Patient Safety Tool: Point-of-Care Devices Toolkit

The ASC Quality Collaboration offers a free toolkit on best practices for point-of-care devices such as blood glucose meters and lancing devices.

Point-of-care devices are portable, handheld instruments used to test patients at the bedside. Healthcare providers need to follow infection prevention best practices when handling point-of-care devices to lower the risk of transmitting bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, according to the ASC Quality Collaboration.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

•    Assessment tool for meeting CMS requirements
•    Implementation aids, such as a policy and procedure template
•    Training PowerPoint presentation
•    Monitoring tool
•    Workplace reminder poster
•    Guidelines from leading authorities, such as the CDC

Download the point-of-care devices toolkit for use in your own facility.

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