Prevention of Medical Errors 2021

Author: Anderson Continuing Education
Publisher: Anderson Continuing Education
Date Published: 2021
Pages: 20
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

Meets Florida 2-hour Prevention of Medical Errors requirement. For ASCP, this course provides 2 contact hours in patient safety.

This course is based on chapters from Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory. Read about:

Chapter 1: “Variation, Errors, and Quality in the Clinical Laboratory” • Pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic steps and types of errors that may occur during each step • Total quality management and quality assurance as a means to monitor laboratory quality and productivity and encourage efforts to continuously improve quality • Use of quality control measures to set thresholds for acceptable performance of laboratory tests • Total analytical error (TAE) and reference change values (RCV) and their use in establishing acceptability limits for analyte test results • Specific measures to monitor, document, mitigate, and prevent errors in the future.

Chapter 3: “Sample Processing and Specimen Misidentification” • Variation in factors associated with transportation of samples to the laboratory, including time, temperature, and specimen handling, and the influence of these factors on specific analytes • Effects of centrifugation times, temperature, speed, and storage conditions on analytes • Cross-contamination of specimens and measures taken to minimize cross-contamination • Sample misidentification, including consequences resulting in patient harm, and measures to detect errors in sample identification.

Chapters 1 and 3 of Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction, Second Edition. Edited by Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC, et al. Published by Elsevier in 2019.

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