*Student rates are available in the Registration Form section.
Demand continues to grow for rapid diagnostics (point-of-care testing) making it necessary for more healthcare professionals to be trained, and to able to train others, in point-of-care testing (POCT). This event focuses on skills and tools to successfully communicate, connect, and collaborate with POCT staff and management successfully in any patient care setting.
Whether you are new to POCT or a POCT veteran, attendees will gain new insights and skills at this highly interactive and engaging event. The faculty will consist of experts who have tackled and overcome the unique challenges and requirements of POCT in their own professional careers.
Several interactive group activities are featured in this program intended to arm attendees with greater confidence and skills to collaborate and resolve POCT-related issues with their healthcare colleagues
- Train and coach non-laboratory staff on POCT procedures in various types of healthcare settings
- Employ techniques to encourage performance improvement and initiative to spot and troubleshoot problems
- Connect and foster ongoing channels of communication between POCT operator and training staff
- Write policies and procedures that are easy to follow and to retain
- Collaborate with Information Technology team, central laboratory, and other resources to interface POCT devices
- Use strategic communication tools to inform multiple departments in your institution on POCT news and updates
- Ensure POCT operations and staff are prepared for inspections and aware of regulations and regulatory bodies (CLIA, COLA, CAP, Joint Commission, etc.)
This event is designed for Point of Care (POC) Coordinators, POC Managers and Supervisors, POC Medical Directors, Lab Directors/Managers/Supervisors, Respiratory Therapist Managers and Supervisors, Nurse Managers and Supervisors, and others who perform and/or manage point-of-care testing in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and other patient care settings.
For information regarding corporate partnership opportunities, please contact Teresa Favero at AACC.
- Kerstin Halverson, Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA
- Peggy Mann, MS, MT (ASCP), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
- Jeanne Mumford, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
- Kimberly Skala, Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA
- Lou Ann Wyer, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA
*Subject to change
Welcome Remarks and Goals for Today’s Program
Speaker: Dr. Steve Kazmierczak
Session 1: Ten Hut! People, Presentations, and Messages: Bringing Them All Together
Getting the Right Words Out and Being Heard: Strengthening Your Presentation Skills and Communicating with Confidence
Leading Your Team with Successful Communication Skills
Break and Visit Exhibitors
Session 2: Boots on the Ground! Case Studies of Effective Communication Tools
Case Study: Whoever Said the Pen is Mightier than the Sword Obviously Never Encountered an Automatic Laboratory Interface
Case Study: Questioning Attitudes Prevent Errors
Wrap-up of Sessions 1 and 2 and Q&A
Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
Session 3: Sound Off! Establishing a Cadence with Non-laboratorians Through Competency, Policies and Procedures
Training and Competency: What Scares you about Training the Nurses? Strategies and Processes that will help
Policies & Procedures: It's not OUR Fault that Nurses won't read Our SOPs! Tips for making documents user-friendly
Break and Visit Exhibitors
Session 4: Infantry Ready! Utilizing Connectivity and Quality to Keep your POC Program a Well-oiled Machine
Connectivity: “Get out the tin cans & string! Saving your sanity using connectivity for POCT
Integrating Quality Management and Compliance into POCT
Wrap Up of Sessions 3 and 4 and Q&A
Hotel & Travel
This conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown located in the heart of downtown Portland’s Arts and Entertainment District.
Address: Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Maps and Directions
Make your online room reservation to receive the special room rate of $189/night (single or double occupancy). You may also contact the hotel at 1(503) 226-1611. Identify yourself as an attendee of the AACC POCT Boot Camp Conference and reference the booking code ABP.
If you are a student or are unable to register online, you may register by mail, phone, or fax using the registration form provided here.
Continuing Education Credits
AACC designates this activity for a maximum of 6.0 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AACC Customer Service no later than October 2, 2018 . Written cancellations received by this date will qualify for a refund, less a $35 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund; however, a substitute may attend the conference provided a written notice is faxed or sent via email. Please send cancellation and substitution notices to AACC customer service at (202) 887-5093 (fax) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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