Physicians challenge potassium levels more than any other analyte; hemolysis is the number one reason chemistry specimens are rejected. This presentation discusses the multitude of ways potassium results can be altered during collection or processing leading physicians to question results. Some contributors include fist pumping, benzalkonium canulas, iodine as a site prep solution, nine patient-dependent variables, centrifugation, and more. Preceding the potassium discussion, the presenter explores over a dozen of the most common causes of hemolysis including pneumatic tube transport, excessive plunger pressure, draws from IV starts and more. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use.This video qualifies viewers to obtain 1 unit of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit. (Additional fee applies.)
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