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Radiometer and present a complimentary webinar:
CE credit and Certificates of Attendance will be available. See details below.
  Improving Patient Care with
Better Blood Gas Preanalytics
  Friday, September 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM ET
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Webinar presenter

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Anne Skurup, MS
Manager, Clinical Affairs Radiometer


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Sand Vertical Line for invitation This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications and sponsored by Radiometer and It is an updated version of the session originally presented in October, 2016.
Preanalytical errors are said to be the reason for up to 62% of all errors in laboratory medicine1. Seven percent of percutaneous needle stick injuries are reported to occur in Intensive and cardiac care units1 and operating rooms2.

Bias on the hemoglobin results can be caused by insufficient mixing and may affect decisions for blood transfusion, whereas a trapped air bubble may give erroneous pO2 results. A test result attributed to the wrong patient due to a labeling error also carries the risk of misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment, while the choice of blood gas sampling devices may also impact sample integrity.

Preanalytics is without a doubt the first step for accurate blood gas results. During this webinar, Ms. Skurup will describe the most typical preanalytical errors, how each affect patient results and, most importantly, how to control them.

1Carraro P et al. Errors in a stat laboratory: Types and frequencies 10 years later. Clin Chem 2007; 53,7: 1338-42; 2Perry J, Jagger J. Reducing sharps injury risk in intensive care Jun 2005

Who should attend?
  • Laboratorians
  • Point of care coordinators
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurses
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Continuing education
  • One P.A.C.E.® contact-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level session. Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
  • This session is approved for 1 Florida CE credit.
    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number: 50-12563
  • This program has been approved for 1 CRCE Contact Hour by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).



  This webinar will:
  • Review the reasons why careful attention to the preanalytical phase helps to avoid risk to patients
  • Identify the steps for healthcare provider to help avoid preanalytical errors
  • Discuss how preanalytical errors can effect patient results and how these errors can be avoided

This webinar is sponsored by:
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