HIV, ACTs CAP and More

Highlighted the Tri-State POC Network

Fall 2016 Meeting



Meeting host Darlene Sobucki welcomed over 40 POCCs and laboratorians that attended the October 19 Tri-State POC Network meeting in Alsip, IL.


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Tri-State POC Network Celebrates it's 16th Anniversary


The meeting kicked off with a brief look back at the history of the Tri-State POC Network. Among the historical highlights were...


Routine HIV Screening- Necessary or Not?

Donna Sinclair, HIV CTRS-AAPI, Coordinator of Program Initiatives Routine Screening Sinai Health System-Holy Cross Hospital

  • Since the first case was identified in 1981, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has grown into an epidemic that has taken approximately 500,000 lives in the United States alone.

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Meditation for Busy People

Mary Friedland presented tips and advice for dealing with stressful situations. A copy of this presentation is not available at this time.


Point of Care Blood Gas Testing Why Knowing Now Matters


Patti DeJuilio, MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, Clinical Director, Respiratory Care Services, Sleep Centers, Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital led this discussion. A copy of this presentation is not available at this time.



The 123s of ACT: What It Is, Where Its Used,  Which ACTs are Available, and Why the Numbers are So Different?


Presented by Marcia Zucker, PhD.  A copy of this presentation is not available at this time.



Quality Management Making it Meaningful | Maximize Your Existing Quality Management System to Deliver Greater Value

Jean Ball MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Inspection Services Team Lead presented this informative talk whose objectives included:

  • Discussing quality management requirements in the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program

  • Suggesting best practices in quality management to facilitate compliance with these requirements

  • Recognizing how a robust QMS can help a laboratory achieve benefits without compromising test results

  • Exploring how occurrence management and root cause analysis can improve operations

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