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Point-of-Care Measurement of Creatinine: Do We Need It? How Do We Implement It?

Wednesday, July 18
Brown Bag Session
Point-of-Care Measurement of Creatinine: Do We Need It? How Do We Implement It?

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Joely Straseski, PhD, DABCC, MT(ASCP), FACB, ARUP Laboratories/University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Level: Intermediate
CE Hours: 1.00

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for clinicians, pathologists, laboratory directors, clinical chemists, technologists, point of care coordinators, laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, IVD industry scientists and nurses.

Creatinine measurement at the point-of-care (POC) is a standard of practice for many radiology practices. Specifically it is used to assess renal function prior to contrast imaging. Implementation of POC creatinine testing is challenging.

This session will describe the clinical utility and obstacles, including examples from a recent POC implementation, to implementing POC creatinine testing.

Expected Outcomes:
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the utility of POC creatinine measurement;
  • identify risk factors associated with contrast-induced kidney injury;
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of currently available POC creatinine devices; and
  • outline the steps necessary to successfully implement a POC creatinine measurement program.

Brown Bag Sessions are small discussion groups that provide an opportunity for intimate and active exchange among participants and noted experts in the field.

Non-Member Price: $25.00


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