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Point of Care Testing

2014 Annual Point of Care
Proficiency Testing
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Annual Point of Care Proficiency Testing

 

Point-of-Care Testing is no longer offered at Hands On: Clinical Safety. POC Proficiency Testing is now offered on the first Tuesday of each month in TVC Room 4801, 7:30am - 2:00pm, with the exception of January date which will be held the second Tuesday due to holiday at 7:00 am - 12:00pm.
The written tests can be taken prior to arrival for the proficiency testing.  Tests can be found in the Learning Exchange.

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) certification is an annual requirement for staff who work in clinical areas approved by the Medical Director of Laboratories to perform testing.  Particular staff roles (for ex. RN, LPN, etc) must also be approved to perform POCT.  If you are unsure as to whether your role and/or unit has been approved to perform POCT, please contact your supervisor. 

The written tests can be taken prior to arrival for the proficiency testing.  Tests can be found in The Learning Exchange.

This is not training.  You must have had initial orientation for this testing.  It is a time for you to show your proficiency.

 For additional information regarding the various types of testing, annual certification process, quizzes, and proficiency tests, please visit The Learning Exchange which contains information on:
 
  • Fecal Occult Blood - Hemoccult
  • Gastric pH and Occult Blood - Gastroccult
  • Urine Dipstick
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    Visual Urine Dipstick Testing
    - Automated Urine Dipstick Testing (Clinitek 50)

  • Whole Blood Glucose Testing
    - SureStep Flexx Glucose Meter 
 
Exactly one year after your last training, your access code for glucometers expires and is turned off. 

Questions?

Contact:
Call Point of Care at 615/343-5707
or
Teri Tubb, Coordinator, Point of Care Testing
teri.tubb@vanderbilt.edu or 343-8416

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