UMMS Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology

Date

3-24-2012

Document Type

Poster

Medical Subject Headings

Point-of-Care Systems; Intensive Care Units

Disciplines

Anesthesiology

Abstract

Point-of-care testing (POCT) first arose in the 1970s, as self-calibrating blood gas measurement machines moved from the central lab to the ICU. Quality control factors, then as now, dictated operation by trained personnel. Sources of error reported in the literature are varied. We discuss POCT error in the context of two clinical cases.

Comments

Poster presentation at the New England Anesthesia Resident Conference, held on March 24, 2012 in Burlington, VT.

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