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panic value

Alert value, critical value Lab medicine Lab results from a specimen that must be reported immediately to a clinician–ie, of such severity as to mandate urgent therapy. See Decision levels.
Panic values
Chemistry panic values
Analyte SI units US units
Calcium < 1.65 mmol/L  <  6.6 mg/dl
    > 2.22 mmol/L    > 12.9 mg/dl
Glucose  < 2.60 mmol/L  < 46 mg/dl
       > 26.9 mmol/L    > 484 mg/dl
K+  <  2.8 mmol/L  <  2.8 mEq/L
     >  6.2 mmol/L  >  6.2 mEq/L
    >  8.0 mmol/L if hemolyzed
Na+    < 120 mmol/L   < 120 mEq/L
       > 158 mmol/L   > 158 mEq/L
CO2 in plasma <  11 mmol/L  <  11 mMol
   >  40 mmol/L  >  40 mMol
Hematology, eg blasts or sickle cells on a peripheral smear, possibly indicating leukemia or sickle cell anemia
Microbiology, eg positive gram stain or culture from blood, serosal fluids or CSF, acid-fast stain or positive mycobacterial culture results
Transfusion medicine Incompatible cross-match and positive serology for VDRL; the panic values differ in each lab and the route of the communication is at the discretion
of the lab director

panic value

A laboratory test result so far outside the normal range that it requires immediate notification of a health care provider.
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The hospital printed a bunch of panic value recording books and distributed to each Clinical Department to solve the problem of nonstandard recording of panic value by formulating standard recording format.
In order to help staffs get familiar with the contents and procedures of panic value reporting along with the new management measures that the hospital recently was taken, the hospital organize an intensive training program for staffs of relevant departments to ensure these management measures can be put into effect as soon as possible.
Revising the contents and scopes of panic value according to clinical needs
The group of panic value management of the hospital revised part of the contents and scopes of panic value [Table 1] during the symposium according to clinical needs in combined with new revised edition of "reference interval of common clinical biochemical tests" (Industry Standard: WS/T 404-2012) by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, to ensure that panic value better meet the need of clinical demands and ensure medical safety.
Preliminary Practice and Effects by Adopting Plan-Do-Check-Act Circulation to Improve the Management of Panic Value
Through the continuous improvement over the year, the group of panic value management of the hospital carried out another comprehensive inspection on panic value at the end of 2013.
Panic value reporting rate, rate of reporting in time, percentage of qualified records
Through extracting the panic value data of all the patients from the backstage of information system in November, 2011 (before the continuous improvement) and November, 2013 (after the continuous improvement) along with the records of the reporting and receiving departments.
Retracing the disposal records of the selected cases of panic value results in the medical records system, the records that are written within 2 h are counted as qualified, records that are written exceeding 2 h or even no records are treated as unqualified.
A total of 124 panic value cases occurred in November 2011 in the hospital, while 168 cases occurred in November 2013, the detailed statistics are shown in [Table 2].
The adoption of PDCA circulation has significantly improved the management of panic value in the hospital as the data showed above.