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Best Practices for Optimizing Laboratory Resources and Utilization During a Global Supply Shortage

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:MAY.17.2022 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Level: Basic

Price: $0.00

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Register for this webinar to learn best practices for optimizing lab utilization during a supply shortage. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through May 31, 2023.


One direct result of the global pandemic that has impacted the lab is a supply shortage to manufacture specimen collection tubes. Due to limited supplies, laboratory professionals and healthcare institutions must review lab utilization and mitigating resource waste. Many factors may need to be considered from ordering practices to test ordering procedures. Listen to our panel of faculty to hear best practices and recommendations to overcome these challenges to mitigate distribution to your daily practice.


This activity is designed for physicians, lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), point-of-care coordinators, pathologists, fellows, residents, in-training individuals, and other laboratory professionals.


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

  • Describe the extent of tube shortages for blood sample collection and the expected duration of the shortage.
  • Explain best practices in providing solutions to the shortage of sample collection tubes to improve lab utilization.


William Winter headshotWilliam Winter, MD, DABCC, FAACC
University of Florida Health
Gainesville, FL, USA

Joe El KhouryJoe El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Consultant, Franey Medical Labs
New Haven, CT, USA

Felicitas LacbawanFelicitas Lacbawan, MD, FCAP, FACMGG
Vice President, Life Sciences, Integrated Diagnostics Solutions - Specimen Management
Becton Dickinson
Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA


AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

  • Felicitas Lacbawan, MD, FCAP, FACMGG
    Salary: BD
    Stocks/Bonds: BD
  • Joe El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
    Grant/Research Support: Bioporto, IDEXX
    Consultant: Siemens

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationship:

  • William Winter, MD, DABCC, FAACC


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# 4060. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.


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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