What is POKE-R?

Every time a line, drain, tube or airway (LDA) is placed in a patient, every time blood is drawn from a patient, every time medication is administered to a patient, there is increased risk for hospital acquired infections, increased pain to the patient, and increased opportunity for blood loss. These are all considered POKE-R events and they can greatly reduce clinical outcomes and impact patient experience.


POKE-R events increase risk of hospital acquired infections and anemia. As a result, this has adverse effects on Length of Stay and increased readmissions. All POKE-R events may not be clinically required, cost of care increases and quality of care is impacted. Pediatric patients are especially vulnerable to blood loss (anemia) and radiation.

POKE-R Benefits
  • Identify clinical events that are POKE-R events. Supports ability to analyze and reduce number of POKE-R invasions performed.

  • View POKE-R events in front end reports and patient's charts. Improve Patient Outcomes, Satisfaction, and Clinical Costs.

Our configurable solution help organizations decide and customize events based on what is considered meaningful, invasive, and painful. Aligns with performance improvement initiatives, thus improving patient experience. POKE-R analytics, when embedded within EHR, provides flexibility to physicians, specialists and nurses - prior to and during rounds - on optimizing clinical care. POKE-R is a methodology of delivering clinical care that improves patient safety and experience. There is a strong clinical need to produce the necessary data to optimize clinical care and minimize patient intrusion. POKE-R encompasses a wide variety of health system and hospital activities including:

  • Line, Drains, and Airways

  • Medication Administration

  • Radiology

  • Specimen Collection

  • Invasive Procedures

  • Surgery