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 Export to Your Calendar 1/25/2019
When: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Wyndham Gettysburg
75 Presidential Drive
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania  17325
United States
Contact: Linsley Gentile

Online registration is available until: 1/21/2019
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National Association of Chain Drug Stores



We are pleased to announce a training opportunity for the
NACDS Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate

Description:Participants gain skills necessary to implement a collaborative testing program for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C. The course's ACPE accredited 20 hours of CE (16 home study, 4 live training) covers targeted disease states, physical assessments of patients presenting to the community pharmacist, point-of-care tests and how to establish a POCT service. Successful completion of the course provides each participant with a certificate of completion. Learn more on the NACDS Education website.


Learning Objectives

The pharmacist who completes the home-study and live components of this Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program should be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 opportunities for expanding patient-centered services in the community pharmacy setting, using point of care testing
  • Discuss the value and limitations of patient reported symptoms, medical history, and drug allergies
  • Describe and perform the following physical assessments, when appropriate to patient care: Blood Pressure, Pulse, Respiratory Rate, Oxygenation, Cervical Lymph Node Inspection, Body Temperature
  • Describe and perform the following specimen collections used in point of care testing:Throat swab, Oral fluid collection, Nasal swab, Finger stick
  • Identify characteristics of the four exemplar infectious diseases (influenza, Group A Streptococcus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C) regarding: Causative agents, Transmission, Immunizations, Symptoms and Presentation, Appropriate therapy, Point-of-Care testing
  • Define and contrast the following terms as they relate to point-of-care testing in community pharmacies:CLIA, CLIA-waived, Collaborative Agreement, Protocol, Prescribe, Diagnose
  • Explain the value and limitations of Point-of-Care Tests, including rapid diagnostic tests, and list the steps a pharmacist can take to improve test performance
  • Apply all information to patient-specific cases based on common community pharmacy-based patient interactions


Please note the 16 hour home study MUST be completed prior to the live training!


Continuing Pharmacy Education Information
NACDS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home study portion of this program is approved for 16 contact hours and the live training is approved for 4 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN: 0206-0000-17-012-B04-P). Credit is only awarded for completion of the entire 20 contact hour program. Credit must be claimed within 60 days of completing the program.

Activity Type:  Practice-based
Target Audience:
Pharmacists in all practice settings
Release Date:
January 2, 2018
Expiration Date:
January 2,, 2021

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