Type of service and tests

In recent years there has been an increase in the options available to perform point of care testing. This survey aims:

1) to capture the current status of use of point of care testing in the ESCMID community and 
2) to highlight areas of best practice and areas where further work is required.

Definition:
Point of care test is a medical diagnostic test that is performed at or near the site of patient and can be undertaken by healthcare professionals who are not laboratory trained. The results of the test are available in real-time and usually in less than 90 minutes.

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* 1. In your current organisation, is point of care testing available for influenza / other respiratory viruses? The POCT may be in use in laboratories or other healthcare facilities

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* 2. How many point of care tests are performed in a year in your institution?

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* 3. Where is respiratory virus POCT performed in your organisation? Multiple answers possible

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* 4. If PCOT are not performed in the laboratory but at other locations, are the samples re-tested later in the laboratory?

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* 5. Who is authorised to perform POCT in your institution? Multiple answers possible.

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* 6. What specimen type is tested by POCT in your institution? Multiple answers possible.

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* 7. What pathogens are detected in POCT in your organisation?

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* 8. State the manufacturer(s) that provide your  POCT system. Multiple answers possible.

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* 9. What quality aspects are undertaken for POCT in your institution? Multiple answers possible

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* 10. Is there a clear clinical protocol for use of POCT?

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* 11. Who get tested by POCT in your institution?

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* 12. What clinical decisions are based on POCT results in your institution?

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* 13. How are results from POCT communicated?

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* 14. What value does POCT have in your institution?

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* 15. What gaps are there in use of POCT in your view?

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* 16. Contact details - these are optional (but needed if you wish to have results of this survey)

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