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Case Studies to Teach Dimensions of Patient Safety

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Catherine Otto and Karen Golemboski
The ASCLS Patient Safety and Clinical Laboratory Science position paper, approved in 2015, identifies the importance of patient safety in clinical practice. Six dimensions—safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered, and equitable—describe quality healthcare delivery in the 21st century. Case studies incorporating these dimensions will be presented to use in clinical laboratory education settings.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Define the National Academy of Medicine’s 6 patient safety quality aims and 5 healthcare professional competencies.
2.Explain the relationship of the aims and competencies to clinical laboratory science practice.
3.Use case studies to illustrate patient safety aims and competencies in practice.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Safety will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.