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September 22, 2011

September 23, 2011

Continuing Education

Speaker Bios

About the SWPOCCs

Mission Statement

Officers and Board

Ninth Annual Educational Conference: September 22-23, 2011

Downtown Courtyard Marriott - Bricktown

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Co-Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Section AACC


September 22, 2011

11:00 AM


11:30 AM

Salad Luncheon

12:30 PM

Call to Order

1:00 PM

Antiplatelet Therapy- Laboratory Analysis Drives Personalized Medicine, Jackie Coleman Ph.D.


  • Describe variability in patient response to antiplatelet therapy and the association of this response to patient outcomes.

  • Evaluate laboratory methods used for assessing platelet reactivity in response to antiplatelet therapy.

  • Research emerging data showing the clinical utility of assessing response and practical impact on therapy.

Contact Hours:  1.0 hours - Instruction Level:  Basic

2:00  PM

Hyponatremia in a Triathlete: Point of Care Testing at Endurance Events, Thomas Coniglione, MD


  • Define the correct role for Point of Care testing at endurance athletic events.

  • Incorporate Point of Care testing into the evaluation of the collapsed athlete.

Contact Hours: 1.0 Hours - Instruction Level:  Basic

3:00 PM

Break with Vendors

3:30 PM

The ACT Test: The Complexity of a Simple Test

Richard A. Marlar, Ph.D.


  • Establish the basics of Coagulation pathways.

  • Analyze the most efficient uses of the ACT.

  • Evaluate the test methods using the ACT for the various clinical uses.

  • Justify the use of the ACT as an important tool in clinical management of patients.

Contact Hours: 1.5 hours - Level: Intermediate

7:00 PM

Dinner at Bricktown Brewery - Sponsored by Abbott POC


POC Testing: An Essential Requirement for Real-Time Critical Care at the OU Medical Center Dr. Kenneth E. Blick


  • List the objectives of a good POC Testing program.

  • Describe the desirable outcomes of a POC testing program.

  • Describe the challenges in managing a large POC testing program.

Contact Hours:  None

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September 23, 2011

8:00 AM

SWRPOCG Business meeting/Breakfast 

8:30 AM

New Challenges of POC Glucose Testing, Carla Flournoy, RN


  • Describe three challenges of staff performing POC glucose monitoring.

  • Discuss challenges of POC glucose monitoring with implementation of patient ordering room service.

  • Recognize challenges in POC glucose monitoring with induced hypothermia.

Contact Hours:  1.0 hours - Instruction Level: Basic

9:30  AM

Dialysis and POC: Case Studies, Erin Ogee RN


Contact Hours:  1.0 hours - Instruction Level:  Basic

10:30 AM

Break with Vendors

11:00 AM

The ABC’s of Blood Gas & Blood Gas on the Rocks

William  Malley, M.S., RRT, CPTF, FAARC


  • Learner will be able to state the three main components of blood gas interpretation.

  • Learner will be able to list 5 potential ABG sampling errors.

  • Learner will be able to identify acute from chronic ABG changes.

Contact Hours: 1.5 hours - Level: Intermediate

12:30  PM

LUNCH with  Vendors

1:30 PM

CAP, Jean Ball, MBA, MT (HHS), MLT (ASCP)


  • Be able to determine the activities necessary to ensure appropriate performance on a CAP POCT inspection.

Contact Hours:  2.0 hours - Instruction Level:  Basic

3:30 PM


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Continuing Education Credits

  • The Southwest Regional POC Group is an approved provider of ACCENT® continuing education credits and P.A.C.E.® contact hours for the American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), respectively.

  • This program has been approved for 8.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hours and 8.5 ACCENT® credits.

  • Conference organizers will announce contact hours and credits as well as instructions for receiving accreditation at the start of each day’s sessions.

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Speaker Bios

Jackie Coleman, Ph.D Dr. Coleman has been Director of Scientific Affairs; involved in scientific, educational and research activities for platelet function assays at  Accumetrics, Inc. since 2005. Dr. Coleman has a PhD in  BioChemistry from the University of New Hampshire and has certifications as a: MT, (ASCP), Clinical Chemist,(CC- NRCC), and High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, American Association of Bioanalytes.  Dr. Coleman has published numerous articles regarding Platelet Function.

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Carla Flournoy, RN Ms. Flournoy has her BSN from Oklahoma City University and has been a nurse for 32 years. She has her certifications as a Certified Diabetes Educator and as a Post Cornary Care Nurse (PCCN).  Ms Flournoy is employed at Oklahoma Heart Hospital  as the  Disease Manager for the past 4 years. She is responsible for development of  the diabetes program at OHH. Ms. Flournoy is responsible for ongoing education of clinical staff concerning diabetes and she has daily interaction with patients concerning diabetic medication and management.   Ms. Flournoy in involved in ongoing in-services of relevant topics involved with diabetes and wellness.

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Richard Marler, Ph.D Dr Marlar is Professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma. He serves as the Chief of Clinical Pathology at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. He has directed Coagulation Laboratories for 30 years including currently the Coagulation Labs at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and the Routine and Special Coagulation Laboratories at the Oklahoma City VA. In addition he oversees the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Oklahoma City VA.  He received his PhD from Wayne State University in Biochemistry and Physiology and did a Hemostasis Fellowship at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.  He serves on numerous national and international clinical coagulation committees including: CLSI Committee on Coagulation, Director of External Quality Assurance for the North American Special Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA), Co-Chairman of the ISTH Committee on Plasma Inhibitors, the International External Quality Assessment Program for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and the CAP Coagulation Resource Committee.  He is currently the Editor of the international journal Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis.  His research focuses on the genetics of venous thrombosis and thrombophilia with special interest in protein C deficiencies. He also conducts translational research for the clinical laboratory. He is the author of over 135 articles, book chapters and monographs.

