The Midwest POCCs
provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, issues, practice, and emerging technologies unique to POCT.

Midwest POCCs meetings:

October 2, 2003
May 8, 2003
October 29, 2002
April 9, 2002
Nov. 1, 2001

Contact information:
Madison area
Brenda Warren
St. Mary's Hospital brenda_warren@

Fox Valley area
Cecelia Landin
St. Elizabeth Hospital 

Milwaukee area
Kris Giese
Columbia-St. Mary's
 Milwaukee WI

Final CLIA, 
BNP/Cardiac Markers
at the Point of Care
and More at
Our Next Meeting!

Thursday, October 21 at Promega Corporation BioPharmaceutical Technology Center


8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:30-10:15 Final CLIA (JCAHO and CAP) Quality Rules and their impact on POCT
Sharon Ehrmeyer, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Final CLIA (JCAHO and CAP) Quality Rules (cont.)
11:30-12:00 Open discussion on POCT Issues
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 BNP/Cardiac Markers at the Point of Care
Kim Hahn, RN, BSN, CCRN
1:45-1:55 Break
1:55-2:40 BNP/Cardiac Markers at the Point of Care (cont.)
2:45-3:15 Business Meeting


Phone Deb Rohde at 608-263-5589 
Email Deb Rohde at 


Promega Corporation BioPharmaceutical Technology Center 5445 East Cheryl Parkway

Madison, WI

  • Take I-90 to Madison, Exit 142A

  • (From Milwaukee, take I94 West to Janesville,
    exit I90, the to 142A)

  • Exit onto HWY 12/18 West

  • Take exit 260 A-B for South Fish Hatchery Road

  • Continue on Fish Hatchery Road for 2 miles

  • Turn left at East Cheryl Parkway
    (signposted "Fitchburg Center")

  • BTC is on the right hand side of East Cheryl Parkway

  • Park only in marked Visitor Parking

  • Directions are also available on the BTC website at

About the Speakers

Sharon Ehrmeyer, Ph.D., MT(ASCP) is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Sceinces Program at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  She is a member of JCAHO's Professional and Technical Advisory Committee for its Laboratory Accreditation program and is Regulatory Affairs editor for Point of Care, the journal of near-patient testing and technology.
Kim Hahn, RN, BSN, CCRN is a Clinical Consultant at Biosite, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN.  She has been a registered nurse for over 14 years specializing in critical care.  Her diverse background includes working in intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care, emergency, trauma, as well as addressing reimbursement and disability management issues.  Kim worked for the Trauma Administration as a Trauma Nurse Clinician at Regions Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center.  As a Cardiac Patient Care Coordinator, she successfully reduced length of stay of the Heart Failure population through education and refinement of health care processes.  She conducts education for physicians, nurses, administration, account executives, medical staff and lab personnel at hospitals throughout the country.  She has several certifications and professional affiliations to maintain current knowledge of cardiovascular and critical care disease states.


The Midwest POCCs would like to thank the following sponsores for their support in making this meeting possible:
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Biosite, Inc
  • ITC
  • Medical Automation Systems

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