Point-of-Care Monitoring of Anticoagulation Therapy; Approved Guideline
|Publication Date:||1 July 2004|
This document deals only with the use of POC-CT in monitoring of anticoagulant therapy with unfractionated heparin (hereafter called "heparin") and warfarin. It does not address issues related to the use of POC-CT in the evaluation of patients with suspected hemostatic disorders or use of other anticoagulants. There are many potential sites for POC-CT, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and patients' homes. Those performing POC-CT may include healthcare professionals and patient caregivers, as well as patients.