Point-of-Care Testing

Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program

Upcoming Dates

Registration closes one week prior to the program date OR once the program reaches full capacity. Please register and submit payment early to reserve your spot.

More dates coming soon.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those pharmacists interested in point of care testing and physical assessment skills. This course provides community pharmacists and members of academia, industry and government with the skills necessary to develop and implement a collaborative testing program for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C. There is a recognized need for community pharmacists to collaboratively improve patient access to care through the use of point-of-care tests.

Succesful completion of the course's 20 hours of accredited continuing education (16 hours of home study and 4 hours of live training) leads to a certificate of achievement. The program covers information on the targeted disease state, the physical assessment of a patient presenting to a community pharmacist, point-of-care tests and how to establish a point-of-care testing service.

Faculty

Bob Laux, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pricing

Student: $350
Preceptor/Alumni: $380
Nonprofit: $400
Other Healthcare Practioner: $425

Communications Policy

All communications will be sent to the email address submitted at the time of registration. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that the email address submitted is correct. If you need to communicate with the Certificate Program coordinator, please communicate using the email address used for registration.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations for the program cannot be held until the registration fee is received. Cancellations received in writing (via email) at least seven days prior to the program will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee if an access code to learning material was not processed. If the access code was processed, a refund minus a $150 cancellation fee will be provided. Please contact the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration.

Duquesne University reserves the right to cancel the program at any point in time. In that event, each participant will be notified via email and a full refund will be made.