Reporting problems with POCT equipment

During Routine hours, problems are dealt with by the POCT team. Out of hours the Biomedical Scientist working in the lab should be contacted.

Please note that some blood gas analyser problems can be monitored and resolved remotely by the lab worker using special computer sofware.  When this can not be achieved, every endeavour will be made to attend the ward requiring assistance.  However, please note that processing the urgent work coming into the laboratory is the main priority of  lab staff working out of hours (who are lone workers).
If it is not possible to resolve a problem out of hours, the problem will be logged and passed onto the POCT team to follow up the next working day.

Page updated: 01/04/11 | Updated by: Micheal O'Sullivan