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Twenty Years After "To Err is Human"

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 29, 2020)
Presented by Karen Golemboski, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM & Catherine Otto, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
What is the status of patient safety in clinical laboratory testing? Do all laboratory professionals understand patient safety concepts? What else can we do to improve patient safety? This session discusses the status of patient safety in clinical laboratory science and opportunities to improve the quality of our services.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the status of patient safety in clinical laboratory science practice in comparison to other health professions.
  2. Describe patient safety concepts needed by all laboratory professionals to improve the quality of laboratory services.
  3. Discuss opportunities to improve patient safety in clinical laboratory testing.

CE ACCREDITATION
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 (1) Florida credit hour in the area of 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.

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