Reducing Laboratory Errors

Reducing laboratory errors
Lab testing forms the basis for many aspects of diagnosis and treatment. This means that test-related errors can have serious repercussions. A study from ECRI Patient Safety Organization found that the majority of errors related to lab testing took place outside the laboratory itself. Common errors included: Mislabeled specimens Specimens with an incomplete or missing
Medical liability terminology for health care professionals
You probably learned basic legal terminology while you were getting your degree and other training, but if you are ever involved in a malpractice lawsuit or claim, you may find yourself overwhelmed by unfamiliar words and phrases. Here is a glossary that covers many of the legal and insurance terms you might hear in relation
Communication is vital to good patient care
According to the Institute for Healthcare Communication, “Extensive research has shown that no matter how knowledgeable a clinician might be, if he or she is not able to open good communication with the patient, he or she may be of no help.” That’s a strong statement, but it speaks to how incredibly important it is
Liability concerns for health and safety educators
As an educator specializing in health and safety education, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re sending people out into the world to potentially save lives. Whether you provide first aid, CPR, AED or other related training, your professional advice and expertise is unquestionably valuable. The flip side is that the life-or-death nature of