This is an online event.
Available as an online course through June 2026.
The Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO) convened a Lost Specimen Task Force to develop a consensus-supported set of guidelines for identifying and mitigating the risks of lost and mishandled pathology specimens.
Mishandled and lost specimens are a patient safety risk with a particular impact on patient trust and a potential for diagnostic error. This webinar offers pathologists, surgeons, laboratory medicine staff, perioperative nurses, and patient safety leaders knowledge about those risks and best practices to decrease mishandled and lost specimens. Based on the AMC PSO’s Patient Safety Guidance for Pathology Specimens, this webinar is an excellent opportunity to hear from experts and build resiliency in your practice.
Doctors Yvonne Cheung (Mount Auburn Hospital), Raj Patel (Beth Israel Lahey Health), and Yael Heher (Massachusetts General Brigham), will provide an overview of the guidance document, discuss the complexities of specimen management, and provide an example of implementation of best practices.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Laboratory medicine staff
- Perioperative nurses
- Transport leaders
- Quality and safety leaders
CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CRICO/RMF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.