The International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing open-access guidance documents to enhance the quality of laboratory testing and practice. A recently published ICSH initiative was to provide laboratory guidance for 1) identifying all coagulation tests that have potential patient risk based on test, test result, and patient presentations, 2) recommending critical result thresholds; 3) providing acceptable reporting and documenting mechanisms, and 4) delineating the required elements for laboratory policies. This presentation will describe the rationale for critical values/tests recommendations by renown opinion leaders in the field of laboratory coagulation.
At the conclusion of this webinar attendees will be able to:
1) understand and define the difference between a critical value and a critical test,
2) describe the recommended coagulation tests with associated with critical values,
3) identify the recommended elements for reporting and documenting critical values, and
4) apply the recommended requirements for a critical value/test laboratory policy