Precision and accuracy: comparison of point-of-care and laboratory glucose concentrations in cardiothoracic surgery patients.

@article{Denfeld2011PrecisionAA,
  title={Precision and accuracy: comparison of point-of-care and laboratory glucose concentrations in cardiothoracic surgery patients.},
  author={Quin E Denfeld and Teresa Tarnowski Goodell and Kelly N Stafford and Steve Kazmierczak},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={512-8}
}
BACKGROUND There have been variable results on the practice of tight glycemic control, and studies have demonstrated that point-of-care (POC) glucometers have variable accuracy. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the difference between blood glucose concentrations obtained from POC glucometers as compared with laboratory results in cardiothoracic surgery (CTS) patients. METHODS This was a descriptive study on a convenience sample of 46 CTS patients. A single sample of… CONTINUE READING
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