Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Error Reduction and Continuous Improvement - PUB214
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Paul Valenstein, MD, FCAP

Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories is a practical “how-to” manual written for the laboratory director, supervisor, and practicing pathologist. Sponsored by the College of American Pathologists Quality Practices Committee and Patient Safety and Performance Measures Committee, the manual is designed to help readers manage quality and patient safety in clinical laboratories, comply with quality and patient safety regulations and accreditation requirements, and develop and administer a quality management plan.

Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories covers the most important standards and areas that have proven to be particularly problematic in the management of clinical laboratories. Patient safety issues—an essential and inseparable component of laboratory quality—are discussed throughout the text.

Contents include:

  • Case studies based on knowledge of actual events
  • Approaches to managing quality and patient safety
  • Regulation and accreditation
  • Specific quality and patient safety risks and control measures for preanalytic, analytic, postanalytic, and general laboratory operations
  • The laboratory quality management plan, with sample plans

Contents (PDF, 27 K)
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)

Softcover; 265 pages; 80+ exhibits and tables; 2005
ISBN: 0-930304-88-8





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Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories is a practical "how-to" manual written for the laboratory director, supervisor, and practicing pathologist. It is designed to help laboratories manage quality and patient safety, comply with regulations and accreditation requirements, and develop and administer a quality management plan. Sponsored by the CAP Quality Practices Committee and Patient Safety and Performance Measures Committee, the manual covers the most important standards and areas that have proven to be particularly problematic in the management of clinical laboratories. Patient safety issues are discussed throughout the text. Includes sample laboratory quality management plans.