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collection

 [kŏ-lek´shun]
a gathering together.
data collection the process of acquiring subjects and gathering information needed for a study; methods of collection will vary depending on the study design.
research data collection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collecting research data.
specimen collection in the omaha system, the obtaining of specimens of body fluids, secretions, or excreta, including blood, urine, feces, sputum, or drainage.

col·lec·tion

(kŏ-lek'shŭn)
Procurement of a biologic specimen.
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When specimen collection data is examined daily, dramatic improvements can be made in performance and root causes of performance problems can be identified and eliminated.
Until patients reduce morphological presentations, or some future medical development obviates the necessity of individual patient evaluation, the human touch will always be a part of specimen collection.
Here are some thoughts about what to look for, the options and capabilities available, and the process improvements that lab directors can expect from barcode specimen collection.
A change in specimen collection protocols in 1995, from direct touch/lesion aspirates to swab specimens in transport medium, has resulted in a decline in successful identification of virions in lesion specimens in Winnipeg from 62% to 75% to approximately 10% (Hazelton, unpub.
Successful implementations of barcode specimen collection occur most frequently at hospitals that offer staff the right fit in terms of hardware.
id System), a software and handheld computer system designed to enhance patient safety by reducing the potential for error during the specimen collection and handling process.
Tracking dead crow density avoids delays inherent in specimen collection and testing and thus may be more helpful on a weekly basis to permit rapid recognition of trends in viral activity and the potential for occasional human cases or an outbreak.
specifications for the specimen collection device; and
The lab's multistep specimen-collection process included patient identification; specimen collection, labeling, and transport; and data entry.
In our experiences, the most effective methods of specimen collection from virus-induced blisters (or ulcers) involve opening the vesicle with a 26-gauge needle.
Cerner Bridge Medical solutions provide healthcare organizations with a full suite of bar-coding solutions for medication administration, specimen collection and blood product administration, ultimately impacting patient safety.