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By Editor on 9/14/2017

New CLSI and INS Blood Collection Standards: Essential Information for Your Practice

Presenter: Susan Csatari, RN

Thursday, September 21st @ 6:00pm
DoubleTree By Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1R3 Canada

This presentation will review significant changes in practice recommendations included in the 2017 revision of CLSI Standard GP41: Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens, and the rationale for the changes (improved patient safety, specimen quality, and accuracy of results). This is important information for all phlebotomists, and both lab and nursing professionals, who collect blood.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand changes in Clinical standards for blood collection; be ready to adapt practice as facility policies are revised

  • Understand rationale for change (impact on test results and patient safety)

  • Define hemolysis: What causes it? What impact does it have on test results?

  • Describe recommended practice for Order of Draw, Tube filling and inversions; understand the “why”

  • What should both Lab phlebotomists and Nursing phlebotomists know about best site and device selection for blood collection?

About the Presenter:

A Registered Nurse with over thirty years of experience, Susan’s background is in Med/Surg ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, and Endoscopy procedure nursing. 

In her role as National Clinical Practice Consultant, Vascular Access Blood Collection for BD-Canada, she presents evidence-based best practice information to national and provincial Nursing associations, including Vascular Access, Critical Care, Paediatric, Emergency and Oncology organizations.

Susan also leads and facilitates Clinical partnership projects, bringing Labs and Nursing together to resolve issues with specimen quality, and to foster understanding between both groups of the other’s practice requirements and challenges.
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