POC Coordinators Forum

15th ANNUAL POC COORDINATORS FORUM

August 3, 2017
San Diego, CA
Nursing and POC Teams: Working for the Same Goal
  • Sponsored by the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division, the 2017 Point of Care (POC) Coordinators Forum will highlight the interpersonal relationship between Nursing personnel and POCT. Our speaker, Judy Prewitt, DUH Magnet Program Director, DUHS ACNO Practice, Magnet, & Research, DUHS Chair, MedSurg PERT, will focus on Point of Care Testing from a Nurse’s perspective.  She will emphasize the importance of the relationship between POCT Coordinators and Nursing Staff to provide a better understanding of each role and how to work together to provide the best patient care.  
Following the presentation, a panel consisting of representatives from POCT, Nursing, Regulatory/QA, and Respiratory Therapy will discuss communication issues and answer questions from the audience.
  • Judy Prewitt, DNP, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC
  • Duke University Health System, Durham, NCAACC member/non-member: $20

14th ANNUAL POC COORDINATORS FORUM

August 4, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Talking the Talk… Overcoming the Barriers of Productive Communication

13th ANNUAL POC COORDINATORS FORUM

July 30, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Lessons Learned from the POCT Front:  Exploring Risk Management Strategies for Quality Assurance Throughout the Total POC Testing Process

12th ANNUAL POC COORDINATORS FORUM

July 31, 2014
Chicago, IL
CAP and TJC Considerations for Risk-Based QC Practices and Preparation Tips for POC Testing Programs

  • POC Coordinators Forum – TJC
    Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP)
    Inspections Team Lead, College of American Pathologists, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Northfield, IL
  • POC Coordinators Forum – TJC​
    Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE
    Field Director, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Accreditation and Certification Operations, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Risk-Based Quality Control Practices: ISTAT INR/PT
    May Louie, CLS
    POCT and PSC Operations Manager, Stanford University Medical Center, Point-Of-Care-Testing Departemnt, Clinical Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA
  • Risk-Based QC Practices​
    Linda Seefluth, BSMLT(ASCP), MBA
    Point of Care Services Manager, Marshfield Laboratories, Point of Care Department, Marshfield, WI
  • Risk Assessed QC Plan i-STAT Lactate
    Lou Ann Wyer, MS, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ)
    Laboratory Director, Sentara Healthcare, Clinical Laboratory Department
    Norfolk, VA

Point-of-Care Specialist Certificate Program Planning

The POC Specialist Certificate Program was launched in 2003.  The body of knowledge was developed by the faculty listed below. 

CPOCT Certificate Program Committee

  • Quality Assurance (Christine Cursio)
  • Instrumentation and Technology (Elizabeth Porter)
  • Administration (Peter Gawron)
  • Education (Barbara Goldsmith)
  • Regulations (Marcia Zucker)
  • Policies and Procedures (Lou Ann Wyer)
  • Communication (Rick Import)
  • Connectivity and IT Technology (Marcy Anderson)