Pre-Function Lobby
Thursday, April 28, 2005: 6:15 PM-9:00 PM

B1: Poster Session

 A sustainable community process to improve availability of appropriate, verified quality control (QC) materials for genetic testing
Lisa Kalman, Bin Chen, Ira M. Lubin, D. Joe Boone
 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Central Lab Turnaround Time for Stat Troponin Testing
D. Robert Dufour, Kathleen A. Zeiler, Patricia Shiu, Rosario N. Hunter, Pamela Del Monte, Mitra Thompson
 Assessing the Benefit of Measuring B-type Natriuretic Peptide
Larry H. Bernstein, Madeleine Schlefer
 Cervical Biopsy Correlation of SurePath™ Liquid Based Pap Tests Interpreted as Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance in Conjunction with Digene Hybrid Capture® II High Risk Human Papilloma Virus Testing
Lynnette C. Savaloja, Misty D. Babb, Chelsi R. Womack, Elizabeth T. Jordan
 Communications System: A ‘Tailored Tools’ Approach
Sarah-Jane Downing, Kit Johnson
 Comparison of Cytology Proficiency Testing--Glass Slides vs. Virtual Slides
MariBeth C. Gagnon, Stanley Inhorn, John Hancock, Keller Barbara, Dana Carpenter, Toby Merlin, Thomas Hearn, Pamela Thompson, Rhonda Whalen, Barbara Keller
 Developing a Matrix-Structured Quality Financial System for a Public Health Laboratory
Tanya Koga, Kit Johnson
 Development of an Integrated System for Reporting, Analyzing and Learning from Adverse Incidents involving Patients, Staff and Others
Leroy Mell, Shirley Knelly
 Different Temporal Systems May Contribute to Medical Error: A Study of a Hospital Emergency Department (ED) and Clinical Laboratory Interaction
Zixing Shen, Yisong Jiang, Youngjin Yoo, Kalle Lyytinen, Edward Michelson, Linda M. Sandhaus
 Discordant results for LDL obtained by direct measurement and Friedewald calculation (FW-C)
Henry Gang
 Enhancing Cardiac Diagnosis and Treatment Capability with Automation and Laboratorian/Clinican Collaborations
Denise L. Uettwiller-Geiger, Peter Bruno, Joan Faro, Judith Mignone, Owen Yen
 EQUIP: International Collaboration in Laboratory Services
Kathleen L. Caldwell, Amir A. Makhmudov, Robert L. Jones
Laura Sciacovelli, Paolo Carraro, Mario Plebani
 Errors in the Testing Process in Primary Care: A Report from the American Academy of Family Physicians' National Research Network
Nancy C. Elder, John Hickner, Deborah Graham, Elias Brandt, Susan Dovey, Robert Phillips
 Establishing Analytical Turnaround Time for Urine Cultures: A Project of the Canadian Coalition for Quality in Laboratory Medicine (CCQLM) Working Group
Deirdre L. Church, Elizabeth Melnyk, Cabrini Carmona Silva, Pierre Turcotte
 Establishing Meaningful Laboratory Performance Indicators Using Quality Systems Thinking
Joan M. Carlson
 Establishment of Internal Threshold for Transfusion Reaction Reporting
Linda K. Lowe, Nancy Krueger, Jill L. Wood, Karen Clifton, Timothy S. Braverman
 Evaluation of Job Aids for Laboratory Confirmation in Tanzania
Kathleen F. Cavallaro, Vincent Y. Mgaya, Ahmed Seha, Mohamed Amri, Thomas Aisu, Jeannette St. Pierre, Kirk P. Winger, Peter Mmbuji
 Evaluation of Medical Laboratory Conformance to ISO 15189:2003: The Ontario, Canada Experience
Linda Crawford, Harold Richardson
Tatyana Valentinovna Kalashnikova, Erkin Isakovich Musabaev, Natalya Grigorievna Koftunenko, Rafik Karimovich Usmanov, Saida Djakanovna Suleimenova, Nina Ivanovna Golovchenko, Azat Babdjanovich Ongarbaev, Tatyana Enverovna Kuchuk, Adelya Adilkhanovna Albetkova, Jan Drobeniuc, Aliya Balzabekovna Jumagulova, Michael O. Favorov
 Implementation of an ISO-based Integrated Management System for Managing Quality and Environmental Requirements in the Clinical Laboratory
D. M. Périgo, A. S. E. Gonçalves, D. P. Santos, R. Rabelo
 Implementation of the 2002 Group B Streptococcus Screening Guidelines
Barbara E. Robinson-Dunn, Marcus Zervos, JoAnn Logue-O'Malley
 Implementing a quality management system (QMS) in a public health laboratory
Jean Joly, Johanne Lefebvre
 Improvement of STAT Results Turn Around Time – A Six Sigma Approach
