Point of care

Is prehospital lactate testing useful in improving clinical assessment?

A literature search was conducted on several occasions between October 2017 and May 2018, using the Medline, CINAHL, Sciencedirect, Scopus and Academic Search Premier databases, which were accessed...

Point-of-care blood tests in decision-making for people over 65 with acute frailty

National ‘see, treat and discharge’ rates for paramedics have increased since the Taking healthcare to the patient report was issued in 2005 (Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), 2005), with...

Can handheld POC capillary lactate measurement be used with arterial and venous laboratory testing methods in the identification of sepsis?

Systematic searches identified 1 461 study abstracts which were evaluated against the inclusion/exclusion criteria for relevance. A total of 65 studies were potentially relevant and full texts were...

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