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Reducing Errors and Hemolysis in Blood Samples; From Observation to Education at Mount Sinai Hospital Webinar
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Description: This webinar provides an over view on how the project initiated, and mapped out to improve Errors and Hemolysis rate in Blood Samples within the pre-analytical phase.
It discusses the common practice that leads to errors/hemolysis, and the impact of practice on test results, and on patient diagnostic outcome over case studies.
The result of practice improvement will be highlighted at the end. Hoping this webinar can lead to remarkable changes in the culture of health care organizations, so Pre-analytical errors can no longer be seen as inevitable, but as something that can be actively streamlined and prevented.
Start date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
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Description: This webinar provides an over view on how the project initiated, and mapped out to improve Errors and Hemolysis rate in Blood Samples within the pre-analytical phase.

It discusses the common practice that leads to errors/hemolysis, and the impact of practice on test results, and on patient diagnostic outcome over case studies.

The result of practice improvement will be highlighted at the end. Hoping this webinar can lead to remarkable changes in the culture of health care organizations, so Pre-analytical errors can no longer be seen as inevitable, but as something that can be actively streamlined and prevented.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

Course/Activity Information

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe contributing factors that lead to Pre-analytical Errors and Hemolysis in blood samples
  • Review Implementing strategies to reduce errors and hemolysis in blood collection related to Pre-analytical phase
  • State the impact of blood collection on each test

 

Speakers: SueAnn Konopelky, MLT and Leyla Teymouri, BScN, RN

Leyla Teymouri graduated from Azad University of Iran with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing in 1992, and gained experience working at the Internal Medicine Unit, Mothers & Babies Unit, Critical Care Unit, and Cardiac Care units.

After immigration to Canada, she obtained Canadian Nursing Registration, and started working at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2004.  Over the past 11 years, she has been working as a Nurse Clinician for Infusion Therapy at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Leyla is a strong advocate for quality improvement initiatives on the unit and throughout the hospital.  She has a passion for updating policies and procedures with ability to synthesize and implement nursing practice changes based on literature and evidence-based practice findings. A coach and mentor to all nursing staff and inter-disciplinary teams, always seeking to improve quality of practice related to vascular access and infusion therapy through best practice guidelines.

Sue Ann Konopelky is currently the Account Manager, Specimen Management at BD Life Sciences – Integrated Diagnostics Solution. She is a seasoned medical laboratory professional with 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Her background includes Medical Laboratory technology, Quality Management as well as Lean Leaders Certification. 

Sue Ann has been with BD for the past 14 years, nine years spent as a Clinical Specialist where she provided technical and clinical support, PreAnalytical Best practice training and Education to Laboratory and Nursing customers Nationally throughout Canada. Sue Ann has been in her current role with BD as Account Manager for Northern Ontario and Western Ontario for the past 5 years.

 

Recorded: March 23, 2021

 

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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