Whats gone wrong Troubleshooting

There are several different conceptual ways of looking at problems (see Table 8.1). While much of this book is about being proactive, no system will be perfect and sometimes you will need to deal with a problem that has occurred or an issue that is affecting the lab, and you will have to be reactive. This Chapter is about what to do when things have gone wrong, including dealing with problems and troubleshooting them. Learning how to deal with these subjects is of interest to IVF lab people. alpha, the international society of scientists in reproductive medicine (www.alphascientists.com), held an internet conference on this subject in 1998 (Elder and Elliott, 1998), and the alpha workshop at the 11th World IVF Congress held in Sydney in May 1999, structured as a foundation workshop in reproductive biology, concluded with a session by Jacques Cohen on the practical application of this knowledge in the ART laboratory, with particular reference to troubleshooting.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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