Critical Care Nurses' Views and Experiences of Preanalytical Factors Influencing Point-of-Care Testing A Qualitative Study
Bench, S. (2020). Critical Care Nurses' Views and Experiences of Preanalytical Factors Influencing Point-of-Care Testing A Qualitative Study. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing and Technology.
The main users of point of care testing devices placed outside the central laboratory are clinicians, predominantly nurses. Understanding the factors influencing sample
This study explored adult critical care nurses’ views about point of care testing, the challenges they experience and their suggestions on how the pre-analytic phase might
Critical care nurses view POCT as a necessary task, which aids timely patient management. However, the process can detract nurses from performing other care duties. Being able to draw less blood was identified as an important way to increase patient comfort and to reduce risks. Collaborative working is key to ensure that improvements made to the pre-analytical process reflect users’ needs. Ensuring best use of nurses’ time by streamlining preanalytical processes and ensuring equipment is readily available for use is important to ensure other clinical priorities can be achieved.
|Keywords||point of care; nursing; qualitative; focus groups|
|Journal||Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing and Technology|
|Publisher||Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||12 Aug 2020|
|Deposited||26 Oct 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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