Topics and practices under study to date
What are effective interventions/ practices for reducing patient specimen and/or test result identification errors?
- Bar-coding systems
- Point-of-care bar-coding systems
What practices are effective for timely and accurate communication of laboratory critical test results to responsible/licensed caregivers?
- Automated notification
- Call center
What practices are effective for reducing blood culture contamination?
- Dedicated phlebotomy
- Commercial prep kits