POCT Competency Assessment: A Team Approach to Improve Patient Outcomes


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10/06/2010 2:00 PM Until 10/06/2010 3:30 PM

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October 6, 2010
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time United States

POCT is performed in many locations by a large number of users with widely varying levels of training. To complicate matters more, different locations may use different devices to perform the same test. These factors make it essential to develop a comprehensive competency assessment plan that works for everyone on your POCT team. It also underscores the value of standardizing POCT device selection. In this program you will hear how the Nursing and Laboratory Departments in one organization teamed up to develop a robust competency assessment program, despite the challenges of multiple sites and users. Listen to this case study and learn how a leading medical center developed a plan to select a common POCT device and improve its competency assessment program. You will hear about the pitfalls they faced and how they successfully found solutions. As a team they reduced errors, improved safety and ensured that everyone performing POCT is properly assessed for competency, regardless of their location and level of training. The end result was improved understanding, communication, competency assessment and ultimately improved patient care. Attend and you will know:

• The value of developing an open, collaborative approach between Nursing & Lab

• Pitfalls associated with whole blood glucose testing and how to avoid them

 • Requirements for both technical and clinical aspects of competency assessment

 • How and what to measure to determine if your program is a success

Target Audience
POCT coordinators and laboratory administrators, directors, managers and nurses involved in POCT testing and competency assessment. Register today to learn what top POCT coordinators know about mastering competency assessment challenges and the power of collaboration! Invite everyone on your POCT team to attend.