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Radiometer and present a free webinar:
CE credit for US attendees and Certificates of Attendance for international attendees will be available. See details below.   Preanalytical errors related to venous blood sample collection and handling
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 14:00 and 18:00 CEST 
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Webinar presenter


Prof. Ana-Maria Simundic, PhD, Specialist in Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Institute of Chemistry
University Hospital Center "SESTRE MILOSRDNICE"
Zagreb, Croatia

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Sand Vertical Line for invitation This webinar will be presented twice to allow healthcare professionals in various time zones to participate. Click on your preferred session to register. Time zone conversions are provided below.
Register for 14:00 - 15:00 CEST (8:00 - 9:00 AM Eastern)
Register for 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern)
Venous blood sampling is the most common invasive procedure in healthcare. A recent investigation performed by the Working group for Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE) of the European Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) has shown that blood sampling in Europe is performed by different professions with significantly different levels of education, background, competence and skills.

Surprisingly, in some countries, even administrative staff is involved in venous blood sampling, with little if any education about the procedure and how it can affect the quality of the sample and patient results. Moreover, while guidelines for venous blood sampling are available (CLSI H3-A6), it has been shown that those guidelines are neither implemented worldwide, nor complied with adequately. Such low level of compliance clearly puts patients at risk. Any deviation from the recommended procedure can affect either the quality of the sample or patient well-being.

This webinar will review the steps in venous blood sample collection and handling, focusing on all possible sources or errors and error prevention opportunities. It will outline the most critical characteristics related to the patient’s condition, venous blood collection procedures and sample stability, provide recommendations for successful management of venous blood testing, and examine the tools and resources available for managing the quality of the venous blood sampling procedure.
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Who should attend?
  • Laboratorians
  • Point of care coordinators
  • ICU physicians and nurses
  • Cardiac ward physicians and nurses
  • Emergency department physicians and nurses
  • Operating room physicians and nurses
  • Quality/risk management
  • Maternity ward physicians and nurses
  • Medical ward physicians and nurses
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Continuing Education - US Participants:
  • One PACE® credit-hour will be provided for each session. 
  • Each session is approved for 1 Florida CE credit.
    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number: 50-12563
Continuing Education - International Participants:
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be available for all sessions for international participants to submit to their appropriate accrediting agencies



Time zone conversions:  
Session 1: Session2:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 08:00 EDT (New York)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 09:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 14:00 CEST (Paris)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 20:00 CST (Beijing)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 22:00 AEST (Brisbane)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 EDT (New York)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 13:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 18:00 CEST (Paris)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 24:00 CST (Beijing)
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 02:00 AEST (Brisbane)
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