Quality_Assurance_in_Phlebotomy

Quality_Assurance_in_Phlebotomy - Thrombosis Procedural and...

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Quality Assurance in Phlebotomy Patient Care Issues and Complications
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Quality Assurance Policies and procedures designed to ensure that specimen collection is conduced in an environment that assures positive outcomes for the health and wellbeing of the organization and its customers.
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Critical Issues Patient related errors Positive identification Labeling Patient safety Procedural errors Correct tests and samples drawn Test priority Technical errors Failure to obtain blood Equipment malfunction Sample rejection
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Patient Care Issues Positive ID and labeling Limit number of punctures and blood drawn Do not stick above an IV Prevent complications Hematomas Hemoconcentration Infections
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Unformatted text preview: Thrombosis Procedural and technical quality Test priority and patient preparation Equipment must meet NCCLS specifications Order of draw Follow all OSHA guidelines for Universal Standards and Safety Specimen Rejection Identification discrepancies Unlabeled tubes Specimen problems Inadequate volume Hemolyzed Wrong collection tube Clots in anticoagulated samples Outdated collection tubes Improper conditions (time, temp., etc) Processing This is the last step to the pre-analytical process of specimen collection. This area is usually staffed by technicians and phlebotomists and usually managed by a licensed CLS/MT....
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