NASPA Launches Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program

NASPA is excited to report that we acquired the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Pharmacy-Based Point of Care Testing Certificate Program in January 2021. Point-of-care testing empowers clinicians to use effective, fast technology to aid their decision making at the “point-of-care” to improve patient health. Pharmacy-based point-of-care testing utilizes CLIA-waived (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments -waived) tests that offer near immediate results in non-laboratory settings.  Pharmacists and pharmacies are increasingly offering this public health service to promote prevention, early detection, and disease management.

The NASPA Pharmacy-Based Point of Care Testing Certificate Program provides an opportunity to gain the skills and information necessary to develop a testing program for coronaviruses, influenza, Group A Streptococcus, HIV, and Hepatitis C. The 20-hour ACPE-accredited* certificate program includes comprehensive material regarding key disease states, physical assessment, point-of-care tests, collaborative practice models, and business models through:

  • 16 hours of home study
  • Up to 4 hours of live training, including skills assessment

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*Michigan Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.