NOTE: To receive educational
credit you must register and complete the pretest and course in TRAIN. At the
end of the course, select the link to register at TCEOnline http://www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/, take the posttest, and complete the
evaluation. If you are having difficulty, please see the “Course Instructions”
Ready? Set? Test!
Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results
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
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:
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)
- Physician Assistants, (PA)
- Phlebotomists or others
Course Credits and Accreditation Statements
This course has
continuing education. CE expiration date is September 12, 2015.
CME (1.0): 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim credit only commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
(1.0): 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 1.0 contact hours.
(0.1): The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by
the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized
by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.
CPE (0.1): 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 1.0
Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-13-094-H05-P
This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.
READY? SET? TEST! Patient
Testing is Important. Get the right
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
Debbie Kuehl, MS,
M(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and
Anne Pollock, MT(ASCP)
SLS, Centers for Disease Control and
MPM, MBA, MT (ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and
Irene Williams, MS,
MT(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and
Yasmine Zavahir, MHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 12, 2011 – Sept 12, 2013
September 12, 2013
September 12, 2015
Training - Self-study (Online)
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
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disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of
commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters
as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational
CDC, our planners, and our content
experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other
relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of
commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Patrick
Godbey, and he wishes to disclose that
he receives salary as a Laboratory Director and Board Member from Southeastern
Pathology Associates; and Joyce Witt and she wishes to disclose personal stock
investments portfolio with Merck Pharmaceuticals and General Electric . The Planning Committee reviewed content to
ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any
discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational
does not accept commercial support.
for Disease Control and Prevention
may participate in web-based course by viewing the program information above. To
evaluate the web-based course, receive a certificate, and be able to print-out
an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact
hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.
fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.
You will need to log in using your created Login Name and Password that you created in the TRAIN system.
- If you have not created a TRAIN account. Please click “Create Account” and follow the instructions.
- Once logged in enter 1033476 into the search box and click to search.
- Click on the Course Title: “Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results.”
- Select the Register tab for the course.
- Select Credit Type from the Drop Down list
- Select “Launch” to start the course
- Once you have taken the course through CDC TRAIN, follow the instructions below to obtain your Continuing Education credits. Please note that this will require creating a new registration. You will only be able to take the posttest and evaluation at this link. The course must be taken through CDC TRAIN.
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. To
register, please follow the following steps:
Go to http://www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/.
- If you have registered before with CDC's Training and Continuing Education Online system, select Participant Login, and log in to the system. If you have registered previously but have forgotten your password, click on the link “Forgot your password”. If you have not registered as a participant, click on New Participant to create a user ID and password.
- Once you are logged into the system, you will be on the Participant Services page. Register for the course by:
- Selecting Search and Register
- 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
- Select the course link when it appears beneath the search boxes by clicking on the course title (shown in blue type).
- Scroll down to Register Here to select the appropriate credit type, click submit, and follow the instructions on the next page.
To load your CE certificate in TRAIN
Select My Learning in your Dashboard.
- Select My Transcrip button.
- You should now see the course in your transcript. There should also be a button with your course called “Upload External Certificate”.
- 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).