repairs or tolerances. A mean point of the quality assurance in Germany is the dynamic adjustment, of an action on the latest state of engineering or science. If there exists a change of rules or guidelines, the quality assurance requirements have to be fit on this state in so far as it is feasible from the technical point of view. (orig./RW)

  12. Marshall Island radioassay quality assurance program an overview

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    Conrado, C.L.; Hamilton, T.F.; Kehl, S.R.; Robison, W.L.; Stoker, A.C.

    1998-09-01

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed an extensive quality assurance program to provide high quality data and assessments in support of the Marshall Islands Dose Assessment and Radioecology Program. Our quality assurance objectives begin with the premise of providing integrated and cost-effective program support (to meet wide-ranging programmatic needs, scientific peer review, litigation defense, and build public confidence) and continue through from design and implementation of large-scale field programs, sampling and sample preparation, radiometric and chemical analyses, documentation of quality assurance/quality control practices, exposure assessments, and dose/risk assessments until publication. The basic structure of our radioassay quality assurance/quality control program can be divided into four essential elements; (1) sample and data integrity control; (2) instrument validation and calibration; (3) method performance testing, validation, development and documentation; and (4) periodic peer review and on-site assessments. While our quality assurance objectives are tailored towards a single research program and the evaluation of major exposure pathways/critical radionuclides pertinent to the Marshall Islands, we have attempted to develop quality assurance practices that are consistent with proposed criteria designed for laboratory accre

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    ... Emphasis Panel, Stem Cells and Development. Date: March 16, 2010. Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agenda: To... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group, Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS... 7818, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1783, beusseb@mail.nih.gov . Name of Committee: AIDS and...

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    ... Innovative Research Applications. Date: July 29, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...-435- 1775, rubertm@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting..., Room 6166, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402- 6297, gravesr@csr.nih.gov . This notice is...

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  15. 76 FR 5182 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: March 3-4... Special Emphasis Panel, Fellowships: Brain Disorders and Related Neuroscience. Date: March 1-2, 2011. Time...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes across the Lifespan. Date: March 3-4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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    ... 09-153 Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders, AIDS and Alcohol Use Disorders. Date: April... to HIV/AIDS. Date: April 5-6, 2011. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... Emphasis Panel; Small Business: AIDS/HIV Innovative Research Applications. Date: April 7, 2011. Time: 10...

  17. Leadership in academic health centers in the US: a review of the role and some recommendations.

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    Weil, Thomas P

    2014-01-01

    The leadership of the US's most complex academic health centers (AHCs)/medical centers requires individuals who possess a high level of clinical, organizational, managerial, and interpersonal skills. This paper first outlines the major attributes desired in a dean/vice president of health affairs before then summarizing the educational opportunities now generally available to train for such leadership and management roles. For the most part, the masters in health administration (MHA), the traditional MBA, and the numerous alternatives primarily available at universities are considered far too general and too lacking in emotional intelligence tutoring to be particularly relevant for those who aspire to these most senior leadership positions. More appropriate educational options for these roles are discussed: (a) the in-house leadership and management programs now underway at some AHCs for those selected early on in their career for future executive-type roles as well as for those who are appointed later on to a chair, directorship or similar position; and (b) a more controversial approach of potentially establishing at one or a few universities, a mid-career, professional program (a maximum of 12 months and therefore, being completed in less time than an MBA) leading to a masters degree in academic health center administration (MHCA) for those who aspire to fill a senior AHC leadership position. The proposed curriculum as outlined herein might be along the lines of some carefully designed masters level on-line, self-teaching modules for the more technical subjects, yet vigorously emphasizing integrate-type courses focused on enhancing personal and professional team building and leadership skills. PMID:25595014

  18. Leadership in academic health centers in the US: a review of the role and some recommendations.

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    Weil, Thomas P

    2014-01-01

    The leadership of the US's most complex academic health centers (AHCs)/medical centers requires individuals who possess a high level of clinical, organizational, managerial, and interpersonal skills. This paper first outlines the major attributes desired in a dean/vice president of health affairs before then summarizing the educational opportunities now generally available to train for such leadership and management roles. For the most part, the masters in health administration (MHA), the traditional MBA, and the numerous alternatives primarily available at universities are considered far too general and too lacking in emotional intelligence tutoring to be particularly relevant for those who aspire to these most senior leadership positions. More appropriate educational options for these roles are discussed: (a) the in-house leadership and management programs now underway at some AHCs for those selected early on in their career for future executive-type roles as well as for those who are appointed later on to a chair, directorship or similar position; and (b) a more controversial approach of potentially establishing at one or a few universities, a mid-career, professional program (a maximum of 12 months and therefore, being completed in less time than an MBA) leading to a masters degree in academic health center administration (MHCA) for those who aspire to fill a senior AHC leadership position. The proposed curriculum as outlined herein might be along the lines of some carefully designed masters level on-line, self-teaching modules for the more technical subjects, yet vigorously emphasizing integrate-type courses focused on enhancing personal and professional team building and leadership skills.

  19. Innovative Model for Information Assurance Curriculum: A Teaching Hospital

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    Goel, Sanjay; Pon, Damira; Bloniarz, Peter; Bangert-Drowns, Robert; Berg, George; Delio, Vince; Iwan, Laura; Hurbanek, Thomas; Schuman, Sandoor P.; Gangolly, Jagdish; Baykal, Adnan; Hobbs, Jon

    2006-01-01

    A novel idea for information security education created by the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA) is presented. This new approach incorporates a teaching hospital model originally developed for medical training. In this model, information security problems from industry and government are solved and abstracted…

  20. Neuropathy in the hemodialysis population: a review of neurophysiology referrals in a tertiary center.

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    O'Regan, John

    2012-01-01

    This was a retrospective observational study of neurophysiology referrals over 8 years from a tertiary referral center in Ireland. A total of 68 of the 73 referrals yielded one or more abnormalities. Thirty-nine (53%) patients had one or more mononeuropathies; iatrogenic mononeuropathies believed to be associated with arterio-venous fistula creation occurred in 15 patients. Polyneuropathy was identified in 43 patients (59%). Access to an experienced neurophysiology department offers valuable insight into dialysis-associated neuropathies, especially when associated with arterio-venous fistulae.