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POCT, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy: The Expansion of Laboratory Medicine in Pharmacy Patient Care

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Savannah McPherson, MLS(ASCP)CM
Laboratory integration into community pharmacy is on the horizon. Get briefed on the past, present, and future of point of care testing, phlebotomy, and general laboratory medicine in pharmacy. What can laboratorians do as pharmacy purveyors experiment with their ability to compete via expanded services?

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. State examples of the utilization of POCT, phlebotomy, and general laboratory medicine in community pharmacy practice.
  2. Identify strengths and opportunities surrounding the implementation of laboratory medicine in community pharmacy patient care.
  3. Discuss ways that laboratorians can insert their expertise into the current pharmacy patient care conversation.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Point of Care/Phlebotomy will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.