Certificate Program

Improving Outcomes Through Point of Care Testing Certificate Program 2017

  • Credit: 12.0 ACCENT
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $450.00

Member Price: $225.00

Description

Earn 12 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.

This program is composed of eight courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1 to 2 hours each and contains a lecture, required reading, and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  • Introduction
  • Point-of-care testing for creatinine
  • 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

Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.

Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.

Speaker Presentation Description

This program is a resource for laboratory professionals with an interest in learning how point of care is making an impact. The courses in this certificate program introduce some of the areas where POCT is making an impact and improving patient, safety, health, financial, and process outcomes. The program concentrates on the use of point of care to improve outcomes for specific conditions and diseases, with specific tests, in contexts such as natural disasters and the emergency room, as well as for diagnosis, management, and implementation of best practices.

Participants who complete this certificate program will be able to:

  • Discuss the need and benefits of POC in different settings
  • Describe different types of outcomes and the areas in which POC is making an impact
  • Discuss data or cite research from recent studies about how POCT is improving outcomes
  • List limitations for creatinine and other POCT methods
  • Describe unique quality issues in molecular diagnostics, which will impact their use at POC, such as contamination, inhibition, sampling
  • List and discuss the challenges and innovations in POCT during and after natural disaster with examples from the earthquake in Kobe, Japan, the earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricane Katrina in the United States

These expert faculty and educators contributed content to the development of the program:

  • James Nichols, PhD, Chair
    Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Sheldon Campbell, MD
    VA Connecticut and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Rob Christenson, PhD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Gerald Kost, MD, PhD
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
  • Kent Lewandrowski, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Richard F. Louie, PhD
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
  • Nam Tran, PhD
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

The faculty thank the following people for their image or presentation contributions: Corbin Curtis, James Januzzi, MD, Stephanie L. Sumner, BS

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Enrollment Details

Open Enrollment until December 31, 2017
Program Access from January 1, 2017 until July 15, 2018

Fee: $225 AACC Member/$450 Non-member

Course Number: 11232

12 ACCENT® continuing education credit

  • If you purchase the program on our website, order processing is immediate.
  • If you purchase the program over the telephone, order processing will take 3-4 business days.
  • If you purchase the program via US Post or fax, please allow 2 weeks for order processing.
  • In all cases, program access information will be sent in an email titled AACC Order Confirmation once the order process is complete. Haven’t received your access information? We recommend checking your Spam/Junk Mail in case the confirmation email is filtered there. If you cannot locate the email, please contact AACC Customer Service.

Accreditation

ACCENT® credit is offered. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Internet Access and Browser information

You must have Internet access and Internet browser software installed on your computer to view the e-learning materials in this course, as well as Adobe Reader. We recommend the following Internet browsers and browser settings.

  •     Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  •     Mozilla Firefox version 33 or higher
  •     Google Chrome version 36 or higher
  •     Apple Safari version 6 or higher

Audio Speakers

You will need speakers attached to your computer to hear the audio files associated with some of the course materials.

Screen Resolution

For best viewing, your screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 or higher.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds are not available for e-learning courses.

Registration/Order Form

1/1/2017 12:00 AM Until 12/31/2017 11:59 PM

Registration Form (PDF Format)

Introduces some of the areas where POCT is making an impact and improving patient, safety, health, financial, and process outcomes. The program concentrates on the use of point of care to improve outcomes for specific conditions and diseases, with specific tests, in contexts such as natural disasters and the emergency room, as well as for diagnosis, management, and implementation of best practices. Courses include: Introduction, Point of Care Testing for creatinine, POCT for cardiac markers, Implementation and outcomes of POCT in the emergency department, POC diagnosis of infections, POC diabetes management and glycemic control in outpatient and ICU settings, POCT for infectious diseases, and Improving the standard of care for disaster medicine

Supported By

Developed in cooperation with the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division, this program is supported by

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