from the December 8, 2004
at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg
Montesano, Managing Associate for Perfusion Care Associates, spoke on
test utilization during cardiac bypass procedures including a history
of perfusion and lab testing and the migration from traditional
laboratory testing and trending devices to POCT during the
Correll and Luanne Link from Lehigh Valley Health System also gave us
an overview of their POCT program management, connectivity and
regulatory compliance efforts.
Eisenberger, Staff Development Instructor for the Pinnacle Health
System Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, educated the group on
cardiac catheterization procedures and the use of POCT during those
Officers for 2005 were announced
– Beverly McAllister
President – Geoffrey Correll
– Stacey Cerminaro
– Dawn Earnest
Cerminaro will be taking a position with Medical Automation Systems on
January 3, 2005 as a RALS Plus trainer.
Stinger will be the new POCC at Holy Spirit Hospital.
Graves is the new POCC at Gettysburg Hospital
Fetters has a new position for Nova Biomedical. He is a Senior
Technical Manager for Connectivity Solutions.
as of 11/8/04 $5399.97
Mcallister suggested that we might want to place the money in an
interest-bearing account of some sort. Also, Bev’s SS# needs removed
from the account to be replaced by the KEYPOCC tax ID number. At the same
time, check-writing duties will be given to Stacey Cerminaro with Beverly
McAllister still on the account since she is President. Bev also mentioned
that if our account exceeds $10,000 on December 31, 2005 we will need to
submit a tax return to the IRS
for 2005 Meetings
30, 2005 – Tight Glycemic Control, Marcy Anderson/Rick Lebo
(Joint Meeting with AACC)
KEYPOCC storyboard and a cake to celebrate 5 year anniversary for
29, 2005 – A1C Testing, Jennifer Mixell/Dawn Earnest
meeting, possible tour of a local brewery)
28, 2004 – Competency Testing and Statistical Analysis for PI,
7, 2005 – Leadership/Nursing Perspective on POCT, Peter Gawron
Items for Discussion
Gawron announced that Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
would be organizing a “Connectathon” project designed to energize
healthcare vendors of all types in regard to open connectivity. IHE
would like our expertise to contribute to this project as far as the
key problems that POCC’s are facing. More info to come later.
Anderson mentioned that she would be emailing KEYPOCC members for
their input on a survey about a certificate program for POCT that the
Critical Care and POC testing Division of AACC is working on. The
program will focus on specific skill-sets needed to manage a POCT
program and will eventually lead to a certification in POCT.
Gawron proposed that the officer’s hold a retreat in early 2005 to
review KEYPOCC’s Mission, Vision and strategy. Peter would be
willing to facilitate that retreat.
Anderson announced that someone from JCAHO would be speaking at the
POCT forum during the AACC national meeting in Orlando, FL. The forum
will be held on Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM.
Kennnedy proposed that funding from KEYPOCC should be considered to
send the KEYPOCC president to a leadership seminar or a national
meeting during 2005.