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Point of Care Testing

2016 Annual Point of Care
Proficiency Testing
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Annual Point of Care Proficiency Testing

 

2016 Schedule
POC Proficiency Testing 
Drop in dates:
TVC Room 4801
7:30am - 2:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  • Tuesday, ​November 1, 2016

Also offered at CAVE for all VUMC Staff September 22 and 23, 2016

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 (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
    - Visual Urine Dipstick Testing
    - Automated Urine Dipstick Testing (Clinitek 50)
    - HCG combo rapid  test urine pregnancy

  • Whole Blood Glucose Testing
    - Roche Inform II 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
 

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