- What happens to a patient when an air bubble increases a pO2 result from 60 to 100 mmHg?
- What happens to a blood gas test’s accuracy when a specimen is clotted?
- What happens when a result goes to the wrong patient?
Whether errors occur at the bedside, on the way to the lab, or in the lab, the consequences can be dire.
Workflow innovations such as 1st Automatic help reduce the likelihood of preanalytical errors in point-of-care testing that may compromise sample integrity, while helping to ensure patient safety through automatic capture and identification of patient samples.
Radiometer's smartphone app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone includes tips on how to avoid preanalytical errors, an interactive troubleshooting guide and a skill test.
- Carraro P et al. Errors in a stat laboratory: Types and frequencies 10 years later. Clin Chem 2007; 53,7: 1338-42.