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4521-20 Introduction to Point-of-Care Testing
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Updated May 2020

Description: This course will provide learners with the tools to systematically analyze and develop criteria to improve existing point-of-care (POCT) programs or support the introduction of point-of-care testing.

The course is geared towards individuals involved in overseeing a point-of-care testing (POCT) program, including medical laboratory technologists and registered nurses, and for other professionals interested in expanding their knowledge about the subject.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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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 IQMH.
  • 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: Suraj Brahmbhatt BHSc, MLT, CPP

Authors: Suraj Brahmbhatt BHSc, MLT, CPP and Mark Hudgins, MLT

Version Date: May 2020

 

PEP hours: 10

CPS credits: 0.6

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of course requirements.

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