The grand point-of-care challenge

Richard F. Louie, Benjamin J. Hindson, Nam Tran, Nicole L. Gentile, Gerald J Kost

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Abstract

The 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina showed that point-of-care testing (POCT) was both needed and feasible in acute disaster response and follow-up recovery. However, POCT devices made for routine clinical use and the consumer market are not adequate for disaster conditions. We explain the rationale for developing field-robust point-of-care devices and durable single unit-use tests in the context of 3 "wishes." Then, we challenge inventors, innovators, and industry to produce POCT devices and reagents that will meet the needs of rural emergencies and disaster care to improve preparedness in the United States and other countries worldwide. We call this "The Grand Point-of-Care Challenge."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalPoint of Care
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Point-of-Care Systems
Disasters
Equipment and Supplies
Inventors
Tsunamis
Cyclonic Storms
Southeastern Asia
Emergency Medical Services
Industry
Point-of-Care Testing

Keywords

  • Clinical needs
  • Durable
  • Field robust
  • Hurricane katrina
  • Multianalyte testing
  • Novel nucleic acid testing technologies
  • Thermal stress
  • Tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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The grand point-of-care challenge. / Louie, Richard F.; Hindson, Benjamin J.; Tran, Nam; Gentile, Nicole L.; Kost, Gerald J.

In: Point of Care, Vol. 7, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 105-107.

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Louie, RF, Hindson, BJ, Tran, N, Gentile, NL & Kost, GJ 2008, 'The grand point-of-care challenge', Point of Care, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 105-107. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e318182f9c4
Louie, Richard F. ; Hindson, Benjamin J. ; Tran, Nam ; Gentile, Nicole L. ; Kost, Gerald J. / The grand point-of-care challenge. In: Point of Care. 2008 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 105-107.
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