Nurses Information and Courses from MediaLab, Inc.
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|A urine specimen is received in the laboratory late in the afternoon. The specimen was collected early in the morning and was accidentally left in bright sunlight and at room temperature on a counter in the outpatient clinic. The test order is for urine bilirubin screening. Which of the following could occur as a result of the storage conditions?||View Page|
|Case Study: Limiting Use & Disclosure of PHI A nurse from the Winterhaven Outpatient Facility calls requesting an HIV test result on a patient, concealing the fact that she had received a needle-stick injury from that same patient. You provide the nurse with the HIV test result. The nurse's request was appropriate.||View Page|
As a clinical laboratory worker, your role is vital in the health care process. You provide information to doctors, nurses, and healthcare organizations that is vital to proper patient care. Because your role is so important, you must be properly qualified, trained, and licensed for your position. You must also keep up with the latest laboratory techniques and developments by fulfilling continuing education requirements; and you are bound by a code of ethics, which ensures that patient results are accurate, reliable, and free from error and bias.
|Which of these actions can people do themselves to prevent medical errors?||View Page|
There are three exposure categories :Category I are those employees who, on a day-to-day basis, will come in contact with blood or body fluids as part of their normal job. This includes medical laboratory professionals, pathologists and operating room nurses.Category II are those employees who may come in contact with blood or body fluid during the course of their normal job. This includes housekeepers, transporters, and some technicians such as EKG techs.Category III are those persons who would not normally ever come in contact with blood or body fluids and generally includes secretaries, administrators, and gardeners.Persons may move from one category to another during the course of a workday.
|What is a phlebotomist's role in a health care facility?|
The phlebotomist collects blood & other specimens which ultimately provide doctors and nurses with laboratory test information critical to patient care.He or she therefore plays a vital role in any health care system.
|What is a phlebotomist's role in health care facility? [continued]|
Phlebotomists work in a variety of settings including:
Home Health Care
A well trained phlebotomist will therefore have a variety of job opportunities available.Other medical professionals, including nurses, respiratory therapists, and medical assistants may also be trained to collect blood specimens.
|Literature and online resources|
LiteratureDutton RP, Shih D, Edelman BB, Hess J, Scalea TM. [abstract]. Available at: Safety of uncrossmatched type-O red cells for resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock.J Trauma. 2005 Dec;59(6):1445-9. Accessed November 5, 2012.Johnson ST, Rudmann SV,Wilson, SM. Serologic problem solving strategies:a systematic approach. Bethesda, MD: AABB, 1996.Online resourcesThe following are online examples of good practice. The information should not be used as a substitute for technical and clinical judgment. Medical and technical information becomes obsolete quickly and current sources relevant to the user's location should always be consulted.Transfusion reactions: Transfusion complications (Canadian Blood Services)Education website for CBS's hospital customersREACT (Sunnybrook HSC, Toronto, ON, Canada) Pocket reference card for nurseson signs and symptoms of transfusion reactionsQuick cals (online calculator of p values for Fisher's exact test) Use a one-tailed test (since we would expect an antibody to react with red cells that are positive for the corresponding antigen)