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1

National patient Safety goals aim to improve patient identifiers and indicate that when adminstering care, tx, and services how many pt identifiers must be used

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What patient identifiers must be used when obtaining specimens

Name, DOB, phleb initial/Date, MR#, ideally use a barcode system

3

How many hours must critical lab values be reported at KUH?

1 hour

4

Which type of lab error is associated with an error in obtaining patient or specimen before analysis for example a patient isn't fasting, the wrong phlebotomy tube is used, or the specimen is not transported appropriately?

Pre-analytic lab error

5

What sort of error is associated w/ analysis and preparation error?

Analytic

6

What sort of error is associated with laboratorian incorrectly interpreting specimen?

Post Analytic

7

What is point of care testing and give an example

testing performed at the bedside like glucose test, low complexity

must have some degree of training and competency evaluation to complete these

8

Test utilization management seeks to eliminated unnecessary reflex testing and establishes what sort of paradigm to add nuance to treatment

Algorithms