Edwina Szelag, MHM, BSMT(ASCP) POCT Coordinator, Health First, Inc. HRMC, Cheryl Stumbo, MSN, RN BC, CRR, Clinical Education Practitioner, Health First Center for Learning, and Bea Conrad, Education Coordinator, Health First Center for Learning co-chaired the meeting with over 40 attendees and 15 vendors.

Peggy Mann, M.S., MT(ASCP), University of Texas Medical Branch, Community Based Clinics POCC, Reference Lab & Facility Coordinator opened the meeting with a discussion on
"Facilitating the Oversight of POCT Using the EMR"
Bruce Toben, RRT-NPS,
CPFT, Director, Clinical Affairs and Technical Support with International Technidyne Corporation followed with
One Step Beyond PaO2"

James H. Nichols, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, Associate Professor of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Baystate Health finished the day with two presentations, "Evidence Base Practice for POCT: The NACB Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPG)" and
"Point of Care Testing: Alternative Quality Control"

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