June 4, 2004, the Duke University Health System (DUHS)
Point-of-Care (POC) Testing Program hosted the North Carolina
POC Network meeting.
largest meeting to be held by the network group so far,
consisting of 90 NC POC Members and POC vendors from across
North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, met at the Freeman
Center for Jewish Life on the Duke University campus for the all
day event. The theme of the meeting was”Compliance Tune-up and
day began with welcoming comments from Dr. John Daly, followed
by a brief overview of the POC Testing Program within Duke
University Health System (DUHS) by Dr. Bruce Lobaugh.
and round table discussions covered compliance, accreditation,
and regulatory guidelines.
Avent, Sr. Clinical Quality Manager, Office of
Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs at Duke Hospital presented
“Out with the Old and In with the New” which detailed the
new JCAHO Tracer Survey.
Karen Sanderson and Shannon Simpson from the NC
Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Facility
Services spoke on “What’s New at CLIA?”
Mary Kennedy, Analytical Specialist, QI/Compliance,
DUHS Clinical Laboratories led round table discussion groups on
the new and revised College of American Pathologist POC and
General checklist questions.
Smith conducted a brief business meeting. Officers were elected
and they are as follows:
Nancy Smith, Wake Medical Center
Debra Norkett, Northeast Medical Center
Pam Smith, Wake Medical Center
Kim Ballister and Sheila Cruthis,
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
newly elected treasurers collected the agreed upon $10.00 annual
dues. Members who did not pay dues at the meeting may submit
fees via mail to Kim or Sheila at:
meeting sites were discussed for the Fall of 2004 and the Spring
of 2005. The Fall 2004 meeting will be held at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Pam Hughes, POC coordinator for Rex Hospital, will
coordinate the meeting.
mingle before the rush
vendor fair was a major hit at the meeting.
Vendors from 14 manufacturers of POC test equipment
demonstrated their technology and instrumentation.
|Bayer – ABG Division
||Bayer – Urine Products Div.
Point of Care
Assured Services, Inc.
support of the NC POC Network allowed the meeting to be an
awesome event full of good food, good conversation, great
information sharing, and great raffle gifts.
The raffle gifts included Portable DVD players, which
went home with three lucky attendees. Each attendee received
POC Network tote bag as a memento of the meeting.
special thank you is extended to the 2004 planning committee
Durham Regional Hospital:
Duke University Raleigh