Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Course
An NACDS Program

Friday, October 5
1-5:15 p.m.

4 hours of live CE credit. Sixteen (16) hours of prework required.

It's predicted to exceed immunizations as a driver of pharmacy revenue, according to research from Deloitte. It's point-of-care testing, or POCT, and it's a natural niche for innovative pharmacies. In this program, you and your team will get nuts-and-bolts details on how to establish a successful community pharmacy-based POCT program.

Walk away with:

  • Clinical knowledge of how to assess, administer POCT, and refer as needed.

  • Resources on establishing a profitable POCT program.

  • Practical tools to establish collaborative relationships with prescribers in the community.

  • Certificate in providing POCT in the pharmacy.

Kevin Day, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist, Day's Miami Heights Pharmacy, Cincinnati, Ohio; John Beckner, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, NCPA, Alexandria, Virginia

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify opportunities for pharmacists to expand their practice in the community setting through the utilization of POC tests.

  2. Summarize the prevalence and impact of various infectious diseases, including diabetes, dyslipidemias, influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C in the United States.

  3. Discuss the value and limitations of various physical assessment procedures, including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry and physical inspection.

  4. Describe the procedures for conducting a systematic physical assessment and identify normal and critical findings.

  5. Interpret physical assessment data and recognize limitations of the data.

  6. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately collect a patient's temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and pulse oximetry.

  7. Describe the process for collecting patient specimens, including throat swab, nasal swab, oral fluid and whole blood.

  8. Demonstrate the ability to correctly collect patient specimens, including throat swab, nasal swab, oral fluid and whole blood.

  9. Describe the clinical and logistical factors to be considered when selecting a point-of-care test.

  10. Discuss the ideal patient experience in a point-of-care testing service.

  11. Describe how a protocol and clinical algorithm can be used to deliver a consistent disease management program.

  12. Provided a patient scenario, make recommendations for the use of POC tests.

  13. Collaboratively develop a patient care plan based on medical history, physical assessment data and results of POC tests.

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