LAB SAFETY

Fanning the Flames

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Story #1: The fire started in the university chemistry laboratory when a research student used a flammable chemical too close to the open … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

By the Numbers: Lab Injury and Exposure Data

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Finding information about the number of Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs) and other laboratory injuries in the United States is difficult. … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

Getting a new lab space? Design it for safety now and save thousands later

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a laboratory manager who worked in a hospital that was designing a new stand-alone … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

FDA Sends 14 Warning Letters Regarding Cancer Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to focus on direct-to-consumer marketing and sale of products and has issued warning letters in an effort to protect vulnerable cancer patients … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Do No Harm: Diagnostic Errors and the Lab

By Jennifer (McMahon) Dawson, MHA, DLM (ASCP)  bio "Do no harm" is the mantra that health care providers live by. Doctors, nurses and laboratory professionals alike enter into the business … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns Implicates Lab-Related Issues

Four of the top 10 patient safety concerns, compiled from reports of more than 1.2 million safety events, literature review and expert opinion, have relevance for laboratories and diagnostics. ECRI … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns Include Lab Related Issues

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Four of the top 10 patient safety concerns, compiled from reports of more than 1.2 million safety events, literature review and expert … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Patient Identification: IT Group Seeks Solution; Safety Expert Urges Labs to Examine Internal Processes

The innovator who develops the best solution to accurately identify patients throughout the health care continuum may earn a $1 million reward. That's the idea behind the College of Healthcare … [Read more...]


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