Comparative analysis between centrifuged hematocrit and "point-of-care" hemoglobin: impact on erythropoietin dosing.

The purpose of this CQI project was to examine the degree of anemia among our dialysis population and compare centrifuged hematocrits (HCTs) with point-of-care HemoCue hemoglobin (HGB) for accuracy and to assess any differences in patient outcomes. It was concluded that the point-of-care HemoCue HGB was more accurate than the centrifuged HCT when compared… CONTINUE READING