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Crit Care Nurs Q. 2001 May;24(1):7-14.

Implementing an effective point-of-care testing program.

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  • 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA.


The implementation and management of a point-of-care testing program requires the effective cooperation of nurses, pathologists, other physicians, technologists, and vendors. These individuals working collectively must establish the clinical and financial bases for establishing a program, for managing its daily operation, and for assuring its ongoing quality and value to patient care.

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