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Peer Review of POC Procedures

PointofCare.net is sponsoring a peer review area for Point of Care Procedures.  Procedures will posted anonymously.  If you want to participate, send in your procedure.  Look at the procedures that have been posted and give your feedback.   Maybe you have suggestions for improvements which might help others.

Procedure writing:

Great article on writing Procedure Manuals from Ronald H. Laessig, Ph.D. and Sharon S. Ehrmeyer, Ph.D. 

Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to:

1) describe the components that are required for an acceptable procedure manual.
2) describe the rules governing the approval process of the procedure manual.
3) describe the role that the manufacturer's insert information has in the procedure manual.

Procedures for Peer Review

Nitrazine Paper (posted 30 March 2000)

Product:  Apothecon Nitrazine Paper
State:  
Accrediting Agency:  
NCCLS format:  Yes

Bedside Glucose procedure (posted 29 September 1999)

Product:  Roche Diagnostics AccuData GTS
State:  Pennsylvania
Accrediting Agency:  CAP
NCCLS format:  Yes

Specific Gravity Procedure, Refractometer 
  (posted 29 September 1999)

Product:  Total Solids Refractometer
State: Pennsylvania
Accrediting Agency: CAP
NCCLS format:  Yes

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Information about writing good procedures in NCCLS format can be found on NCCLS web-site:

GP2-A3
Clinical Laboratory Technical Procedure Manuals Third Edition; Approved Guideline (1996)
Guidelines that address the design, preparation, maintenance, and use of technical procedure manuals whether they be in paper or electronic formats, for use by the patient-testing community. (See related publication GP21-A.)    ISBN 1-56238-315-9
Members $30     Nonmembers $105
Chairholder: Gerald A. Hoeltge, M.D.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
* See computer template listed in Electronic Products section. Based on the GP2-A2 guideline, the computer template is designed to assist you in creating patient-testing technical procedure manuals.

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