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