Point-of-Care Testing: Performance Improvement and Evidence-Based Outcomes

by Nichols, James H.
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Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: June 11, 2015

ISBN: 9781420028898

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This reference streamlines practical guidance for the selection of POCT technologies according to technical performance, patient need, and management practices. It examines best practice of POCT and offers integrative strategies, performance maps, and treatment pathways for illustrating effective rapid-response testing processes in critical care.

A superb manual for hospital administrators, managers, and directors; point-of-care coordinators; primary and acute care physicians; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in these fields, this guide discusses techniques to

  • identify potential preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical errors in POCT
  • detect areas of underuse, overuse, or inappropriate provision of care
  • develop effective POCT quality assurance programs