Join us for Our Next Meeting!

Friday, October 27

at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Campus in Birmingham Alabama

701 Princeton Ave. SW, Birmingham, AL


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Meeting host Mark Middlebrooks

Brookwood Baptist Health, Princeton

Point of Care Technical Consultant


The Ins and Outs of Training, Competency

and Educational Requirements


Jane Smith MS MT(ASCP) SI, DLM

Alere Technical Manager, Scientific Affairs


This talk discusses training requirements, competency and educational requirements, common questions and a show and tell session.

1000am Break - Networking and Visit Vendors


Troponin Essentials:

Implementing the Guidelines


Ruth Cantu, BSN, RN, BSN, RN, AACC

Program Manager, Accreditation Review Specialist


This talk will identify guideline-driven best practice recommendations on the use of biomarkers in the treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). It will also review updates to the Myocardial Infarction (MI) Definition and Non-ST elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (NSTE-ACS) guidelines; discuss troponin turn-around-time (TAT) recommendations and documentation requirements; and share quality practices that optimize the care and outcomes of ACS patients


This will be a recording of a Whitehat Webinar


Lunch - Networking and Visit Vendors

Sponsors: Abbott Diabetes Care, Accriva, Alere, Instrumentation Laboratory, Radiometer


POCCA Roundtable Discussion




By Email

Mark Middlebrooks, Brookwood Baptist Health, Princeton
Point of Care Technical Consultant


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Developing professional relationships today for  quality Point of Care Testing programs of tomorrow , the mission of the Point of Care Coordinators of Alabama (POCCA) is to develop and maintain an association of point-of-care professionals willing to exchange ideas, information, and solutions for overall improvement of POCT program practices. Members of the POCCA meet twice per year to discuss current POCT testing issues, emerging technologies, and  interpretation/ adherence to regulatory guidelines.



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