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A Human Factors and Analytical Assessment of HbA1c Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic Webinar
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Point-of-care testing (POCT) is taking testing out of the traditional laboratory into the clinical/bedside setting. During this presentation, we will outline how this transition is being managed, through our unique research in the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital. We will outline our novel approach to performance analysis of two HbA1c POCT analyzers and initiation of a quality improvement plan. By combining analytics and a human factors perspective, we were able to suggest a procurement option based on a whole health team approach. By the end of this session, participants should be able to understand how to combine the human factors and analytical approach to implement this into your POCT department.

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of point-of-care testing (POCT)
  • Discuss the analytical assessment and statistical analysis performed in the study and the significance of the results obtained
  • Gain a greater understanding of the importance of human factors engineering in health care with an emphasis on medical devices and quality improvement
  • Discuss how human factors was compared in the HbA1c study and used for systems improvement in a pediatric diabetes clinic
  • Discuss how both the analytical and human factors assessments amalgamated for a procurement suggestion

 

Speakers: Johanna Thayer, BSc and Kes Carson, BSc

Johanna Thayer and Kes Carson are recent graduates of the medical laboratory science program at the University of Alberta.  They performed a study in conjunction with Edmonton’s Stollery Pediatric Diabetes Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital. Kes’ previous experience working as a MOHS technician led her to focus her Phase 3 research on a quality improvement project centered on a Human Factors assessment of HbA1c POCT devices in the clinic. Johanna’s Phase 3 project focused on an analytical assessment of the HbA1c POCT devices.

Recorded: May 26, 2019

 

PEP hours: 0.75

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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