Make Use of Others’ Examples

January 2020 - Vol.9 No. 1 - Page #1

As our sources of professional (and personal) information continue to be digitized and rendered virtual in many cases, at times it can be a challenge to discern the quality of this information, not to mention filter it for useable content. This is why at MedicalLab Management, we pride ourselves on our peer-to-peer approach of sourcing editorial from practicing leaders in clinical laboratory medicine. Along with practical insight and advice, our articles often include sample forms, policy and procedures documents, and other examples of record control. These tools are intended to help simplify your own document creation. The following are just a few examples from this past year:

  • Specimen Receiving Tour Checklist: This sample checklist came from our cover story in the September 2019 issue (, which covered an academic medical center’s efforts to significantly reduce the number of lost specimens it encountered. The sample checklist can be accessed at:
  • Survey Questions to POCT Sites: As part of an article on improving POC glucose measurements, the authors included a set of survey questions to ask your POCT sites. These surveys can help improve compliance and user satisfaction. The article and accompanying survey questions can be found here:
  • Simplified Inventory Grid: This grid breaks down draw site locations to simplify the inventory process. The sample table can be found at:

This is just a sampling of the many tables, figures, charts, and other educational materials presented in MLM articles. We invite you to peruse our extensive archive. All Web materials are available to practicing laboratorians and managers; we simply ask you to fill out a short registration at The materials are free of charge.

We hope you will continue to turn to MLM as a trusted source of practical and actionable information for clinical laboratory directors and managers. If there are other ways you think we can help, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

With best regards,

David McCormick
Managing Editor


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