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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 webinar to learn how to overcome hidden preanalytical errors in blood gas testing. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through April 30, 2022.


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.


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.


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


Ana-Maria Simundic, PhD, EuSpLM
Professor in Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
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


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.


This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 2115. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.

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


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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