Whether or not your hospital or healthcare facility has its own lab, ensuring a prompt and appropriate turnaround time (TAT) for a lab sample can significantly impact patient satisfaction and clinical decision-making. TAT is widely defined as the time elapsed from when the lab receives the sample until the sample reports are sent back to the clinical staff with lab verification. Physicians may view TAT as the time between test ordering and result reporting. No matter the definition, both can factor into a patient’s care outcome and experience. For facility leaders with in-house labs, think: when did you last analyze your lab’s average TAT?
It’s no secret that many healthcare workers have been under an extraordinary amount of stress since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. Included in that workforce are pharmacists, who continued to prepare and provide necessary medications before administering vaccines once they were widely available in January 2021.
Keeping activities on time can be vital within any facility, be it a school, hospital, pharmacy, or warehouse. Healthcare patients sometimes require and always deserve to receive on-time care. Classes and tests that start on time can help to make students feel less rushed. Warehouse product line or transit center efficiency is best when employees work cohesively under synchronized time.
By offering automated monitoring, synchronized time, and mass notifications, Primex can provide solutions that genuinely optimize facilities and workflows. Our solutions can also relieve stress and solve common bothers for employees like nursing staff, teachers, business leaders, and others.
You have likely heard doctors or patients referring to a person as being on “a cocktail of drugs,” but what does that actually mean? These combinations of medications are real, but they aren’t just thrown together; the “bartenders” behind these drug cocktails are compounding pharmacists.
Everyone taking part in the vaccine supply chain is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the vaccine, which means strict compliance with vaccine storage requirements. See if your facility is prepared and discover the best solutions for your compliance reporting for peace of mind.
Accreditation by the A2LA can help your facility control quality, meet best practices, and ensure the safety of workers and the general public. Learn how environmental monitoring is critical to A2LA compliance.
The United States Pharmacopeia guidelines call for specific temperature conditions that ensure the integrity and efficacy of medications and vaccines. Both adhering to USP controlled room temperature requirements and documenting any fluctuations is crucial to compliance, and you can learn how to do so with ease in this article.