Laboratory/Patient Safety/Quality

PACE / State of CA / State of FL - This month’s “Virtual Lecture” discusses how building teams includes employee growth, engagement, and communication. In this presentation, Linda Backus and Jennifer Storlie will discuss various tools and training techniques, and how to address difficult employees.

By MCL Education • August 24, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation Recording Coming Soon - This “phlebotomy webinar” will walk learners through the quality improvement methodology and describe PDSA cycle interventions that were implemented in this unit which successfully reduced the amount of canceled labs due to specimen integrity.

By MCL Education • August 17, 2022

PACE / State of CA / State of FL - Presentation Recording Coming Soon - This “Continual Improvement” webinar provides an overview of automating laboratory workflows and its impact on the overall efficiency of testing by speeding up tasks, minimizing waste, reducing reagent usage, and facilitating higher throughput. Optimizing operational efficiency through automation leads to lower running costs, the elimination of errors inherent in manual processes, a reduction in repetitive motion injuries, and improved accuracy and reliability of data.

By MCL Education • July 20, 2022

Presentation Recording Coming Soon - PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Continual Improvement webinar” will provide an overview of Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) approach to the pursuit of operational excellence utilizing lean principles. This will include why this approach has been adopted, provide some background on the lean improvement framework, and how the organization will be impacted as the strategy evolves.

By MCL Education • June 7, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “phlebotomy webinar” will provide basic information on blood compatibility, the consequences of incompatibility and the recognition of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction.

By MCL Education • May 18, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation recording coming soon
This "Continual Improvement" webinar will provide an overview of the latest hot topics regarding laboratory compliance billing such as PAMA and COVID. The speaker also will review the 7 fundamental elements of a laboratory compliance program, Ordering Documentation Requirements, OIG and CMS Reviews, National and Local Coverage Determination, PLA codes and Gapfilled Fee process.

By MCL Education • March 24, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation recording coming soon
This “Phlebotomy Webinar” covers real-life challenging scenarios that arise in the clinical setting. Four unique case studies are presented, and suggestions are discussed on how to help and respond in these situations to support the pediatric patient.

By MCL Education • February 16, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Continual Improvement" webinar will provide an overview of new regulatory changes and issues that have the potential to affect laboratory operations.

By MCL Education • December 8, 2021

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" will enhance the user’s knowledge regarding how the secrets of magicians can be used to reduce patient fear and anxiety associated with hospital and clinic visits. Attendees will be provided with research studies and rationale for using magic tricks and similar techniques to decrease exam length and possibly sedation needed during radiography exams. Visual examples of concepts will be demonstrated to ensure complete understanding. A variety of tools and recommendations will be offered to fit every health care worker’s comfort level. The goal of the presentation is to provide information that will improve the overall patient experience, as well as make the job of the care provider easier and more enjoyable.

By MCL Education • November 17, 2021

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Continual Improvement” webinar will share how boundless collaboration can be achieved when laboratory practices are standardized across multiple laboratory locations.

By MCL Education • September 8, 2021

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" presentation will review the methods available to detect latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), including the classic tuberculin skin test and the more recently developed interferon gamma release assays (IGRA).

By MCL Education • August 18, 2021

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - 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.

By MCL Education • June 18, 2021

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Continual Improvement” webinar will share how the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic provides root cause analysis (RCA) education to lab staff.

By MCL Education • June 9, 2021