Course Detail

Point-of-Care Testing Patient Care Service: A Guide to Successful Implementation

Credit Hours: 2.5  |   Fee: $60.00

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Pharmacies provide a convenient setting to conduct health screenings and assist patients in managing their chronic disease states. This is especially true in a community pharmacy where pharmacists are accessible to patients for many health care needs. This module provides training on how to bring a Point-of-Care Testing Service to life. This training includes a description of point-of-care testing (POCT) services, and provides a step-by-step guide in meeting the key requirements to set up, deliver, and evaluate point-of-care services in a community pharmacy. Federal regulations, policies and procedures, marketing, and compensation are presented for the practitioner-manager. Pharmacists who complete this training will have access to web-based resources as well as videos on how to administer common tests.

This course is an essential resource for any pharmacy seeking to establish a new POCT service. In addition to this course, Maryland Pharmacists are encouraged to enroll in POCT002 for state-specific guidelines. Participants are strongly encouraged to successfully complete the following course to accompany Point-of-Care Testing Patient Care Services: A Guide for Successful Implementation (KE-CN#POCT001):

  • Pharmacist Point-of-Care Testing in Maryland (KE-CN#POCT002)

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize three benefits to integrating point-of-care testing into a community pharmacy setting;
  2. Explain the process of maintaining compliance with OSHA, CLIA regulations, and good laboratory practices;
  3. Design a policy and procedures manual for POCT services at your pharmacy based upon the 7 steps discussed in this course.
  4. List the 7 components to starting a POCT service in a community pharmacy.

CE:2.5 Contact Hours
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-14-052-H04-P
Expiration Date: 3/24/2017
Course Number:KE-CN#POCT001
Course Instructor: Deanna Tran, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: $60.00

This course is sponsored by the Center of Innovative Pharmacy Solutions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

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