Point-of-Care Testing Specialist Certificate (5.0 CE and Digital Badge)



Description:

The Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Specialist REACH Certificate Course is designed to advance the skills, knowledge, and competencies of health care professionals who manage point-of-care laboratory testing, or professionals who wish to gain higher-level, specialist knowledge about POCT.

This REACH Certificate Course contains 8 modules, which you can complete at your own pace. Upon completion of the course and successful passing of the final assessment, you will receive a digital badge* to share on social media.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss regulatory requirements related to POCT.
  • Outline the various types of POCT instrumentation, and detail necessary verification and validation processes for these instruments.
  • Discuss concerns related to point-of-care connectivity, and technology. 
  • Describe quality control and quality assessment processes for POCT.
  • Identify processes for specimen collection, and ensuring operator and patient safety in POCT.


Intended Audience:

This course is ideal for current or aspiring MTs or MLTs, other laboratory professionals, or anyone interested in gaining higher-level, specialist knowledge about POCT.


Author(s):

Kimberly Cheuvront, PhD, MBA, MT (ASCP, AMT)

Robert Newberry, MT (AMT)

 

*Digital badge expires 2 years from completion date.