Blood gas - Preanalytics
app for Android
This blood gas app for Android focuses on the preanalytical phase of blood gas testing and what operators can do to avoid errors
"Preanalytical errors are said to be the reason for up to 75% of all errors in laboratory medicine. The diagnostic consequences depend on the magnitude of the preanalytical error. In worst case, these errors may lead to mistreatment of patients; in all cases, these errors are an extra workload for the hospital staff involved" .
The content of the "Blood gas - Preanalytics" app is threefold, with tips on how to avoid errors, troubleshooting and skill test:
A key feature in this app, the handbook section contains videos showing how to properly collect a blood gas sample by arterial puncture, through an arterial line or by capillary sampling. It also describes several types of errors that can occur during and after sampling and gives tips on how to avoid such preanalytical errors.
Exceptionally high or low values of a given parameter may be due to one or several types of preanalytical errors. The troubleshooting section is a good tool when you are experiencing difficulties evaluating if measured results reflect patient status or if a preanalytical error may have occurred.
How good are you at avoiding preanalytical errors in blood gas testing? If you would like to test your knowledge about how to avoid preanalytical errors, you can take a skill test in the app.
The recommendations provided by the app are based on existing literature and international best practices.
The app supports the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German.
The app checks automatically for content updates and syncs new content in the background. You will be prompted whenever new content is being synced.
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- Wennecke, Gitte: Useful tips to avoid preanalytical errors in blood gas testing Oct 2003. www.acutecaretesting.org