F. Leland McClure
 Improving Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors by Standardizing Manufacturers of Diagnostic Assays
Mahnaz Dasti, Mary M. Kimberly, Gary L. Myers
 Improving Process Quality and Reducing Total Expense Associated with Specimen Mislabeling in an Academic Medical Center
Stephen E. Kahn, Colleen Jarosz, Kathleen Webster, Cheryl Czerlanis, Deborah Barnish, Suzanne Robertazzi, John Burger, Carrie Holland, John Lee
 Improving Specimen Integrity in Transport: A Six Sigma Approach
Jeffrey L. Lawrence
 Innovative integration and use of well-known Information Technology tools to support the management of ISO Quality and Environmental Standards in a clinical laboratory
D. M. Périgo, A. S. E. Gonçalves, D. P. Santos, Rogerio Rabelo
 Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of Routine Gynecological Specimens Within A Large Practice
Frederick A. Meier, Ruan Varney, Sudha R. Kini, Arthur R. Gaba, Chad H. Stone, Daniel S. Schultz, Antoinette Klimowicz, Mona Bansal, Colleen Vrbin, Richard J. Zarbo
Laura Sciacovelli, Martina Zaninotto, Mario Plebani
 Laboratory Turnaround Time Improvement for Emergency Department Services Using Innovative Solutions
Gloria Zuroff, Marjorie Merkey, Susan Yost
 New Tools and Approaches for Monitoring and Analyzing Internal and External Clinical Laboratory Performance
Ilira Shtepani, Kit Johnson, Norman Neumann
 Ordering Genetic Tests and Reporting Results: Communication is Key
Ira M. Lubin, Carolyn Constantin
 Partnering to Promote an Understanding of ISO 15189:2003
Linda Crawford, Julie Coffey, Harold Richardson
 Pathology resident education in laboratory administration and clinical chemistry is less effective than other areas of pathology, as measured by the ASCP Resident In-service Examination (RISE)
Barbara J. McKenna, Laura Culver-Edgar
 Proficiency Testing Accuracy in the United States
Daniel C. Edson
 Quality Improvement Through Investigation of External Quality Assessment Discordant Findings
Harold Richardson, Jane Gun-Munro
 Reduce Pre-Analytic Errors at Hospital: A Joint Six Sigma Project with Quest Diagnostics and a Hospital Customer
John Bower
 Relative Frequency of Mislabeled Laboratory Samples from the Emergency Department (ED) Compared to Other Hospital Areas
Linda M. Sandhaus, Kennan J. Sauder, Edward Michelson
 Results of a Survey of Prothrombin Time Testing Practices in the Pacific Northwest, 2004
Shahram Shahangian, Kathy LaBeau
 Root Cause Analysis for Pap test Diagnostic Errors Due to Sampling Using a Lean Production System Improves Specimen Quality
Stephen S. Raab, Jennifer Condel, Colleen M. Vrbin
 The Impact of Gynecologic Pathology Diagnostic Errors on Patient Care
Dana Marie Grzybicki, Colleen M. Vrbin, Danielle Pirain, Stephen S. Raab
 The Role of Education in Heightening Awareness and Broadening the Knowledge Base of Laboratory Professionals
Theresa M. Somrak
 The Science of Patient Safety: Longitudinal Studies in an Environment of Change. Wagar, E. A.* Hilborne, L. H., Yasin, B. Tamashiro, L., Bruckner, D.A. UCLA Healthcare and Department of Pathology and Lab. Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Elizabeth A. Wagar, Lee H. Hilborne, Bushra Yasin, Lorraine L. Tamashiro, David A. Bruckner
 Use of Hospital Antibiograms as a Quality Indicator
Martha S. Boehme, Patricia A. Somsel
 Use of patient data to derive long term random error in laboratory assays: Application to glycohemoglobin testing
George Cembrowski, David V. Tran, Tammy L Hofer, Terrence Lee
 Using Laboratory Automation and Process Improvement to Eliminate Manual Steps and Related Error
Sam C. Terese
 Utilization of tests for hypercoagulability as observed at a reference laboratory
Brian R. Jackson, Shannon R. Swenson, George M. Rodgers
 Variability in Cytologic-Histologic Correlation Practices and Implications on Patient Safety
Dana Marie Grzybicki, Colleen M. Vrbin, Stephen S. Raab

The 2005 Institute for Quality in Laboratory Medicine Conference of CDC