Choosing the right sample for glucose POCT: BRAVE criteria

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes Glucose point-of-care testing (POCT) is an invaluable tool used in virtually every hospital for patient glycemic management. Fingerstick capillary testing is overwhelmingly preferred as the specimen type. However, the recent regulatory changes in the U.S. have prevented the use of some glucose meters with critically ill patients regardless of specimen […]

Glucose meter use in critically ill patients: Why improved meter accuracy may lead to better ICU outcomes

Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes Point-of-care (POC) glucose meters are used every day in hospitals around the world—but are they safe for all patients? Most hospital glucose meters are not characterized or FDA cleared for use with critically ill patients. There continues to be concern about errors and interferences in whole blood glucose in critically ill patients.  […]

Clinical Impact of Blood Glucose Monitoring Accuracy in Critical Care

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes A clinician’s treatment of critically ill patients can be undermined by inaccurate point-of-care (POC) glucose meter results. Inaccurate results are most often caused by interferences related to patient physiology and exogenous substances like medications, therapeutics, and non-glucose sugars. Inaccurate glucose results put patients at risk for improper insulin dosing and […]

Bedside glucose testing in critically ill patients: The importance of improved accuracy

Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes Point-of-care (POC) glucose meters are used in acute care hospitals in North America to facilitate rapid and safe glycemic control. Healthcare providers rely heavily on glucose meters for patient monitoring and administering proper medication levels, including insulin, and these meters play a significant role in detecting and preventing hypoglycemia. However, […]

Consequences of FDA Changes to Critically Ill Bedside Glucose Testing Regulations

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes Part 1-Venous, arterial and now capillary samples are all FDA cleared for critical care patient testing- Are all specimen types analytically and clinically equivalent The choice of specimen type is an important consideration particularity for the critically ill.  This presentation will discuss the analytical and clinical differences in sample types […]

Overcoming confounding issues in point-of-care glucose measurement

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes In her 2007 article, Glucose Measurement: Confounding Issues in Setting Targets for Inpatient Management, Dr. Kathleen Dungan identified the challenges hospitals faced using point-of-care (POC) glucose meters for tight glycemic management of hospitalized patients. Dr. Dungan will revisit key topics including the lack of standard glucose level targets for critically […]

Il percorso storico per una misurazione sicura del Glucosio nel POCT

RAZIONALEQuesto webinar si propone l’obiettivo di contestualizzare il problema dell’affidabilita nell’utilizzo ospedaliero dei glucometri POCT da un punto di vista storico. Le evidenze documentate del rischio per i pazienti, il quadro regolatorio, il dialogo della Food &Drug Administration con gli ospedali e i produttori per trovare una soluzione, vengono presentati con referenze temporali che permettono […]