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Overcoming the Hidden Errors of Preanalytics in Blood Gas Testing

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT Credits
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Date:APR.20.2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Level: Intermediate

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Register for this live webinar to learn how to overcome hidden preanalytical errors in blood gas testing. During this hour, you will have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A with the speakers. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through April 30, 2022.

DESCRIPTION

Preanalytical errors in blood gas testing often go unrecognized and can impact patient care. Continuous focus of the challenges with preanalytical errors is key to improving blood gas testing. Important tools for accomplishing this include acknowledging that errors occur, initiating training efforts, sharing knowledge, prioritizing effective teamwork, and ensuring close collaboration with all stakeholders, including vendors. Prof. Simundic and Dr. Suh-Lailam share their perspectives and experiences from both sides of the of the Atlantic Ocean.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), point-of-care coordinators, and other laboratory professionals overseeing and/or carrying out blood gas testing.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most frequent preanalytical errors in blood gas testing
  • Describe the impact of common preanalytical errors on patient test results
  • Recognize the value of collaboration and training to mitigate preanalytical errors

FACULTY

Ana-Maria Simundic, PhD, EuSpLM
Professor, Medical Microbiology
Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics
Clinical Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb
Zagreb University
Zagreb, Croatia

Brenda Suh-Lailam, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry, Point-of-Care Testing, and Quality
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

CONTENT VALIDITY

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This education activity will be submitted to AACC for approval of up to 1.0 ACCENT credit(s).

Release date: April 20, 2021
Credit valid through: April 30, 2022

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION STATEMENT

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected]

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