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Driving Growth in your POC Program:
Getting Buy-In, Using Big Data, and Conquering the
Freestanding ED/Urgent Care Frontier

The theme for the ADLM 2024 POC Forum on Thursday, August 1st from 730am-10am is. Driving Growth in your POC Program: Getting Buy-In, Using Big Data, and Conquering the Freestanding ED/Urgent Care Frontier.

Speakers include:

  • RESPECT! Gaining Institutional Support for your POCT Program, presented by Alisha Ezell, Enterprise Point of Care Manager, Diagnostic Laboratories, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • PLANNING: Considerations for Implementing A Freestanding ED/UC, presented by Kathleen David, Associate Director for Point of Care at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Unleashing Healthcare Growth: Harnessing Big Data and Laboratory/POCT Analytics to Create Value, presented by Dr. Nam Tran, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Clinical Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Toxicology, POCT, and SARC at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, California

If you are not on booth duty Thursday morning, please make an effort to register and attend this always popular and always well attended event.

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If you are not an ADLM member, you’ll need to register and create a complimentary profile.

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TJUH’s Lilah Evans Named 2024 POCC of the Year!

Other CPOCT Division Awards Announced

The ADLM Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division has announced that Lilah Evans MT(ASCP), CPP, Supervisor, Point-of-Care Testing, at TJUH, Philadelphia, PA has been named the recipient of the 2024 Point-of-Care Coordinator of the Year Award.

Lilah is the 25th recipient (see complete list here) to earn this prestigious award. She will be honored during the CPOCT Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00-730pm during the ADLM Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Lilah has also been instrumental in the growth and success of the KEYPOCC Group where she has held multiple officer roles.

Other award recipients include:

  • Best Abstract, Implementation of a Point of Care Emergency Preparedness policy: Are you ready for a disaster?
    Barb Elli MLS(ASCP), CPP, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Outstanding Contributions in Point-of-Care Testing
    Brad Karon MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. MN

  • ADLM CPOCT Research Grant, POCT Testing to Improve Maternal-Fetal Outcomes
    Ridwan Ibrahim PhD and Sridevi Devaraj PhD, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Childrens Hospital

ADLM Now Accepting Certified Point-of-Care Professional Applications

June 10, 2024 - Stand out as an expert in the field and apply to earn the designation of Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP). Becoming a CPP Diplomate begins by submitting your online application to sit for the CPP exam, which consists of multiple choice questions across point-of-care test selection, quality management, and safety and regulations.

Successful candidates go on to add the CPP designation to their professional credentials and share their expertise with the world. Start your path to joining the distinguished roster of CPP Diplomates today.

Submit your application by August 22, 2024. ADLM membership is not required. Learn more >

Application Requirements
Applicants must have a two-year degree in medical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology and four years of direct POCT work experience OR a four-year degree in a biological, chemical, physical, or medical laboratory science or in nursing and at least two years of direct POCT work experience. Applicants also need to have a supervisor letter and two letters of reference that describe the applicant’s experience in point-of-care testing. Application details are online.

Application Deadline
August 22, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Eastern

Exam Period
Successful applicants will be eligible for the next online proctored exam window, which is November 11-15, 2024. Submit your application today.

Molecular point-of-care testing offers hope to quell the STI epidemic

MLO | April 2024 | By Allison McMullen, PhD D (ABMM)

When expressing the breadth of the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a colleague of mine often shares the stark perspective, “If you’re having sex, you’re at risk.” And she’s right. While sex is rarely discussed in an open and candid fashion, it is important to remember that sexual health is health, and encompasses all aspects of human sexuality. Sexual health and satisfaction are key components of health and well-being.1

We are accustomed to thinking about sexual health as the presence or absence of disease — namely sexually transmitted infections. But the WHO defines sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being,” which includes aspects such as reproductive health, access to education and care, and sexual experience free of coercion, discrimination, and violence, among others.2 This emerging, broader conversation around sexual health is rooted in changes in communication — the more we talk about it, the more informed we are. The more informed we are, the more we can reduce the stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections and improve the uptake of testing.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

Medical labs increase use of performance analytics;
Target strategic IT investments

MLO February 2024 | By Kara Nadeau

Digital transformation of processes and the resulting data and analytics generated are growing in importance across the healthcare industry, including medical laboratories. To understand how medical laboratory professionals are using technology and data in their operations, Medical Laboratory Observer issued its third annual State of the Industry (SOI) survey on laboratory data analytics.

Three key findings:

  1. Strategic IT priorities for labs
  2. Increased use of data analytics for all aspects of lab management
  3. Interoperability and data integration issues with laboratory information

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7 pointers for POC cardiac troponin measurement

CAP Today, January 2024 | By Amy Carpenter

Seven recommendations for the use of cardiac troponin measurement at the point of care were published last year and reported in a session at the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine annual meeting, shortly after the recommendations appeared in print (Collinson P, et al. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2023;61[6]:989–998).

The guidelines and recommendations are those of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine’s Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Biomarkers (C-CB). Of the 11 authors, four are from the U.S.: Amy Saenger, PhD, and Fred Apple, PhD, of the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Hennepin Healthcare/HCMC in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, and Allan Jaffe, MD, and Brad Karon, MD, PhD, of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. (Dr. Jaffe is also in Mayo’s Department of Cardiology, and Dr. Karon is dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.)

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