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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
- Which of these sources may be useful for identifying patient safety problems?
- 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) is Laboratory Director & Director of Laboratory Operations, Quest Diagnostics-Valdosta RRL. Dr. Pendergraph is the laboratory director for Quest Diagnostics in Valdosta, GA and Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, GA. Dr. Pendergraph received his MSPH from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, his PhD in medical parasitology 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, Kaplan 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. Dr. Pendergraph serves on the advisory committee for medical technology program at Thomas University. He is licensed as a laboratory director in the States of Georgia and Florida.
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.