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2019-20 Annual Point of Care
Proficiency Testing
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Annual Point of Care Proficiency Testing

*Glucose Designated Trainer Orientation Sessions*


This is for staff who would like to become a designated trainer

*SPACE LIMITED* PLEASE CALL Point of Care to reserve your spot*

06:30      12:00      15:00    19:00    (21:00 possible)

Located in TVC 4th Floor Room 4604

Thursday February 6th, 2020

Thursday March 5th, 2020

Learning Exchange Modules Must Be Completed Prior To Class

Spots Limited Per Time Slot

Please schedule with Point of Care Department


NOTE: You must provide a valid certificate in paper or electronic form prior to hands on training.  Visit The Learning Exchange to take corresponding courses. 

POC Glucose Accuchek Meter Certification- 2020 FY

POC Glucose Designated Trainer Orientation - PRE-REQ- 2020 FY

P.O.C. Testing is provided at each C.A.V.E. Day Event


January 23 and 24, 2020

March 19 and 20, 2020

May 7 and 8, 2020

H.O.C.S. (Hands on Clinical Safety) Fair

Glucometer Re-certifications available- Provided in Langford Auditorium

January 29 and 30, 2020

April 1 and 2, 2020

May 27 and 28, 2020

VPH Compliance Fair

Glucometer and Urine Pregnancy Re-certications available- Location TBD

February 21, 2020

March 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

May 26, 2020

VUMC Foundations Fair

Glucometer Re-certifications available- Provided in Langford Auditorium

Will update with future dates for 2020

All Learning Exchange Modules must be completed before competency check- off.  Proof of completion with paper certificate/ or electronic version is required.  Modules can be found in the Learning Exchange.  All modules start with “POC” to minimize search results.

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) certification is an annual requirement for staff who work in clinical areas approved by the Medical Director of Laboratories to perform testing. Particular staff roles (RN, LPN, etc) must also be approved to perform POCT. If you are unsure as to whether your role and/or unit has been approved to perform POCT, please contact your supervisor.

This is not training. You must have had initial orientation for this testing. It is a time for you to show your proficiency.

For additional information regarding the various types of testing, annual certification process, quizzes, and proficiency tests, please visit The Learning Exchange which contains information on:

  • Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) – Hemoccult

  • Gastric pH and Occult Blood (GOB) - Gastroccult

  • Urine Testing
    - Visual Urine Dipstick Testing
    - Urine Dipstick Testing with Reader ( Clinitek Status +)
    - HCG combo rapid test Urine Pregnancy

  • Whole Blood Glucose Testing
    - Roche Inform II Meter

    Exactly one year after your last training, your access code for glucometers expires and is turned off.

    **You must be within a 90 day window of your certification expiring to update your user access.


Contact: Call Point of Care at 615-343-5707


Please contact: Team Lead- Christina Lehn, Norrissa Kemp, Allie Enghauser, Tyne Jenkins or Tori Cross at (615) 343-5707