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Title A practical guide to global point-of-care testing / Mark Shephard OAM (editor).

Publication Info. Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2016.


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; About the Editor; Contributors; Preface; 1. An introduction to point-of-care testing and its global scope and application; THEME 1: THE MANAGEMENT OF POINT-OF-CARE TESTING SERVICES; 2. Principles of establishing and managing a point-of-care testing service; 3. Selection and evaluation of point-of-care testing devices; 4. Training and competency assessment for device operators; 5. Quality management of point-of-care testing devices; 6. Use of connectivity for managing point-of-care testing results; 7. Regulation and accreditation of point-of-care testing services.
8. How to evaluate the effectiveness of point-of-care testingTHEME 2: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE CLINICAL USE OF POINT-OF-CARE TESTING; 9. Point-of-care testing for diabetes: glucose; 10. Point-of-care testing for diabetes: haemoglobin A1c; 11. Point-of-care testing for kidney disease; 12. Point-of-care testing for cardiovascular disease; 13. Point-of-care testing for the management of oral anticoagulants; 14. Point-of-care testing for markers of haematology disorders; 15. Point-of-care testing for electrolytes and acid-base imbalances; 16. Point-of-care testing of cardiac markers.
17. Point-of-care testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomoniasis18. Point-of-care testing for syphilis; 19. Point-of-care testing for HIV; 20. Point-of-care testing for hepatitis; 21. Rapid influenza diagnostic tests: clinical usage and significance; 22. Point-of-care testing for malaria; 23. Point-of-care testing for active tuberculosis; 24. Point-of-care testing for Ebola and other highly infectious threats: principles, practice, and strategies for stopping outbreaks; 25. Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein; 26. Point-of-care testing for drugs of abuse.
Theme 3: POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR SPECIFIC CLINICAL SETTINGS27. Point-of-care testing in general practice; 28. Point-of-care testing in rural, remote and Indigenous settings; 29. Point-of-care testing in the hospital setting; 30. Point-of-care testing for paramedic services; 31. Point-of-care testing for disaster management; 32. Point-of-care testing and extreme environments -- the Australian Antarctic Division; 33. Point-of-care testing in sports science; 34. Point-of-care testing in the pharmacy; 35. Point-of-care testing with ultrasound.
36. Stakeholder perspectives on point-of-care testingCONCLUSION; 37. A 2020 vision for point-of-care testing; Index.
Summary "Point-of-care testing (POCT) refers to pathology testing performed in a clinical setting at the time of patient consultation, generating a rapid test result that enables informed and timely clinical action to be taken on patient care. It offers patients greater convenience and access to health services and helps to improve clinical outcomes. POCT also provides innovative solutions for the detection and management of chronic, acute and infectious diseases, in settings including family practices, Indigenous medical services, community health facilities, rural and remote areas and in developing countries, where health-care services are often geographically isolated from the nearest pathology laboratory. A Practical Guide to Global Point-of-Care Testing shows health professionals how to set up and manage POCT services under a quality-assured, sustainable, clinically and culturally effective framework, as well as understand the wide global scope and clinical applications of POCT."--Publisher description.
Subject Point-of-care testing.
Medicine, Preventive.
Preventive health services.
Diagnostic services.
Medical technology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Diagnostic services. (OCoLC)fst00892386
Medical technology. (OCoLC)fst01014742
Medicine, Preventive. (OCoLC)fst01015324
Pathology. (OCoLC)fst01054964
Point-of-care testing. (OCoLC)fst01068112
Preventive health services. (OCoLC)fst01076117
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Shephard, Mark, editor.
ISBN 9781486305193 (electronic bk.)
1486305199 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000057217859

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