After Hours Critical Lab Reporting: Streamlining the Process

After Hours Critical Lab Reporting: Streamlining the Process

Identification: AMBJ1504
Issue: July/August 2015
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2017
  • 1.10 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx


Contact hours available until 8/31/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to enable ambulatory care nurses and other health care professionals to apply lean management principles to streamline the reporting process of Critical Lab values in an after-hours setting. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Identify at least three wasteful practices employed in Critical Lab reporting that can be improved through the use of lean management principles.
  • Recognize at least two patient safety benefits as a result of streamlining the Critical Lab reporting process.
  • Apply the use of similar lean management principles to optimize Critical Lab reporting processes.


Credits: None available.