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The Leadership of the Laboratory, Keys for the Implementation of the POCT in the Emergency Service at the University Hospital La Paz (Madrid)

Within the field of in vitro diagnostics, the area of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) has been one of those that have evolved most significantly, being more and more frequent its presence in certain clinical services as a tool for the management of the critical patient .

In its implementation, management and daily monitoring, the laboratory plays a fundamental role, giving support and continued support to the requesting services. According to the 18 years of experience of the Unit of POCT of the University Hospital La Paz in the management and control of these analytical determinations, Dr. Oliver as Coordinator of POCT, will address what has been the strategy to be followed, as well as the difficulties observed during its implementation.

All this will be complemented with the knowledge and experience of the Emergency Service, with Dr. Carballo as Head of Service, who will present his vision on the use of POCT in critically ill patients. An example of how a laboratory test performed in the well-managed place of assistance can become a valuable tool for the proper management of the patient during the care process.


Dr. Paloma Oliver

Bachelor of Pharmacy Doctor's degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Specialist in Clinical Analysis. Facultative of the Emergency Laboratory. Coordinator of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT). Clinical Analysis Service. University Hospital La Paz. Madrid.

President of the Laboratory Test Committee in the place of assistance (POCT) and Member of the Commission of magnitudes related to the medical emergency of the Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology (SEQC).

Dr. César Carballo

Coordinator of the Emergency Service, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid.

Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Alcalá de Henares in 1998.

Specialist in Family and Community Medicine.

Master's degree in occupational risk prevention: Specialty in Industrial Hygiene.

Master in Emergency Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid).

Master in clinical management and management and high hospital management by the UNED.

Coordinator of the emergency service of the University Hospital La Paz-Carlos III-Cantoblanco.

Vice President of SEMES MADRID.

Life support instructor advanced by the SEMES-AHA program.

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