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Mislabeling Is Indefensible
Hospitals have long attempted to manage the risk of mislabeling of blood specimens. Obviously, the potential problems with misidentifying a blood sample include:
  • mislabeled specimens identify the wrong patient with the specimen
  • lab testing results based on mislabeled specimens do not reflect the patient condition
  • results that are inappropriately associated with a patient may lead to inaccurate interpretation
  • interpretation from mislabeled specimens may result in inappropriate treatment.
    The University of Chicago Hospitals identified this as an unacceptable risk to patient safety and put together a team of individuals from patient care areas, administration and information systems to develop a better method to manage risk. This multidisciplinary team reviewed the situation and identified the following as critical components for successfully improving the quality and consistency of specimen labeling:
  • positive identification of the patient
  • accurate matching of blood test orders to the identified patient
  • production of specimen labels at the time of successful blood draw.
    Typically, labels are either:
  • 1) produced centrally within the Laboratory department by the Laboratory Information System (LIS); or
  • 2) produced at distributed bar code label printers within each nursing unit. In either case, the labels are usually printed at the time of order entry, manually sorted and distributed and then matched with the blood specimen by the phlebotomist or nurse.
    The MediCopia system is comprised of a mobile computer, integrated bar code printer and tethered laser bar code scanner. The solution is compact and relatively lightweight (under 3 pounds).
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    LATTICE PRODUCTS WERE FLAGGED INACITVE ON 10/20/06 PER ADVICE FROM DAVID THAT OUR RESELLER AGREEMENT WILL EXPIRE ON 11/1/06, AND WILL NOT BE RENEWED. -RB
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