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Introduction To Point-of-Care Testing

 Introduction To Point-of-Care Testing (4521-07) Explore Point-of-Care Testing and its common usage in the public domain. An important fundamental goal of point of care testing is to improve medical and economic outcomes. Another goal is rapid response. The objective of this course is to introduce a consistent set of principles for the professional practice of POCT.

Code 4521-07
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 10
CPS credits: 0.7
Level: Basic
Course Type: Intensive

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: Online via E-Learning Society

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Critically review existing policies, procedures and practices related to POCT within their organization. Identify and recommend areas for improvements
  • Have an improved understanding of the regulatory requirements related to POCT such as CAP, ISO and/or OLA
  • Compare different instrumentation through a needs assessment analysis. To assist in developing criteria to assist in clinical and business case analysis for existing and future POCT initiatives
  • Develop indicators to help monitor POCT activities, including accuracy/reproducibility of test results, utilization and improved patient outcomes
  • Describe the key benefits of an electronic vs. paper system

Instructor: Randi Hayes, MLT
Version Date: June 2007