Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results
CE Course Number: WB1715
CE Expiration Date: September 12, 2015
This course has Continuing Education available. Continuing education certificates are not issued within TRAIN. Please follow the directions below in order to complete the continuing education requirements.
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.
The training 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.
Learners 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:
1.Nurses, (LPN, RN, NP, Midwife)
2.Medical Assistants, (MA)
3.Physicians, (MD, DO, DPM, DDS)
4.High school graduates or individuals with GED
5.Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), paramedics
6.Clinical Nursing Assistants (CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA), State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA) or Nursing Assistant-Registered (NA/R)
8.Physician Assistants, (PA)
9.Phlebotomists or others
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 educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit only commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEU's for this program.
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 1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-13-094-H05-P.
Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.
To obtain Continuing Education for this course, you must register at the Training and Continuing Education website (TCE Online). Once you have registered for the course, you will need to take the posttest and evaluation posted for the course. After successful completion of the evaluation and posttest, you will receive the continuing education and can then print your certificate and transcript.
* Go to http://www.cdc.gov/tceonline/.
* Select Participant Login to login. If you are new to TCEO, select New Participant to create an account.
* On the Participant Services page, select the Search and Register link.
* Under search options, use option 2, Keyword Search and enter the course name key words, Ready! Set! Test! or the CDC course number WB1715 in the box and select View.
* Click on the course, and scroll down to Register Here. Select the type of CE requested and then Submit.
* Either complete or verify the demographic information and select Submit.
* If you have already completed the course, select the option to take the evaluation. Complete the evaluation and Submit. If a posttest is required it will follow the evaluation.
* If you have not completed the course, you will be directed back to Participant Services. Under Evaluations and Tests you may access the course detail page, the course link, or the evaluation and/or posttest after completing the course.
* Your CE certificate will be located in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page.
To upload your CE certificate in TRAIN
1.Select My Learning in your Dashboard.
Select My Transcript button.
3.You should now see the course in your transcript. There should also be a button with your course called “Upload External Certificate”.
4.Select the Upload External Certificate button and follow the directions to upload your certificate into TRAIN. Note: The following list of file extensions are allowed to upload (.gif,.jpeg,.jpg,.bmp,.pdf,.png).
FACULTY/CREDENTIALS for SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS:
Nancy Anderson, MMSc, MT(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rex Astles, PhD, DABCC, RACB, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Karen Dyer, MT(ASCP) DLM, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Daralyn Hassan, MS, MT(ASCP), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Debbie Kuehl, MS, M(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne Pollock, MT(ASCP) SLS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Theresia Snelling, MPM, MBA, MT (ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Irene Williams, MS, MT(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Yasmine Zavahir, MHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
Enduring – Web-based
For additional information go to: http://www.cdc.gov/dls/waivedtests/
Contact the Division of Laboratory Science and Standards at: WaivedTesting@cdc.gov or by calling 404-498-2290.
1. You will need to log in using your created Login Name and Password that you created in the TRAIN system.
2.If you have not created a TRAIN account. Please click “Create Account” and follow the instructions.
3.Once logged in enter 1033476 into the search box and click to search.
4.Click on the Course Title: “Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results.”
5.Select the Register tab for the course.
6.Select Credit Type from the Drop Down list
7.Select “Launch” to start the course
8.Once you have taken the course through CDC TRAIN, follow the instructions above to obtain your Continuing Education credits. Please note that this is in a different system. You will only be able to take the posttest and evaluation at this link. The course must be taken through CDC TRAIN.