December 7, 2005
Educational Portion of Meeting
The meeting title was “The Evolving Role of the POCC: Leaders and Comminciators” and the meeting focused on leadership and communication skills as they relate to both the work and home environment. The speakers were Peter Gawron, Outpatient Director for the University Physician Group at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Rick Import, President of ESI Productions, a communication company.
Celebrations and Successes
Planning Committee Guidelines
The Board of Directors has approved the guidelines which create a planning committee comprised of the past Vice President and the 4 meeting hosts for the year. The guidelines will be modified as needed in 2006.
We are looking for volunteers to host the March and June meetings.
Topic Ideas for 2006 include: Shortness of Breath Practice Guidelines, Regulatory issues such as CAP continuous survey readiness and the new CAP POCT checklist questions, 2006 JCAHo Safety goals.
Due to dwindling attendance at the meetings the BOD has decided that a survey of the members may shed some light on the reason for the decline. Suggestions were made to make the survey a check-off format to make things easier for those being surveyed.
A suggestion was made at the BOD meeting in November to raise the annual dues from $25.00 to $30.00. It was decided that since we are financially sound and are seeing decreased meeting turnout, we would keep the annual dues at $25.00.
Dawn Earnest reported that we had one person added to the contact list since the September meeting (Jeff Finnegan) and there were 3 more added after the meeting.
The members present at the meeting voted to donate $250.00 to the library in appreciation of their generous support of KEYPOCC as a meeting place. The check was given to the library immediately following the meeting.
The members present discussed the possibility of awarding a scholarship to a clinical laboratory science student. We will need to apply to the IRS before we can award a scholarship. Stacey and Bev will work on this.
Respectfully Submitted: Dawn Earnest, KEYPOCC Secretary
|Serving Central PA, the Keystone Point of Care Coordinators (KEYPOCC) provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, issues, practices and emerging technology unique to Point of Care Testing.|
Last updated: 09/16/2009 • Questions or corrections: My Point of Care.net