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Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Test & Treat Certificate Program

April 14, 2023

The Alaska Pharmacists Association is excited to announce the NASPA Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Test & Treat National Certificate Program on April 14, 2023. This program will be virtual.

Point-of-care testing empowers clinicians to use effective, fast technology to aid their decision making at the “point-of-care” to improve patient health. Pharmacy-based point-of-care testing utilizes CLIA-waived (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments -waived) tests that offer near immediate results in non-laboratory settings.  Pharmacists and pharmacies are increasingly offering this public health service to promote prevention, early detection, and disease management.

The NASPA Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Test & Treat National Certificate Program provides an opportunity to gain the skills and information necessary to develop a testing program for influenza, Group A Streptococcus, HIV, Hepatitis C and coronaviruses. The target audience for the certificate program is pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, schools and colleges of pharmacy, and pharmacy association staff. While the program is primarily designed for pharmacists, non-pharmacists interested in point-of-care testing are also welcome to complete the program.

The 20-hour ACPE-accredited certificate program includes comprehensive material regarding key disease states, physical assessment, point-of-care tests, collaborative practice models, and business models through:

  • 16 hours of home study
  • 4 hours of live training

More information, as well as registration prices and deadlines, can be found here.

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April 14, 2023