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Course Overview

Laboratory professionals must complete continuing education learning activities to deliver quality care and maintain a current knowledge base. This course outlines steps that may be taken to improve patient care by decreasing the chance of medical errors. Medical errors for laboratory professionals content is required information for licensure in Florida.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-MELPFL
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the laboratory professional’s role in furthering the efforts to reduce medical errors.; Discuss the types of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors that occur in a medical laboratory.; Identify possible sources of error within the total testing process.; List the organizations involved in establishing patient safety goals and how they can be used in the laboratory setting.; Summarize the goals of root cause analysis and its value in the laboratory setting.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Your Role and Error History
    Section 3: Errors: Types and Sources
    Testing Process
    Pre-Analytical Errors
    Analytical Errors
    Post-Analytical Errors
    Section 4: Recommended Approaches to Error Prevention
    The IOM
    Section 5: Clinical Vignette
    Chris’s Hospital Laboratory
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    References
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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