Safe Specimen Management in the OR

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Presented By: Megan Shetterly, RN, MS
September 2018

Accurate patient identification and correct specimen labeling are critical patient safety issues in healthcare. Inaccurately identified specimens can lead to delayed or wrong diagnoses, missed or incorrect treatments, plus additional procedures and testing. This webinar will review techniques to identify weak points in your specimen labeling process and application of interventions to reduce the incidence of mislabeling events in the operating room.


  • Review lessons learned from a multi-hospital collaboration on specimen labeling
  • Examine practical approaches for safe specimen handling
  • Identify recommended guidelines and practices for specimen management in the OR


Your entire healthcare team will benefit from this session so please be sure to tune in.


For OR inquiries, please contact Joann Wortham at (818)545-3343 or

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