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


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)

POC Coordinators Forum