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Discussion Forum: Best Practices for Point-of-Care Implementation of COVID-19 Testing

During the Covid-19 pandemic, business as usual has been disrupted all over the world. Many things have had to change, and that includes within Point of Care testing. We have invited several point-of-care experts to participate in a recorded discussion on the best practices that they have implemented in their own point of care testing programs.

The discussion is facilitated by Peggy Mann and Kathleen David. Peggy is the Ambulatory POC Coordinator & Program Manager at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and she is the chairholder of CLSI’s Expert Panel on Point-of-Care testing. Kathleen David is the Manager of Point-of-Care testing for Tricore Reference Laboratories. Kathleen is an advisor to CLSI’s Expert Panel on Point-of-Care Testing.

Joining Peggy and Kathleen for the discussion are

  • Anastasia Augustine MLT(ASCP)CM, SP-POC, POC Testing Specialist, Franciscan Medical Group
  • Kim Ballister, MT ASCP, POC Coordinator System Wide, Cone Health
  • Becky Clarke, Executive Vice President, TelcorSonya Evans, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Quality Coordinator – Point of Care, Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Penny Gooch, BSMT(ASCP), CPP(AACC), Ancillary Testing Coordinator, VA Medical Center
  • Mickayla Karikari, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, QA Technologist/POCC, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Alexis "Lex" Lubchenco, BS, Supervisor, Point of Care, Presbyterian PMG Clinics/Regional Hospitals
  • Pet Maniquis, MPA, MT (ASCP), Point of Care Coordinator, Providence Medical Center
  • Terry Rose, MT(ASCP), POCT Coordinator, USA Health University Hospital
  • Kim Scala, MT (ASCP), Associate Project Manager – Customer Education Programs, Instrumentation Laboratories
  • Lois Schultz, POCT Technical Coordinator, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Adonica Wilson, Point of Care Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
  • Steve Valorz, RALS Marketing Manager, Abbott Rapid Diagnotics Informatics
  • Christine “Chris” Wright, MBA/MHA, MT(AMT), Manager Duke University Health Point of Care Testing Program