Answers to all your Zika Questions

A recent USA Today article offers answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.  The virus has led to an epidemic of birth defects and cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes paralysis, in Latin and South America.  The virus can be spread through mosquitos, sexual transmission…

Accreditation Readiness

Recorded on Monday, June 6, 2016 Hosted by Kathy Nucifora, Director of Accreditation, COLA and Irwin Rothenberg, Technical Writer / Quality Advisor, COLA Resources, Inc (CRI) Description: Preparing for a laboratory survey often means increased anxiety and stress above that of the normal workday routine. Yet laboratories performing quality work are always prepared for an inspection,…

COLA OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPONSE TO JOHNS HOPKINS STUDY THAT FINDS MEDICAL ERRORS ARE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S.

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has recognized the findings of a Johns Hopkins study that concludes that if medical errors were tabulated similarly to diseases, they would rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (with more than 250,000 deaths each year),…