Join Us Thursday,October 26, 2006 at Shriners Hospital for Children Twin Cities
2025 East River Parkway , Minneapolis, MN

Agenda
08:30-09:00 Registration and Continental breakfast
09:00-10:00

Teaching Procedures and Critical Thinking

Dori Henderson, Ph.D., Staff Development Coordinator, Twin Cities Shriners Hospitals for Children Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University

10:00-11:00

Creatinine and Lactate: The Role of Point-of-Care Testing This lecture is divided into two parts.

  1. The first presentation discusses the new laboratory recommendations for Creatinine testing and reporting.  Chronic renal failure, contrast media administration and chemotherapy applications are used to illustrate varied applications for POC. 

  2. The second is Lactate analysis which includes pre-analytical error.  Clinical applications as outlined by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is discussed and the correlation between lactate levels vs. morbidly/mortality is used to illustrate the clinical need for measurement.        

Bruce Toben, RRT, NPS

Manager, Clinical Applications

Critical Care Section, Clinical Affairs Division

International Technidyne Corporation

11:00-12:00

Wireless 101: An Introduction to Wireless Technology

Jose Castanon, Lifescan

12:00-13:30 Lunch and Vendor Displays
13:30-14:00 Business meeting
14:00-15:00 Roundtable Discussion of Topics Suggested by Members
15:00-16:00

Regulatory Issues in Point of Care Testing

Kathy Hansen CLS (NCA)

Director Laboratory Operations

UMMC-Fairview

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Directions

From the WEST, driving eastbound on I-94
Driving east on I-94, exit at 25th-Riverside. At the stop light at the top of the ramp, turn right (south). Drive one block to the stop light at Franklin Avenue; turn left (east). Drive about 1/8 mile and cross the Mississippi River - getting into the right-hand lane. Immediately after the bridge ends the right lane turns to the right and places you onto East River Parkway. The hospital is located mile on the left.

From the EAST, driving westbound on I-94
Driving west on I-94, exit at University-280. The exit itself immediately splits into two lanes; you need to be in the right-hand lane (University). At the top of the ramp three lanes come together at a stoplight; you need to be in the left-hand lane so you can turn left (west) onto Franklin Avenue. You will drive westbound on Franklin for approximately 1 mile to the stoplight at East River Parkway (the bridge crossing the Mississippi River is on the other side of the intersection). Turn left (south) onto East River Parkway and drive mile, the hospital is on your left.

From the SOUTH, driving north on 35W
At the interchange of 35W and I-94 get in one of the right-hand lanes to go east on I-94. Follow instructions above.

From the NORTH, driving south on 35W
Driving southbound on 35W, take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. The first stoplight is 4th Street, the second is University. Turn onto eastbound University and proceed to 27th Avenue. Turn right (south) onto 27th Avenue. As you near the intersection at East River Parkway the road bends sharply to the right, you need to be in the left-hand lane so you can turn left at the stoplight onto East River Parkway. The hospital is mile on your left.

From University Avenue

For those of you familiar with the University of Minnesota, Shriners Hospital for Children is located just to the east of the Minneapolis (East Bank) campus. From the University campus you can take Washington avenue (the street Coffman Union faces) to the point where is merges with eastbound University and proceed on University to 27th Avenue. Turn right (south) onto 27th Avenue. As you near the intersection at East River Parkway the road bends sharply to the right, you need to be in the left-hand lane so you can turn left at the stoplight onto East River Parkway. The hospital is mile on your left.

Accommodations

These have a free shuttle and parking

  • Radisson Hotel-Roseville
    2540 N. Cleveland Ave
    Roseville, MN 55113
    651-636-4567
     

  • Holiday Inn Express-Bandana Square
    1010 Bandana Blvd.
    St. Paul, MN 55110
    651-647-1637
     

  • Kelly Inn
    161 St. Anthony Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55103
    651-227-8711
     

  • Super 8 Motel-Roseville
    2401 Prior Avenue North
    Roseville, MN 55113
    651-636-8888

This motel has no shuttle service

  • Best Western Normandy Inn
    405 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-370-1400
    612-370-1401

 

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