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Adding automation and independent dual verification to reduce wrong blood in tube (WBIT) events.

Passwater M, Huggins YM, Delvo Favre ED, et al. Adding automation and independent dual verification to reduce wrong blood in tube (WBIT) events. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022;158(2):212-215. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqac031

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September 28, 2022
Passwater M, Huggins YM, Delvo Favre ED, et al. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022;158(2):212-215.
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Wrong blood in tube (WBIT) errors are rare but can lead to complications. One hospital implemented a quality improvement project to reduce WBIT errors with electronic patient identification, manual independent dual verification, and staff education. WBIT errors were significantly reduced and sustained over six years.

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Passwater M, Huggins YM, Delvo Favre ED, et al. Adding automation and independent dual verification to reduce wrong blood in tube (WBIT) events. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022;158(2):212-215. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqac031

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