|Content Release Date: 7/1/2021
Expiration Date: 7/1/2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 3.75 hours
Activity Fee: $59/$89 member/non-member
This online course helps identify areas needed for in‐depth review by:
- Reviewing pertinent topics and tools and skills
- Assessments with exam-style questions and video demonstrations of practical skills
- Listing valuable resources for further study
These activities are part of the ASHP professional development program.
This course consists of five activities (see table below) with video demonstrations of testing procedures and provides up to 3.75 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The review course includes instructional home-study modules with exam-style practice questions.
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These activities are intended for pharmacy technicians who are seeking to update their knowledge and skills in point-of-care testing in the areas listed below.
After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:
Safety and Precautions
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-416-H04-T
- Identify the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in point-of-care (POC) testing.
- Describe the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and related safety.
- Summarize biohazard waste handling and disposal.
- List personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to protect patients and those administering tests.
- Discuss the need for and methods to confirm patient identity.
Diseases and Specimens
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-417-H04-T
- Define basic anatomical and physiological terms related to tests.
- List common specimen types used for POC tests.
- Discuss collecting a focused health history (e.g., acute symptoms, medication allergies, signs of disease).
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-418-H04-T
- List common specimen types used for point-of-care (POC) tests.
- State signs, symptoms, and characteristics of common chronic diseases (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia) where POC testing may be relevant.
- State signs, symptoms, and characteristics of common acute infections (e.g., influenza) where POC testing may be relevant.
- State signs, symptoms, and characteristics of common chronic infections (e.g., HIV and hepatitis C) where POC testing may be relevant.
- Discuss conditions and uses for common POC tests.
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-419-H04-T
- Cite Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 as it pertains to point of care (POC) tests.
- Summarize CLIA waiver process, CLIA Certificate of Compliance, and CLIA Certificate of Accreditation.
- Name devices and technology used in common POC tests.
- Describe the need for understanding and following manufacturer instructions for tests.
Test Results, Quality Control (QC), and Recording
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-420-H04-T
- Define qualitative and quantitative test results and their characteristics and related concepts (e.g., time since exposure, terms “false positive” and “false negative”).
- List requirements and best practices in recording results.
- Discuss identifying invalid or anomalous results.
- Describe labeling and documentation requirements for patient samples.
- Identify quality control (QC) testing methods (i.e., external, internal) and when they should be used.
Donald G. Klepser, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Nebraska Medical Center
Michael E. Klepser, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDP
College of Pharmacy
Ferris State University
Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio and video, an assessment, and an evaluation. Learners must review all content, pass an assessment (a minimum score of 70% is required), and complete an evaluation to receive continuing education credit for each activity.
Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.