Point-of-Care Testing Specialist REACH Certificate (6.0 CE and Digital Badge)


Description:

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

This course covers POCT regulatory requirements, verification and validation of POCT instruments, POCT device connectivity, quality control, and quality assessment processes, as well as specimen collection and safety procedures to ensure operator and patient safety.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss regulatory requirements of POCT.
  • Outline different types of POCT instrumentation and describe verification and validation processes for these instruments.
  • Describe the steps involved in establishing connectivity for POCT devices.
  • Explain quality control and quality assessment processes for POCT.
  • List proper specimen collection procedures to ensure operator and patient safety.


Course Modules (8): 

  • Fundamentals of POCT
  • Regulation and Management 
  • Instrumentation and Validation
  • Connectivity 
  • Quality Control 
  • Specimen Collection
  • Safety
  • POCT Leadership

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)

 

Upon passing the final assessment, you will be awarded:

  • 6.0 CEs
  • A certificate of completion
  • A digital badge that can be shared on social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The certificate and digital badge expire 3 years after completion.


Updated: September 2022