POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR CARDIAC BIOMARKERS IN THE ED: A BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTATION

POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR CARDIAC BIOMARKERS IN THE ED: A BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The development of a POC testing program will require collaboration between emergency physicians and cardiologists, laboratorians, and hospital administrators. As the individual POC tests often cost more than the batch run central laboratory assays, determining the cost effectiveness of POC testing requires an understanding of how faster results can decrease time to disposition from the emergency department and speed the delivery of guideline-based therapies to patients with ACS.

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CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

The Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group (EMCREG)-International is pleased to present this monograph representing the proceedings of our satellite symposium at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Washington, DC, in late September of 2005. In this monograph, you will find a variety of important topics covered including the CRUSADE Quality Improvement Initiative, clopidogrel’s use in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, low molecular weight heparins in acute coronary syndromes, dyslipidemia, diagnosis and treatment on acute decompensated heart failure, evaluation of pulmonary embolism, cardiac biomarkers in point-of-care testing, the Stroke Center certification concept, evaluation of transient ischemic attacks, and the role of serum biomarkers in the diagnosis of stroke.

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