Explain the importance of point-of-care testing.
DefinitionExplanation should include that point-of-care testing
- uses minute amounts of blood
- can be performed for immediate (i.e., stat) results without sending the patient to a laboratory setting
- uses coagulation instruments.
- Why is it important to have the ability to run coagulation studies at the patient's bedside?
- Why is it often important to get immediate results on a patient?
- What other factors besides rapid turnaround go into the decision-making process when choosing point of care testing?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.