Mitigating Pre-Analytical Errors in Point-of-Care Blood Gas Testing with a Total Quality Assurance Program

Tuesday, September 28, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Theater 1
Sponsored by Werfen


This new workshop will focus on real-time detection and correction of the pre-analytical errors in point-of-care (POC) blood gas testing. The findings of a new peer-reviewed publication, comparing continuous monitoring to intermittent liquid quality control, will be discussed. In addition, the benefits of utilizing a customizable connectivity solution of POC systems – to proactively manage quality, efficiency, and consistency in POC testing (POCT) – will be covered.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the sources of pre-analytical errors in POCT
  • Identify benefits of an automated, continuous quality assurance system vs intermittent liquid quality control
  • Review how a customizable connectivity solution for management of POC systems can enhance efficiency and consistency in POCT


Christopher Riese
GEM Premier Systems Product Manager


James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Director Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Neldis Sanchez, MBA, MT (NYS)
Administrative Director for Ambulatory Laboratory Operations
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY