Improving Pediatric Specimen Quality [Pediatric Phlebotomy]

April 23-24, 2015


Video Length: 73 mins

During this presentation, we will discuss the types of quality measures used in pediatric phlebotomy and how they are applied to improve specimen quality. Discussion will include the phlebotomist role to ensure quality prior, during and after sample collection.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Use quality indicators to identify opportunities to improve pediatric specimen quality
  • Assess behaviors during pediatric phlebotomy that can impact specimen quality


Photo of Darci Block, Ph.D.Darci R. Block, Ph.D.
Consultant, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Co-Director of Central Clinical Laboratory and Laboratory Services
Instructor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Darci Block is currently co-medical director of the Central Clinical Laboratory and Laboratory Services in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, positions she has held for the past nearly 4 years.

Photo of Nicole KangNicole Kang
Supervisor of Outpatient Laboratory Services
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology>
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Nicole Kang supervises several outpatient collection laboratories at Mayo Clinic. She has been in the Department of Clinical Core Laboratory Services at Mayo for the last 9 years. Prior to Mayo, she was an assistant supervisor at Memorial Hospital Laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Note: No credit is offered for this Phlebotomy presentation.

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