Incident Monitoring – The KIMMS Program

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Course Overview

The RCPA KIMMS QAP aims to monitor the pre- and post-analytical phase of the laboratory quality systems thus extending measurement of quality to the entire quality system. The KIMMS program has been designed to provide pathology practices with the tools for continuous measurement and monitoring of key incident quality indicators. KIMMS is similar to other external quality assurance programs with one major difference, there are no samples to test. Only incident data is submitted quarterly, every year and reports issued.


The focus of the RCPAQAP eLearning modules is on the interpretation and application of EQA report data in addressing specific areas for quality improvement. The modules have been designed so that they may serve as an ongoing reference for pathologists and Trainees.


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A pass mark of 80% or more is required to achieve competency in this module.

Additional Notes

This series of modules on the interpretation of External Quality Assurance (EQA) reports has been collaboratively developed with the RCPAQAP to provide suitable online CPD quality activities for regional/rural pathologists.

The RCPA acknowledges the support of Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) an initiative of the Australian Government, Department of Health.

Technical Requirements

This module should be viewed on a computer using Internet Explorer 9 and above, or the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera. The module may be viewed on tablet devices.

CPDP: 1 hour


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