Point of Care Testing and New Standards of Care | Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

It’s often difficult to discern when a new technology gives rise to a new standard of care. How many physicians and nurse practitioners have to use a particular device before not using it incurs liability? For example, people on long term anticoagulant therapy to prevent catastrophic events like strokes and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) usually go for a weekly blood draw to test the coagulation time to prevent internal hemorrhage from minor trauma. That has been the standard of car

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