Waltham, MA–Nova Biomedical to host “COVID-19 Bedside Glucose Management: Risk of Ascorbic Acid and Hematocrit Interference,” a webinar led by Charbel Abou-Diwan, PhD, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, to help inform and support healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.
Interest in the antioxidant properties of ascorbic acid use in critically ill patients is growing especially during the in the COVID-19 pandemic. As clinicians search for effective treatments for COVID-19, sepsis, and other critical illness, high dose ascorbic acid is widely considered. These patients are admitted to the ICU where routine POC glucose monitoring becomes part of their care path. Unfortunately, two widely used hospital glucose meters have a substantial interference from ascorbic acid that radically elevates glucose meter results, leading to potential adverse events. This webinar examines the risk of inaccurate glucose meter results due to ascorbic acid interference and how hospitals can protect their patients and protect themselves against this threat.
The webinar will be delivered on three dates: Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 PM EST, Thursday, May 28th at 1:00 PM EST, and Thursday, June 18th at 4:00 PM EST. Attendees can earn educational credits for attending and can register online at: