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Negatively affect turnaround times and length of stay

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negatively affect turnaround times and length of stay care (Sheppard, Franks, Nolte, & Fantz, 2008).Methods of StudyThe study utilized a baseline and 2-arm intervention, prospective, observational study that only included patients with at least one of the following lab tests performed during their ED visit: CBC count, chemistry panel, prothombin time, troponin, or blood culture (Sheppard, Franks, Nolte, & Fantz, 2008).The Emory Crawford Long Emergency Department was the only
Qualitative Research Critique 3emergency department at which this observational study was conducted, which caused limited results. The participants in this study included non-laboratory staff collecting specimens for a period of 6 months without intervention of a phlebotomist or lab technician (baseline), a dedicated phlebotomist in the ED collecting specimens randomly over the course of 3 months (intervention 1), and a medical technician overseeing and tracking the collection of specimens bya phlebotomist over a period of 10 days (intervention 2). This method allowed the observers to record and compare the baseline and interventions to determine and analysis of how the different interventions affected the LOS, TAT, and contamination rates (Sheppard, Franks, Nolte, & Fantz,2008).The authors took into consideration the burdens faced by laboratory personnel such as a high quantity of specimens as well as unnecessary testing and therapy undergone by patients as result of blood culture contamination. The authors discovered that the nursing staff's ability to multitask while completing in-service training to learn proper phlebotomy techniques greatly affected their ability to collect specimens without having contaminated results (Sheppard, Franks, Nolte, & Fantz, 2008). Throughout the research, the study used qualitative methods to

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