[Histonet] Positive Patient ID

WILLIAM DESALVO wdesalvo.cac <@t> hotmail.com
Tue Jun 23 12:25:07 CDT 2009

Did you specifically ask what the inspectors wanted you to do to correct the deficiency? I cannot speak for the inspectors, but I believe the issue associated w/ your deficiency is that the patient and accession number are not entered into the LIS at the beginning of your process. not that you need an expensive barcoding system. There are multiple opportunities for duplication of accession numbers and a lack of tracking the case through your process. Again, I suggest you have a detaialed conversation with the inspectors to understand their reasoning for issuing the deficiency.

William DeSalvo, B.S., HTL(ASCP)

> From: kelly_colpitts <@t> hotmail.com
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:47:44 -0400
> Subject: [Histonet] Positive Patient ID
> Hi Histoland,
> Recently we had a CAP inspection. One of the deficiencies that we were sited for was a lack of positive patient ID. Here's is our current process (the process that has been in place forever and a day). 
> 1)Specimens are collected. 
> 2)They are assigned the next specimen numbers (the next available number is recorded on a steno pad next to the cassette labeler as well as stored in the cassette labeler). 
> 3)Cassettes are made and the specimen, cassettes and a copy of the paper requisition are given to the pathologist to be grossed in.
> 4)Once all specimens have assigned numbers and have been given to pathologist, we enter the information into our LIS (Cerner Classic). 
> While we would love to be able to afford to purchase one of the many positive patient ID barcode systems, this isn't feasible at this time. So I am wondering what other labs are doing to comply with positive patient ID?
> Thanks for all your help!
> Kelly
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