eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 53: “Do you know the difference between Patient Safety and Lab Safety?

In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast, Lona Gordon Small, MBA, PMP, CPBPM, MT (ASCP) discussed the topic of Patient Safety and clarified the difference between lab safety and Patient Safety.

She discussed the Comprehensive Unit Safety Program (CUSP) introduced in the lab, the Science of Safety and steps you could use to introduce Patient Safety in the lab.

The steps discussed

  • Create a Patient Safety culture
  • Have a format to report patient safety events
  • Investigate the root cause of patient safety event
  • Learn From patient safety events
  • Make changes to remove risk
  • Ensure the changes are sustained

Listen to the full episode for details in trying to create a patient safety culture in your lab team.

You tube video on Patient Safety


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