STEP 499: Patient Safety: The Core of Health Services (CE: 1.0)


Laboratory tests are crucial for diagnoses, follow-ups and treatment. However, lab work isn’t just about delivering results, it’s about integrating safe care and delivering a high quality of care. The best way to do that is through a patient safety program. This article describes methods of patient safety within the laboratory environment.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define the pre-analytical phase
  • Define the analytical phase
  • Define the post-analytical phase
  • Reflect on a case study of a near-miss event


Carolina Lavado Barón, MT (AMT)


Launched: 2022