|Dan has more than 25 years experience as a certified medical technologist. He was a laboratory manager for 10 years before becoming the laboratory safety officer for Sentara Healthcare, a system of twelve hospitals and more than 20 laboratories and draw sites in Virginia and North Carolina. As “Dan the Lab Safety Man” he provides consulting, education and training throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has written many peer-reviewed articles and laboratory safety reference books. As the "super hero of lab safety," Dan's goal is to improve safety in labs around the world!
Understanding that Point of Care connectivity is crucial for the current needs of bedside testing, expanding the Point of Care Coordinator basic knowledge of IT concepts, definitions and Facilities’ requirements is fundamental to a successful program. In this presentation, Leandra discussed what are the elements needed for an instrument connection and gave you tips on how to obtain them. She also shared how to communicate with IT and how to understand their needs. When evaluating and purchasing new POCT instruments, you will want to keep these requirements in mind.