The importance of point of care testing in pediatrics
13 Dec 2022

Pediatric populations present unique challenges when collecting and processing laboratory samples. Many pediatric areas collect capillary samples, which are prone to clotting. In these areas, it is also important to minimize the amount of blood taken during laboratory sample collection. Point of care testing (POCT) can often be a great option to help minimize pre-analytic errors, decrease recollections, and aid in blood conservation.

Key learning objectives

  • Discover the benefits of POCT in pediatrics
  • Explore the challenges of collection and testing pediatric specimens
  • Understand the impact of POCT on the workflow of pediatric settings

Who should attend

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Point of Care coordinators
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Laboratory technicians/technologists
  • Healthcare professionals

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