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Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get The Right Results. (Web-based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB2854
UAN #:  0387-0000-18-078-H05-P
CE Expiration:  01/18/2020, 11:59 PM (ET)
Available CE:  CME, CNE, CEU, CPH, CHES, CPE
This training activity will help to assure that testing personnel have the basic training necessary to safely and accurately perform patient testing waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. After viewing this training module, participants will understand that waived testing can produce inaccurate results and that these results could adversely impact patients. There are many things they can do, however, to minimize the risk of inaccurate testing. The learning objectives itemize several specific things that the participant will be able to do as a result of this training.
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Important Notes

The goal of this course is to promote reliable, high quality testing and enhance patient safety by explaining steps of the waived testing process and to provide the learner with additional resources to assist on the job. By taking this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify the basic requirements for performing waived testing.
2. Identify at least three good laboratory practices for preparing the laboratory or testing site to produce high quality test results.
1. Select at least two good laboratory practices that assure the right sample type is obtained from the correct patient.
2. Identify patient samples that are labeled correctly.
1. Identify at least two good laboratory practices for testing.
2. Identify at least two good laboratory practices for recording and reporting results.
3. Recognize the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle, including the appropriate use of screening tools.

More Information
Target Audience

The target audience are individuals who perform testing in waived testing sites (mainly physician offices, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics, pharmacies and others) throughout the United States. They include a variety of individuals, primarily those who do not have formal laboratory training. These most frequently include:
- Nurses, (LPN, RN, NP, Midwife)
- Medical assistants, (MA)
- Physicians, (MD, DO, DPM, DDS)
- High school graduates or individuals with GED
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), paramedics
- Clinical nursing assistants (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA), State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA) or Nursing Assistant-Registered (NA/R)
- Pharmacist
- Physician assistants, (PA)
- Phlebotomists or others


A copy of the Ready? Set? Test! booklet can be obtained at this address:

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.3 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (CPH):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.5  total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.5.  CDC provider number 98614.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.15 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-18-078-H05-P.

This is Knowledge  based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.