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Point of Care or Near-Patient Testing in the Urgent Care Setting Supports a Patient-Centric Approach Improving Clinical Decision-Making

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Point of Care Testing (POCT) supports a patient-focused approach to healthcare delivery. Learn how POCT enhances clinical decision-making, promotes logistical and operational efficiencies, and improves the patient experience within your organization. Dr. Morris explains the implementation, adoption, and management of POCT, and discusses the clinical value or real-time of lab-quality test results at or near the treatment room.

Learning Objectives: 

    •At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Describe how point of care and near-patient testing support a patient centric approach, improving clinical decision-making and the patient experience.
    •Demonstrate the logistical and operational efficiencies gained by the implementation of Point of Care Testing.
    •Identify ways to manage point of care effectively in the Urgent Care setting.
    •Discuss the clinical value of Point of Care Testing through case studies.
    •Explain the implementation and adoption of Point of Care Testing.

Faculty Bio:  Paul R. Morris, MD

Paul R. Morris, M.D., Medical Director, Abbott Point of Care Dr. Morris joined Abbott Point of Care in April, 2015, and provides medical support to the quality, compliance, and clinical and regulatory affairs team for pre- and on-market programs. He has 13 years of experience as a Medical and Laboratory Director in the Blood and Tissue Banking Industry; and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. He received his M.D. from Boston University, and completed a Pathology Residency at Duke University and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Morris is board-certified in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine by the American Board of Pathology.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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