Beyond the Checkmark: Mastering the Art of Validation and Verification
Includes a Live Web Event on 04/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Validation and verification of processes and products are important in the quality assurance programs of an eye bank. Speakers will discuss validation and verification, defining each process and highlighting how they are different from each other. Jerry Burkey, from San Diego Eye Bank, discusses how to write and execute an equipment qualification, providing a template. Vivian C. Lopez, from Beauty of Sight, provides information on how to conduct a process validation for a new process and will use tissue preparation for CAIRS as an example.
Attendees will learn:
- Templates for validation and verification of processes
- How to write and execute an equipment qualification
- New process validation for CAIRS tissue preparation
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Jennifer DeMatteo (Moderator)
Director of Regulations and Standards
Eye Bank Association of America
Jennifer DeMatteo, MCM, CIC, is the Director of Regulations and Standards for the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). She oversees the EBAA Accreditation program, Medical Standards process and serves as their regulatory liaison. She received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in clinical microbiology from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). She was responsible for directing the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Employee Health programs and personnel in major tertiary hospital and ambulatory care settings. Jennifer has been a Healthcare Epidemiologist for over 20 years and is certified in Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC).
Jerry Burkey, CEBT
Quality Assurance Lead
San Diego Eye Bank
Jerry Burkey is a Certified Eye Bank Technician and the Quality Assurance Lead at the San Diego Eye Bank. Prior to working in Eye Banking, Jerry was a Fire Chaplain and Executive Director at FirefighterAid. He has 15 years of experience in eye banking across various disciplines, having worked in Recovery, Quality, Hospital Development, and Donor Eligibility.