A quality improvement cycle: hemolyzed specimens in the emergency department.

@article{Pretlow2008AQI,
  title={A quality improvement cycle: hemolyzed specimens in the emergency department.},
  author={Lester G. Pretlow and Terry Gandy and Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach and Barbara S Russell and Barbara Kraj},
  journal={Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          219-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the cause of and possible solution for an excessive number of hemolyzed specimens received from the emergency department (ED) of a large medical center. DESIGN The clinical laboratory staff collected data on hemolyzed specimens for all departments of the medical center. The clinical laboratory management team and ED management team intervened with training and surveillance of the ED staff to heighten the awareness of the problem. SETTING The clinical chemistry… CONTINUE READING

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