Project Information

Getting Point of Care Testing equipment on patient floors

Project Description: We are looking to provide a manner of testing a point of care lab value (e.g. Creatinine) on the patient floors in order to prevent delays in treatment for patients with signs and symptoms of a time sensitive diagnosis (e.g. Stroke). Our project stems from a personal experience in which patient on the Orthopedic Surgery floor was "Stroke alerted" due to physical exam findings that were concerning. There was a significant delay in obtaining a CT of the patient's head with contrast due to push-back from the CT technologists regarding the lack of a creatinine on the patient's file. Ultimately, a member of the Orthopedic team personally went to the ED and obtained this POC machine in order to proceed with this scan.

QPI: William, Thomas, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Zero Harm None

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