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 Point of Care Testing Toolkit


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Point of Care Testing Toolkit

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  • Introduction & Definitions
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • History
  • Current & Projected Technology
  • References
  • Tools
  • Toolkit Authors
  • Pathologist Roles
  • Pathologist as Laboratory Director
  • Pathologist as Clinical Consultant
  • Pathologist’s Regulatory Role
  • Pathologist as Technical Consultant
  • Give us your feedback on this sectionReferences

    Introduction and Definition of POCT

    1. McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. 2002. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
    2. United States National Library of Medicine. Medical Subject Headings. Point of care systems. 2009 MeSH.
    3. Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, Laboratory Accreditation Program. Point-of-Care Testing Checklist. June 15, 2009. College of American Pathologists.
    4. Kost GJ. Goals, guidelines and principles for point-of-care testing. In: Kost GJ, ed. Principles and practice of point-of-care testing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2002, Chapter 1, pp3-12.
    5. Delaney BC, Hyde CJ, McManus RJ, Wilson S, Fitzmaurice DA, Jowett S, Tobias R, Thorpe GH, Hobbs FDR. Systematic review of near patient test evaluations in primary care. BMJ 1999;319:824-827.
    6. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Evidence-Based Practice for Point-of-Care Testing. (Nichols JH, editor) 2007. Washington, DC. AACC Press. 187 pgs.
    7. Nichols JH, Christenson RH, Clarke W, Gronowski A, Hammett-Stabler CA, Jacobs E, et. al. Executive summary: The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry laboratory medicine practice guideline: Evidence-based practice for point-of-care testing. Clin Chem Acta 2007;379:14-28.
    8. Nichols JH, Kickler TS, Dyer KL, Humbertson SK, Cooper PC, Maughan WL, Oechsle DG. Clinical outcomes of point-of-care testing in the interventional radiology and invasive cardiology setting. Clin Chem 2000;46(4):543-50.

    POCT Coordinator Development and Role

    1. Reference: The Choice is Yours: 10 Principles of Personal Leadership, Leadquest, LLC, 2006. Accessed at: , 5/19.2010.