Is the effort really worth the result? High-Sensitivity Troponin at the point of care or lab?

Now On Demand

1 hour 10 minutes


Event overview

The value of high-sensitivity troponin I in the assessment of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been well established in clinical practice guidelines. This webinar will cover the utilization of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (cTn) in the emergency department (ED) and its impact when delivered via a rapid point of care device or core laboratory. In a moderated debate format, the case for using a point of care test to deliver high sensitive cTn results will be presented, debating potential advantages in efficacious assessment of patients where MI is part of the differential diagnosis. The discussion will include the perspective around the potential for improvement of operational, financial and clinical outcomes.

Rick Body MB ChB, MRCSEd (A&E), FRCEM, Ph.D.

Rick Body

Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Manchester and
Manchester University
NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Cullen MBBS (Hon), FACEM, Ph.D.

Louise Cullen

MBBS (Hon), FACEM, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Queensland,
Royal Brisbane and
Women’s Hospital

W. Frank Peacock MD, FACEP, FACC, FESC

W. Frank Peacock

Professor, Vice Chair for
Research Henry JN Taub
Department of
Emergency Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine

  • Understand the operational impact of an hs-cTn result delivered via a rapid POC device compared to core laboratory in the Emergency Department
  • Learn how a POC program may improve financial and health outcomes
  • Become familiar with the operational requirements when implementing a POC program
  • Be able to define the environment where POC vs lab delivered hs-cTn is most appropriate

  • Emergency Department, laboratory and/or administrators interested in potential improvements in emergency care and rapid disposition of patients with suspected ACS
  • Those interested in the assessment and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Emergency Departments

Available through September 2023