Impact of pre-analytical variables on clinical laboratory testing and patient care
Expires: May 19, 2023
This "Phlebotomy Webinar" presentation highlights the most common pre-analytical variables encountered in the hospital setting that may compromise blood specimen integrity and lead to specimen recollection. It also describes strategies and tools available to detect pre-analytical errors and reduce sample rejection.
Brooke Katzman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- List the pre-analytical variables commonly encountered in laboratory medicine.
- Identify the nature and frequency of pre-analytical factors responsible for sample rejection.
- Describe effective strategies to reduce the rate of specimen rejection and mitigate the risk of patient harm.
This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.
The following types of credit are offered for this event:
Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.
State of California
Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
State of Florida
Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/ Administration, Quality Control/ Quality Assurance credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
To obtain credit
- Watch the video.
- Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
- Generate and print your certificate(s).
Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.
Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.
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