Lettre au Globe & Mail
janvier 04, 2012
La présidente de la SCSLM, Tricia VanDenakker, a écrit une lettre au rédacteur en réponse à un article de journal sur la sécurité au laboratoire; sa lettre a été publiée dans le Globe & Mail.
Patient safety must be protected within Canada’s Laboratories
André Picard’s article, (What we should learn from our pathology problems - Jan. 2), touches on critical issues facing the pathology and laboratory professions. As a medical laboratory technologist and President of The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) I think it is important for Canadians to understand that these issues significantly affect patient care. We at CSMLS support implementing nationwide regulation of all laboratory professionals to maintain standards and ensure accountability. In my profession, medical laboratory technologists are regulated in seven out of thirteen provinces and territories. Don’t patients in the other six jurisdictions deserve the same standard of care? Also needed is a national standard for accrediting medical laboratories. This process should be accountable to governments for review and oversight. Patient diagnoses and successful treatments are dependent on the work of many health professionals. We all must ensure that patient safety remains the number one priority.
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President, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science