A survey of point of care testing in Irish hospitals: room for improvement.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198829
Title:
A survey of point of care testing in Irish hospitals: room for improvement.
Authors:
O'Kelly, R A; Brady, J J; Byrne, E; Hooley, K; Mulligan, C; Mulready, K; O'Gorman, P; O'Shea, P; Boran, G
Affiliation:
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. rokelly@coombe.ie
Citation:
A survey of point of care testing in Irish hospitals: room for improvement. 2011, 180 (1):237-40 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198829
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0535-x
PubMed ID:
20661779
Abstract:
"Guidelines for safe and effective management and use of point of care testing" have been recently launched in Ireland.; To survey point of care testing (POCT) services in the Republic of Ireland.; A questionnaire covering accreditation status, existence of POCT committees, quality management systems, and staff resources was distributed by the Irish External Quality Assessment Scheme (IEQAS).; Of those that returned completed questionnaires, 56% had assigned specific POCT responsibilities to designated staff. Most support was for blood gases and glucose analysis. Compared with other published studies, Irish laboratories gave similar support for blood gases, less for glucose and much less for urinalysis.; This survey demonstrated poor IT support for POCT. The majority of the respondents (78%) were dissatisfied with the quality of the POCT service in their institution.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: "Guidelines for safe and effective management and use of point of care testing" have been recently launched in Ireland. AIMS: To survey point of care testing (POCT) services in the Republic of Ireland. METHODS: A questionnaire covering accreditation status, existence of POCT committees, quality management systems, and staff resources was distributed by the Irish External Quality Assessment Scheme (IEQAS). RESULTS: Of those that returned completed questionnaires, 56% had assigned specific POCT responsibilities to designated staff. Most support was for blood gases and glucose analysis. Compared with other published studies, Irish laboratories gave similar support for blood gases, less for glucose and much less for urinalysis. CONCLUSIONS: This survey demonstrated poor IT support for POCT. The majority of the respondents (78%) were dissatisfied with the quality of the POCT service in their institution.
MeSH:
Clinical Governance; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Ireland; Point-of-Care Systems; Practice Guidelines as Topic
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, R Aen
dc.contributor.authorBrady, J Jen
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Een
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Ken
dc.contributor.authorMulligan, Cen
dc.contributor.authorMulready, Ken
dc.contributor.authorO'Gorman, Pen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Pen
dc.contributor.authorBoran, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-23T10:34:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-23T10:34:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationA survey of point of care testing in Irish hospitals: room for improvement. 2011, 180 (1):237-40 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20661779-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0535-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198829-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: "Guidelines for safe and effective management and use of point of care testing" have been recently launched in Ireland. AIMS: To survey point of care testing (POCT) services in the Republic of Ireland. METHODS: A questionnaire covering accreditation status, existence of POCT committees, quality management systems, and staff resources was distributed by the Irish External Quality Assessment Scheme (IEQAS). RESULTS: Of those that returned completed questionnaires, 56% had assigned specific POCT responsibilities to designated staff. Most support was for blood gases and glucose analysis. Compared with other published studies, Irish laboratories gave similar support for blood gases, less for glucose and much less for urinalysis. CONCLUSIONS: This survey demonstrated poor IT support for POCT. The majority of the respondents (78%) were dissatisfied with the quality of the POCT service in their institution.en
dc.description.abstract"Guidelines for safe and effective management and use of point of care testing" have been recently launched in Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractTo survey point of care testing (POCT) services in the Republic of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire covering accreditation status, existence of POCT committees, quality management systems, and staff resources was distributed by the Irish External Quality Assessment Scheme (IEQAS).-
dc.description.abstractOf those that returned completed questionnaires, 56% had assigned specific POCT responsibilities to designated staff. Most support was for blood gases and glucose analysis. Compared with other published studies, Irish laboratories gave similar support for blood gases, less for glucose and much less for urinalysis.-
dc.description.abstractThis survey demonstrated poor IT support for POCT. The majority of the respondents (78%) were dissatisfied with the quality of the POCT service in their institution.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshClinical Governance-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPoint-of-Care Systems-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.titleA survey of point of care testing in Irish hospitals: room for improvement.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCoombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. rokelly@coombe.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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