Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results
CE Course Number: WB2639
CE Expiration Date: December 2, 2017
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.
Program Description 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.
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)
- Physician assistants, (PA)
- Phlebotomists or others
DEVELOPED BY: CDC, Laboratory Practice Standards Branch, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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 0387-0000-15-199-H05-P.
Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.
How to Obtain CE
To obtain Continuing Education (CE) for this course, you must register at the Training and Continuing Education website (TCE Online) and complete the requirements for CE. To register, please follow the following steps:
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.
Select a search method to locate the course and click on 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.