Next Generation Dx Summit

Short Course 8

Use of CLIA-Waived POC and Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Community Pharmacies

Monday, August 18 | 5:30-8:30 pm


Presenters:
Michael E. Klepser, Pharm.D., FCCP, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
Donald G. Klepser, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy
Allison Dering-Anderson, Pharm.D.,RP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy


Topic 1: Community Pharmacies – A Growth Market for Diagnostics

Michael Klepser, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

  • Summarize the size of the pharmacy workforce.
  • Discuss opportunities for employing POC and RDTs in community pharmacies.
  • Discuss the education and training of pharmacists in this field.

Topic 2: Legislation and State Practice Acts Regarding the Use of CLIA-Waived POC and RDTs in Community Pharmacies

Ally Dering-Anderson, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

  • Summarize legislation and practice laws that allow pharmacists to independently conduct rapid diagnostic and point of care testing.
  • Describe practice models that could be implemented in states with various pharmacy practice acts.

Topic 3: Developing a Sustainable Business Using POC and RDTs in Community Pharmacies

Donald Klepser, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

  • Describe a business model justifying the use of POC and RDT by community pharmacists.
  • Discuss pharmacy workflow and logistical considerations surrounding the use of POC and RDTs in a community pharmacy setting.
  • Discuss examples of successful pharmacy disease management programs that have been based on POC and RDTs.


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