Laboratory team members play key roles in organizations as contributing members of multidisciplinary teams. Organizations that have active patient blood management programs should consider Patient Blood Management Certification, which would involve elevating patient care and safety and utilize key laboratory professionals to help prepare for and successfully achieve certification.
Increasing Your Laboratory's Visibility
Increasing the visibility of your hospital's laboratory within the organization requires thoughtful dedication — and a dash of creativity. While increasing lab visibility internally is critical, a large awareness gap exists beyond hospital walls. Efforts must also target external organizations, community partners and the general public to highlight the hospital lab's role in health care.
Two industry experts weigh in on the topic of visibility - Ihab Abumuhor, Director of Laboratory Services at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Dr. Ali Brown, Chief Officer of Medical Quality, The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Patient Blood Management Certification is a voluntary program available from The Joint Commission and AABB. Based on the AABB Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program, certification is available to hospitals and critical access hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission.