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Unique Point of Care connectivity developed for patient-dedicated blood gas analysis

2016 14 Jun

Proxima™ Interface To Conworx Data Management Solutions Enables Seamless Data Transfer From Ex-Vivo AnalyserSphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment has announced that its Proxima™ patient-dedicated blood gas analysis system can now be connected into the Conworx family of laboratory information system... Read more

IMAGING Management

Fujifilm Sonosite Announces Launch Of The New Sonosite Sii, The Simply Smart Ultrasound System

2016 12 Apr

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access has announced CE mark and 510(k) clearance for its new mountable ultrasound system, the SonoSite SII. Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access and trauma applications, the SII... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

2016 27 Sep

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown significant benefits in patient management. A proper governance ‏policy will ensure credible, effective and safe practice.   Emergency Department (ED) practices have ‏evolved, modified and developed pathways ‏over the years to recognise and initiate ‏appropriate early treatment... Read more

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Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

2016 27 Sep

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need ‏to stay overnight. Ambulatory emergency ‏care (AEC) may optimise identification ‏and management of such patients by delivering ‏streamlined, efficient patient care within ‏one working day. This may improve clinical ‏outcomes, patient experience and lower costs.   At James Paget... Read more

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How useful is multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound?

2016 06 Sep

A review article in the Journal of Intensive Care outlines the role and usefulness of symptom-based and sign-oriented multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (MOPOCUS) for patients with undifferentiated respiratory difficulty, chest pain or shock. The authors, Young-Rock Ha, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, South Korea  and Hong-Chuen Toh, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Philips Launches New Handheld Blood Test for Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Heart Attack

2016 09 May

 Launch in selected countries in Europe follows CE marking for Philips Minicare I-20 system for cardiac troponin testingHandheld Minicare I-20 system for use in emergency departments provides results in 10 minutes from a droplet of blood instead of the current one-hour wait and supports ruling out a possible heart attack in three hoursRoyal Philips... Read more

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Abbott to Acquire Alere,Becoming Leader in Point of Care Testing & Advancing Global Diagnostics

2016 18 Feb

ABBOTT GAINS LEADERSHIP IN THE $5.5 BILLION POINT OF CARE SEGMENT, BROADENS DIAGNOSTICS FOOTPRINT AND ENHANCES ACCESS TO FAST-GROWING DIAGNOSTICS CHANNELS- Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to Abbott's ongoing earnings per share upon close- Acquisition will provide access to new product applications, channels and geographies- Alere's... Read more

IT Management

‘LabDisk’ Technology Enables POC Infectious Disease Diagnosis

2015 03 Apr

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives. A major problem with current testing for infectious diseases in Africa is that... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Potential and Limitations

2015 16 Feb

Ultrasound was not widely used outside  the radiology suite or echocardiography laboratory 20 years ago. More recently, ultrasound has become common in emergency departments (EDs), perioperative care units, acute care floors in the hospital and in clinics. It is routinely used by physicians and advanced practice providers with variable training for... Read more

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