Overcoming pre-analytical issues in blood gas testing

Blood gas testing can be easily impacted by pre-analytic factors – including sample collection, environmental exposure, and proper sample mixing. This webinar will review how pre-analytic errors can be recognized and mitigated to avoid the age old “garbage in, garbage out” scenario – minimizing recollection and retesting while maximizing point of care blood gas testing efficiency.

Physicians, Nurses, Point of Care coordinators, Respiratory therapists, Laboratory technicians/technologists

Attendees are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the ADLM

Patricia DeJuilio, MS, RRT

Patricia DeJuilio is a credentialed neonatal/pediatric and adult critical care specialist, and earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Respiratory Care from Rush University. She earned the Six Sigma Green Belt in project management. She has 34 years of experience in Respiratory Care at Northwestern Medicine. Patricia has published and presented her work on ventilator-acquired pneumonia reduction, ventilator weaning with early mobility, multidisciplinary teams improve outcomes, open design mask use as well as several other topics. Patricia is passionate about consistent, evidenced based best practices to reduce variance and improve quality, cost, and patient outcomes.

  • Identify the ideal collection methods for blood gas testing
  • Identify the challenges of collection and pre-analytic sample handling
  • Describe the impact of pre-analytic challenges on Point of Care (POCT) blood gas testing