Expert training for healthcare, with emphasis on the diagnostic laboratory.

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We offer online, non-technical courses for continuing education taught by experts. 

What Is Laboratory Learning Solutions All About?

Laboratory Learning Solutions provides interactive, non-technical training courses and course bundles for learning new skills or for enhancing existing skill sets.  The focus of our courses is on healthcare, with courses specific to the diagnostic laboratory included.  Our self-paced learning courses are supported by expert guidance and mentorship.  Interactive work shops by industry experts enhance learning through learner engagement and active participation.  Our training is based on Lean philosophy, principles and tools to optimize organizational culture, regulatory compliance and overall operations.

We offer continuing education credits for healthcare workers by the following accrediting agencies: ce broker, California Accrediting Agency CDPH-Laboratory Field Services and P.A.C.E.® D’Angelo Advantage is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.      

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Fast Track Courses

Multiple lessons covering a topic and including a quiz. No assignment required. These courses can be completed quickly to earn continuing education credits and a certificate of completion.


Full-Level Courses

Comprehensive courses exploring a topic with a quiz, assignments, reflection topics, and case studies. These courses, including those designated as 101 courses, offer a scheduled interactive workshop as an option. Complete these courses to enhance your understanding of the topics and earn CEU credits and certification or a certificate of completion.
NOTE: Certification courses are full-level courses.

bundled courses

Bundled Courses

Courses in the BRAINBUSTER® series include a group of courses covering an operational theme. Courses in these series are offered as either full-level courses or as Fast Track courses.

Fast Track Courses

Fast Track Value Stream Map

Value Stream Mapping: Healthcare Process Redesign (Fast Track)

1.0 Contact hour ($9.99): In this course you will learn how to create a current state value stream map. This map will allow you to identify bottlenecks and barriers to workflow. By the use of meaningful metrics, we brainstorm opportunities for an improved, efficient future state.

Fast Track A3

A3: Problem Solving in Healthcare (Fast Track)

2.0 Contact hours ($19.99): In this course, you will learn a structured method of problem solving based on data to find root causes, brainstorm solutions and implement workable solutions.


Fast Track Course: Lean Management: Introduction to a Structural Approach to Continuous Improvement

2.75 Contact hours ($27.49): In this course, you will learn development of leadership, operational structures, processes, people and synergistic activities that align the entire organization towards continual improvement. You will learn the methodology, tools, principles of Lean and understand how to adopt these techniques to our specific laboratory environment.


Fast Track Course: Introduction to Lean: Tools and Concepts Specific to Diagnostic Laboratories

3.0 Contact hours ($29.99): In this this course, we will define the principles, methodology and tools of LEAN adaptable to specific laboratory work processes. We will understand how to identify and eliminate the 8 deadly wastes referred to as non-value add activities and apply the principles and concepts of LEAN to redesign or eliminate the problem from occurring.


Fast Track Course: Lean Operational Strategy: Understanding Lean Operational Principles

2.5 Contact hours. ($29.99): In this course, you will learn the Lean tools, fundamentals of work rules and understand how to apply the continuous improvement methodology of the Toyota Production System principles adaptable and specific to laboratory work flow.


Fast Track Course: Value Stream Mapping: Designing Waste-Free Laboratory Processes

3.0 Contact hours ($29.99): In this course, you will learn how to design a simplistic value stream map to identify and eliminate waste, waiting, bottlenecks and redundant paths to create an improved more efficient state.


Fast Track Course: Observation: Go, See and Ask “Why?” in the Diagnostic Laboratory

2.5 Contact hours ($24.99): In this course, you will learn how to conduct an observation in the area of improvement and understand how to follow a unit of work through the process in order to gain an understanding of the the origin, reason, handoffs and path of a defect. “Go and see” event allows us to understand actual value-add activities in comparison to wasteful defective processes.


Fast Track Course: Kaizen: Lean Concepts in the Laboratory

Contact hours ($19.99): This course is designed to instruct the learner how to lead a Kaizen Event. Kaizen is a synergistic rapid improvement methodology focused on creating productive change by improving a process by the use of Lean tools.


Fast Track Course: 5S: Introduction to Workplace Organization

1.75 Contact hours ($16.99): In this course, you will learn how to plan, prepare, organize, execute and facilitate a 5 S workplace organizational methodology that include the following phases: Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.

Bundled Courses: Brainbuster Series


Brainbuster Course Bundle: Process Optimization in the Diagnostic Laboratory

17.5 Contact hours ($175.00): In this learning path of 3 courses, you'll learn Lean principles, tools and techniques to understand where the problems exist, how to eliminate them from occurring and how to create a waste free laboratory.


Brainbuster Course Bundle: Operational Strategies for Lean Leaders

18 Contact hours ($179.00): In this learning path of 3 courses, you'll understand how to leverage the importance of leadership, structures, processes, people and synergistic activities to align the organization towards continual improvement.


Brainbuster Course Bundle: Lean Operational Efficiency

16.0 Contact hours ($159.99): In this learning path of 3 courses, we'll learn the how to plan, conduct and execute a Kaizen event to brainstorm the way the process looks today. You will use the methodology and tools of Lean to develop all steps of a process redesign for an efficient future state by continuous problem solving.


Brainbuster Course Bundle: Mini-Series – Fast Track Method for Improving Diagnostic Laboratory Processes

10.0 Contact hours ($99.99): This 2 course learning path provides the methods and tools of Lean to identify process waste, defective handoffs and understand how to apply an A3 problem solving technique.

Certificate Program


Lean Practitioner for the Diagnostic Laboratory

37 Contact hours ($1,295.00)/8 Week Program: This certification course will provide the facilitator with the skills required to develop, train, support, mentor, and encourage teams of front line workers. You will assist the organization by leading the teams to participate in process waste elimination. A Lean facilitator is an essential resource that will assist the Lean leader to anchor the organization’s Lean journey.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Laboratories

37 Contact hours ($1,295.00)/ Estimated Course Completion: 8 Weeks. You will learn Lean principles and the Six Sigma method for continuous improvement that include: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control all applicable for the skill and knowledge of the laboratorian.

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