The Virginia Point-of-Care Coordinators
provides a forum in which POC professionals can
gather to discuss current trends in POCT and
what the future holds for this rapidly growing field.

Scenes from the April 18, 2007 Meeting
Summary of Meeting
I Vendor Fair I Business Meeting

Unannounced CAP Surveys and a Vendor Fair

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA

The Virginia POCC Board (left to right) Treasurer Gwen Harris, Riverside Regional Medical Center;
Secretary, John LaRosa, Lewis-Gale Medical Center; President, Janet F. Burckell, Mary Washington Hospital:
Vice President, Lisa Durish, Lifescan shown with Adrienne Malta, our speaker from CAP, who answered many questions during our roundtable discussion addressing some of the CAP checklist changes.

Adrienne poses with Rick Lebo Always time to network, Secretary, John LaRosa and Charles Brooks Vice-President, Lisa Durish
visits with Shirley Church.

Summary of Meeting:

The Spring Meeting at Roanoke was an opportunity for Point of Care Coordinators and Vendors to learn about the CAP Unannounced Survey Process.  Adrienne Malta is the inspection manager from CAP and spoke on the unannounced survey process. Each attendee had access to the POCT checklist to prompt questions through the discussion period.  Many of the questions were related to competency.

The Vendor Fair:

The vendor fair was a great success, allowing for 15 vendors to display their latest products and network with coordinators.  Many thanks to the vendors that supported the meeting and participated in the fair.

  • Abbott
  • Aerscher Diagnostics
  • Biosite
  • Dade Bering
  • Fisher Healthcare
  • HemoCue, a Quest Diagnostic Company
  • iSTAT
  • Inverness Medical
  • J&J Lifescan
  • Medical Automation Systems
  • Radimeter America, Inc.
  • Response Biomedical
  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation
  • Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics
  • Telcor

Business Meeting

  • Requests were made for the next meeting site.  Richmond HCA will investigate the possibility of hosting the next meeting.  Another option might be the VA Historial Society.

  • Rick Lebo mentioned that KEYPOCC will be meeting in September and will inviting VAPOCC to participate in the planning meeting for 2008 AACC in DC.

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