Module 1: POC testing in the emergency department

Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes (though please note duration will vary between learners)

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This module outlines some of the challenges encountered in the busy ED, details the benefits offered by POC testing in this setting and explores diagnostic situations in which testing may be used. Test questions are provided at the end of each section to assess your understanding of the topics covered. At the end of the module, you should have an improved understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in the ED and how POC testing can help to overcome these challenges.

This module outlines some of the challenges encountered in the busy ED, details the benefits offered by POC testing in this setting and explores diagnostic situations in which testing may be used. Test questions are provided at the end of each section to assess your understanding of the topics covered. At the end of the module, you should have an improved understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in the ED and how POC testing can help to overcome these challenges.

Target Audience:

Physicians, nurses and coordinators working in the emergency department

Goals Objectives:
  • Outline some of the challenges encountered in the busy ED
  • Explain benefits offered by the use of POCT in this setting
  • Clarify the diagnostic situations in which POCT may be used
  • Self-assess your understanding of the topics covered

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