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Dr. Kenneth Blick Dr. Blick is a Professor in the Department of Pathology where he has served as Director of Laboratory Information Systems and proposed, installed, and maintained computer systems for the laboratories. Dr. Blick also serves as Director of Chemistry, Point of Care Testing, and Immunoassay/Endocrine Laboratories at the OU Medical Center.  Since joining the faculty at OUHSC over 24 years ago, Dr. Blick has taught computer literacy, medical informatics, clinical pathology, and clinical chemistry to medical students, pathology and radiology residents, and to medical technology students. Dr. Blick has also been active on a national level having founded the Laboratory Information Systems and Medical Informatics (LISMI) Division of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).  As a pioneer in Point of Care Testing, Dr. Blick was instrumental in developing standards for laboratory computerization, having initiated and proposed the now universally accepted ASTM Standard for all laboratory instrument/computer interfaces. Among his many AACC activities over the years, Dr. Blick has served as chairman of the Texas Section, chairman of the LISMI Division, as well as chairman of the Oklahoma Section of the ACS and four terms as chair of the AACC/ACS Committee on Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Blick currently serves on the Board of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and is regarded as an expert in automated chemistry and immunoassay techniques

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Thomas Coniglione, MD Dr. Coniglione has been an active physician in the Oklahoma medical community for the last 40 years with multiple publications and honors in Oklahoma and nationally. Dr. Coniglione has been a physician for runners for over 35 years.  He is  a runner for 40 years.  He has served as the Medical Director for the Red Bud Classic for over 15 years, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon for eleven years, on the Redman Triathalon medical team since it began 7 years ago, and as a consultant to various endurance athletic events.  At these competitive athletic events, Dr. Coniglione has treated over a thousand athletes with Exercise Associated Collapse, fifteen athletes with heat stroke and numerous hyponatremic athletes.

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Erin Ogee, RN Ms. Ogee is the Director of Pediatric and Adult Dialysis, Procedural Nursing Care Unit, and Pediatric MRI/CT at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.  

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William J. Malley, M.S. RRT, CPTF, FAARC Mr. Malley is the Program Director for the Western Pennsylvania Hosptial Baccalaureate RT  Program at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He has been the director of this program for the last twenty years.  Mr. Malley is a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist, a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care.  He has received the Fellow of AARC award, served as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Respiratory Therapy Educators and Who’s Who in Medicine and health.  Mr. Malley is a nationally recognized presenter in the field of Respiratory Care and is the author of Clinical Blood Gases: Assessment and Intervention  and Clinical Blood Gases: Application and Noninvasive Alternatives.

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Jean Ball, MBA, MT (HHS), MLT (ASCP) Ms. Ball is a certified Medical Technologist with over thirty years of experience in laboratory medicine.  Before coming to the College of American Pathologists (CAP), she worked in hospital and clinic settings in every area of the clinical laboratory, in both bench technologist and supervisory capacities.  Jean has also spent many hours in the classroom, teaching in medical technology and business arenas.  She has even drafted classroom and online curricula and written and revised textbook materials.  Jean began her career at the CAP in 2004 as an Inspection Specialist in the Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) and thoroughly enjoys her travels inspecting CAP- accredited laboratories.

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SWPOCC Mission Statement

Point of Care patient testing is the largest expanding laboratory activity in the industry today.  Patients and providers have access to laboratory testing results with short turn around time.  Although these tests are simple, they must be accurate to assure quality patient care.  An educational opportunity for individuals responsible for the administration of Point of Care is limited in the Southwest.


With the Southwestern region of the United States serving a large geographical and culturally diverse area, it is our goal to help provide education and networking resources for point of care coordinators and others associated with the point of care industry.  Our goal is to enhance point of care for the patient through education and networking.

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SWPOCC Officers and Board Members


Marcia Cozad, MT (ASCP)

North Colorado Medical Center

Greeley, Colorado


Gary Sneed MT (ASCP)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Sid Strey, MT (ASCP)

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

Wheat Ridge, Colorado


Anne Gaffney  MT(ASCP)

Denver Health

Denver, Colorado


Kelly Warnberg, MT (ASCP)

TriCore Reference Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Lynette Hall, MT (ASCP)

TriCore Reference Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Michelle Neel MT (ASCP)

TriCore Reference Laboratory

NM University Hospital Rapid Response Laboratory

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Charlotte (Charlie) Bismark MT (ASCP)

Dixie Regional Medical Center

St. George, UT 84770


Gretchen Bummer, MT (ASCP)

TriCore Reference Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Terry Kramer MT (ASCP)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Ivy Douglas MT (ASCP)

OU Medical Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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The Southwest Regional Point

of Care Group gratefully acknowledges the support

of the following companies and individuals, whose assistance has made this program possible:



Roche Diagnostics

Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott Point of Care








Diagnostic Testing Group



Medical Automation Systems




Additional Thanks to


AACC Rocky Mountain Section

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science

Oklahoma Heart Hospital

OU Medical Center

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