Abbott – Point of Care Testing in Emergency Departments

Point of Care Testing in Emergency Departments

Learning Objectives

Join us for a 1-hour POCT Best Practice recorded Webinar with experts’ presentation and to discuss the values of Point-of-Care Testing and how it provides Healthcare Professionals with diagnostic information when and where it’s needed.

Impact of POCTs on ED Patient Outcomes – Case based discussions by Dr. Dhavapalani Alagappan, MS, FRCS, FRCS(A&E), FRCEM

  • A patient with severe sepsis and multi organ dysfunction
  • Lactate Clearance in a patient with Acute Gastroenteritis (Cholera) presenting in Hypovolaemic shock
  • A hypertensive patient presenting with cardiac syncope – Was it really a cardiac syncope?

Impact of POCTs on ED Patient Throughput/Disposition by Dr. Chris Davlantes, MD, FACEP

Overall benefits of POC testing in the ED to improve throughput:

  • Time to test results
  • Time to therapy
  • Time to contrast-enhanced CT imaging
  • Time to ED disposition/effect on length of stay (LOS)

Patient scenarios:

  • CHF
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Ectopic pregnancy


Dr. Dhavapalani Alagappan, MS, FRCS, FRCS(A&E), FRCEM

Consultant and Head of Emergency Departments Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Division

Dr. Dhavapalani Alagappan is the Consultant and Head of Emergency Departments at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Division and trains Doctors across the various EDs of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai in EM for both MRCEM and DNB. Dr. Alagappan is also the Examiner for MRCEM examinations held in India.

  • Worked as a consultant in Emergency medicine and Paediatric EM in the UK
  • Certificate of Completion of training In Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, UK
  • On the Specialist Register of GMC (EM and Paeds EM)
  • Instructor – ATLS, PALS, ACLS


Emergency Medicine Physician,
Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott Point of Care

Dr. Davlantes is Board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he has practiced Emergency Medicine for over 25 years and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He completed his medical school training in 1993 at Indiana University School of Medicine and his residency training in 1996 at University of Illinois’ Colleage of Medicine in Peoria. Dr. Davlantes has held the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital for the past 9 years, and he is still practicing Emergency Medicine part-time at Northwell Health system’s Lenox Health Greenwich Village, a free-standing ED located in Manhattan, New York City, where he and his wife relocated during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Davlantes has been working as a global Medical Affairs leader in the medical device industry since 2012, where his focus and passion has been to bridge innovative technologies with clinical unmet needs in order to improve patient outcomes around the globe. Royal CBD Royal CBD Creams