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Debra Howard

Children's Hospital
King's Daughters



Lauren Wheeler

Bon Secours Health Sys Newport News, VA



Meghan Patterson

Harrisonburg, VA



Lisa Durish

Richmond, VA


Friday, April 20, 2018

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Why Knowing Now Matters in the Emergency Department

Ellis Jacobs, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Director, Scientific Affairs, Abbott Rapid Diagnostics


There have been significant increases in emergency room visits across the US and delays in the ED leads to poor outcomes. There is an association between waiting times and short term mortality and hospital admission. Laboratory turnaround time can impact ED operations and, based on simulation modeling, the best performance is predicted when the TAT is 40 minutes or less. The needs of every ED are different and this presentation will look at the impact of Point of Care testing on the provision of medical care and ED operations in three clinical conditions: chest pain (cardiac), sepsis (critical care) and infectious diseases.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Mary Immaculate Hospital

Health Resource Center

2 Bernardine Drive

Newport News, VA 23602


Note: The Health Resource Center is not attached to the Main Hospital.



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Virginia hosted POCC Webinars


"The Nursing-Lab Relationship in POCT:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Interdisciplinary Teams"

Jim Nichols, PhD


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

12:00 PM Eastern | RSVP

"POCT Coordination:

Managing Your Sanity as Your Program Expands Beyond the Horizon" 

Jim Nichols, PhD


Thursday, November 8, 2018

12:00 PM Eastern | RSVP


"Keep Calm, it's Only a Point of Care Test"  View/Watch

"Meeting the Dynamic Challenges for Quality and Patient Safety" View/Watch

'Laboratory Regulations Update'  View/Watch

"Risk Management in POCT: Eliminate Errors Before  They Bite You!View/Watch


"TJC’s Challenging Standards:

What you can do to Maintain Compliance"  View/Watch

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Sentara Named MLO’s 2016 Lab of the Year
April 2016, MLO's Lab of the Year Award, By: MLO Staff


Based in Norfolk, Virginia, the not-for-profit Sentara system operates more than 100 sites of care with more than 2,800 hospital beds, including 12 acute care hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina.  The system, which has a 3,800-provider medical staff, includes the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, advanced imaging centers, assisted-living and nursing centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and medical transport and air ambulances. Read more >

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