Department of Anesthesiology
Point-of-Care Systems; Intensive Care Units
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.
2012 New England Anesthesia Resident Conference
Petrinec N, Huning B, Watson NC. (2012). Point of Care Testing Error in the ICU. Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/anesthesiology_pubs/118