AACC Launches 9th Certificate Program: Improving Outcomes Through Point of Care Testing
On October 1, 2011, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) launched its ninth certificate program, Improving Outcomes through Point of Care Testing. The use of point of care testing is rapidly expanding, and with this new growth comes new challenges and new opportunities for advancement. This certificate program provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the many circumstances under which point of care is being done and the cutting edge technology that is shaping where point of care technology may go next.
The program is composed of eight courses which can be completed online in 1 to 2 hours each:
- Point of care testing for cretanine
- Point of care testing for cardiac markers
- Implementation and outcomes of Point of care testing in the emergency department
- Point of care diagnosis of infections
- Point of care diabetes management and glycemic control in outpatient and ICU settings
- Point of care testing for infectious diseases
- Improving the standard of care for disaster medicine
Each course contains a lecture, required reading, and a quiz, and may include resource materials.
The program was developed by:
- James Nichols, PhD, (Chair), Baystate Health, Springfield, MA;
- Sheldon Campbell, MD, of VA Connecticut and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;
- Rob Christenson, PhD, of University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD;
- Gerald Kost, MD, PhD, of University of California, Davis, Davis, CA;
- Kent Lewandrowski, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School,Boston, MA;
- Richard F. Louie, PhD, of University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; and
- Nam Tran, PhD, of University of California, Davis, Davis, CA.
To learn more or register, visit Improving Outcomes Through Point of Care Testing Certificate Program