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- Six aims of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to improve health care quality.
- IOM aims within the context of quality clinical laboratory services.
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Safety
- How might patient harm result from each of these problems related to clinical laboratory services? Consider your answer and then click on the defined ...
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Effectiveness
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Patient-Centered Care
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Timeliness
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Efficiency
- Clinical Laboratory Services and Equity
- Which of the following best defines "effective clinical laboratory services?"
- Recognizing problems (errors) that could occur in each phase of the total testing process
- Outcomes of patient safety errors with respect to clinical laboratory services.
- Sources of data to identify errors and patient outcomes
- Monitoring Laboratory Processes to Prevent Medical Errors
- Data Sources to Identify Errors
- All of these sources may be useful for identifying patient safety problems EXCEPT?
- Patient Safety Goals
- The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals 2019 for Clinical Laboratories
- National Patient Safety Goal: Identify Patients Correctly
- Which of the following is NOT an acceptable patient identifier to use prior to performing venipuncture procedures?
- National Patient Safety Goal: Improve Staff Communication
- National Patient Safety Goal: Prevent Infection Through Hand Hygiene
- What is generally considered the single most important procedure for preventing the spread of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection?
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory professionals
Author Information: Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB) received his MSPH from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, his PhD in medical parasitology/entomology and mycology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his law degree with a concentration in health care law from Concord Law School, Purdue University. He also did a Fellowship in Tropical Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He is the author of a textbook in phlebotomy, a number of scientific articles, plus internet training programs. He is the director of five laboratories.
Reviewer Information: Alexandru Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBTCM has over 20 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. He is the former Director of Clinical Laboratory Technology Program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Alexandru holds BS degrees in Biology and Medical Technology from Clark Atlanta University and a MBA from the University of Georgia.