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Equipment Checks Following Move
NOV.13.2019

Our lab was asked to provide cefepime and meropenem levels on critically ill patients based on French guidelines, Critical Care (2019)23:104 We will be moving our lab to new space (new building physically connected to our existing hospital) next year. There is little guidance on requirements for validation following equipment move. Does your site have guidelines for instrument verification/validation outside of what the vendor will perform? I am interested in Clinical and Anatomic Lab equipment information. Please share.

CAP's Unannounced Inspections
NOV.13.2019

Although CAP's unannounced inspections have their merit's, I think a 1 month period where they could come in any time would be just as good as the 3 month period they presently use. It would make life less "on hold" especially when you have several labs on different CAP schedules. Do you agree / anyone disagree?

Critical Value; A New Definition
NOV.9.2019

My resident and I stumbled onto what may be a better definition for the analytes that should require a Critical Value. Our definition doesn't include a value but (in my opinion, is clinically better). Join the discussion.

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