Physicians challenge potassium levels more than any other
analyte, and when your potassium results aren't trusted, it throws everything
else your lab is testing into question. This presentation discusses the
multitude of ways potassium results can be altered during collection or
processing leading physicians to question results. Some contributors include
fist pumping, improper centrifugation, delays in processing, prolonged
tourniquet constriction, an incorrect order of draw, drawing through certain IV
canulas, hemolysis, iodine as a site prep solution, patient-dependent variables,
and more. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use.
This video qualifies viewers to obtain 1 unit of P.A.C.E.
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