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

Credit Hours: 3.25  |   Fee: $85.00

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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 series 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 Maryland community pharmacy. Other topics include federal and Maryland regulations, permit applications, 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 program is an essential resource for any Maryland pharmacy seeking to establish a new POCT service.


Learning Objectives:

Point-of-Care Testing Patient Care Service: A Guide to Successful Implementation. This module Is applicable nationwide.
  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.

Pharmacist Point-of-Care Testing in Maryland
  1. Compare the "letter of exception" and "health awareness event" permits in order to identify the differences;
  2. Correctly describe the Maryland application process to obtain a "letter of exception" permit; and
  3. Correctly sequence the steps in the Maryland application process in order to obtain a general permit for health awareness events.


CE: 3.25 Contact Hours
UAN: 0025-0000-14-052-H04-P, 0025-0000-14-053-H03-P
Expiration Date: 3/24/2017
Series Number: KE-SN#POCTS01
Instructor: Deanna Tran, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: $85.00

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

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