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Point of Care (PoC) Technology

Point of Care (PoC) technology encompasses the devices and systems that support health-care professionals in their daily activities of monitoring patients, caring for them, and documenting their health progress. Here is a list of examples of point of care. This might assist you in thinking about the technologies that are used in these areas. You, by no means are limited to these technologies.

  • Monitors
  • Invasive Central Venous Pressure (CVP) lines
  • Arterial lines
  • Non-invasive tools BP, HR, RR, ECG
  • Portable Devices
  • Blood Glucose monitors
  • Thermometers
  • Wireless scanners
  • Medication administration records
  • Integrated Smart Pumps
  • Wireless
  • Large Volume Pumps linked to pharmacy databases
  • Syringe pumps with medication administration protocols
  • Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pumps
  • Communication Devices Phones, pagers, alarms
  • Wireless ECG monitoring
  • Bluetooth wireless enabled lateral flow tests for pregnancy and ovulation
  • Smartphone applications

o   Smartphone-based semen analysis

o   Smartphone applications for seizure management

o   Smartphone apps for orthopaedic surgeons

o   Smartphone applications for mental health

o   Smartphone applications for fitness

o   Smartphone applications for pain management

o   Smartphone applications for hypertension management

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Targeted nucleic acid testing
  • Ultrasound plug-ins for smartphones
  • Nanopore-based devices
  • Digital microfluidics
  • Other Setting-Specific Devices