Point of care testing was established to deliver testing near the patient’s bedside that would be indicative for identifying treatment of a patient in the healthcare environment. This type of testing is found to be performed by clinicians other than laboratory personnel with appropriate qualifications defined by the regulatory accrediting agencies but in turn must be supervised by the clinical laboratory to implement compliance. For this reason, research confirms this has created ongoing challenges for many point of care programs. The success of managing a quality point of care program can be accomplished through many facets including following regulatory compliance, certifying the training and competency of the individual executing testing, the advance technologies in instrumentation for testing, in addition to interfacing instruments with a hospital information system leaving little room for errors while ensuring the satisfaction of treatment to the patient. This project will explore in depth the importance of each facet when managing a quality point of care program.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. Thomas Hales

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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