Phlebotomy Follies (CE: 1.0)
A light-hearted look at preanalytical error through humorous memes, photos, and illustrations. Preanalytical error, errors that occur up to actual testing of a sample, account for roughly 67% of laboratory error. These are generally caused by the patient, the healthcare worker collecting or processing the specimen, anyone transporting a specimen, or anyone or anything touching the specimen. This session will discuss causes of preanalytical error and methods to avoid them.
- Identify preanalytical errors in specimen collection, processing and transportation as illustrated in photos and memes.
- Explain methods to avoid and correct preanalytical errors.
- Describe ways to be proactive about preventing preanalytical errors.
Jeffrey Lavender, MBA, MT (AMT)