Automating Urinalysis at the Point of CareImprove Accuracy, Save Time, and Reduce Costs

40 minutes

Automating Urinalysis at the Point of Care

POCT Manager Olubunmi Martindale-Sheldon will present the findings from her comparative study of urine chemistry analysis methods used at Imperial College Healthcare, one of the largest National Healthcare Trusts in the UK. She will discuss the study, which encompassed three hospitals and nine clinical areas with medium to high urinalysis volumes, review her results analysis, and quantify the benefits of using automation versus visual methods.

  • Discover how implementing automated urinalysis systems can improve testing accuracy, streamline workflow efficiencies, and reduce overall cost.
  • Review testing methods that eliminate transcription errors and the subjectivity of visual-read tests.
  • Understand how fully connected POCT systems can help you better manage operators, document training efforts, and maintain accreditation standards.

P.A.C.E. and ACCENT credits are available to registrants who participate.

  • Nurses, physicians, and physicians’ assistants who cover point-of-care testing in their practices
  • Point-of-care coordinators and managers
  • Laboratory directors and personnel

Olubunmi Martindale-Sheldon

Olubunmi Martindale-Sheldon B.Sc., M.Sc., CSci, FIBMS is a biomedical scientist with nearly 15 years’ experience in the NHS. She is currently a senior leader working for North West London Pathology, one of the largest NHS pathology providers in London. For the past ten years she has worked in POCT and is currently managing POCT across three NHS Trusts (comprised of nine hospitals and fifteen satellite sites); acting as co-chair and/or deputy chair at each Trust’s POCT management committees. She successfully managed the POCT accreditation assessments for St Mary’s Hospital (virology and haematology) and also won an award of £30k for a quality improvement pilot project from Imperial College Patient Safety Challenge. In addition to her professional role at North West London Pathology, she is a guest lecturer at Kingston University and has appeared as a guest speaker for Siemens Healthineers.