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Point-of-care testing (POCT) for influenza promises to provide real-time information to influence clinical decision making and improve patient outcomes. Public Health England has published a toolkit to assist implementation of these tests in the UK National Health Service.
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Name: JMIR research protocols
Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for all adults; however, little is known about how primary care physicians can communicate effectively with patients about influenza vaccination.
An influenza epidemic can greatly increase the workload in primary care and the emergency department (ED) and can even disrupt the healthcare system. It is difficult to diagnose influenza by history t...
Point-of-care (POC) C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in the primary healthcare setting is a cost-effective approach for reducing antibiotic prescriptions, but has yet to be widely adopted.
In England, opt-out dry blood spot prison screening for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C (HCV) has been introduced to scale-up access to care. Recent advances in point-of-care HCV diagnostics provide ...
Since 2010, point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing platforms have been introduced in both urban and rural settings to expand access to testing by bringing diagnostic services closer to patients. We conducted...
The purpose of the study is to compare Emergency Department patients who undergo influenza and RSV PCR testing using an FDA-approved point-of-care device (Cepheid Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV) l...
This study is a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial of on-site rapid testing and treatment for influenza in homeless shelters within the Seattle area to determine whether this strategy ...
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the MSD® Influenza Test in detecting influenza A and influenza B in subjects presenting with influenza-like-illness (...
This study aims to assess the feasibility and utility of birth testing using point-of-care (POC) testing in maternity settings in Eswatini.
Randomised Controlled Trial to Assess Accuracy, Feasibility, Acceptability, Cost Effectiveness and Impact of Point of Care CD4 Testing on HIV Diagnosis, Linkage to Care and Time to Antiret...
Allows patient diagnoses in the physician’s office, in other ambulatory setting or at bedside. The results of care are timely, and allow rapid treatment to the patient. (from NIH Fact Sheet Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing, 2010.)
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Techniques or methods of patient care used by nurses as primary careproviders.
The primary responsibility of one nurse for the planning, evaluation, and care of a patient throughout the course of illness, convalescence, and recovery.
Swine Flu - H1N1 influenza - H7N9
Swine flu is the common name given to a relatively new strain of influenza (flu) that caused a flu pandemic in 2009-2010. It is also referred to as H1N1 influenza (because it is the H1N1 strain of virus). The H1N1 flu virus will be one of the main vi...
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