Project Details

Facility AM Lab Bloodwork improvement

Project Status: complete

HSDA: North West

Community: Kitimat

Physician Lead: Feenan, Claire

Aim Statement / Goal

Have 80% of 7:30 inpatient requisitions complete by 9:30am by having requisitions entered by 7:30am, collected by 8:30am, and results reported by 9:30am by June 2018.


Physicians, surgeons, and specialists conduct rounds at Northwest facilities before or around 0800hrs to support timely discharge of patients. It was identified that up to date lab results required for discharge are often not available by the time physicians are conducting rounds, delaying patient discharge. Current best practice evidence suggests an 11:00am discharge time to allow for discharge planning, patient flow, support ED overcrowding and ensure patients have adequate time to return home (Khanna, 2016).

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