Developing POCT Training and Competency Processes
This one day interactive NHS study day will focus on all aspects of training, education and maintaining competencies for Point of Care Testing (POCT). By exploring the practicalities of e-learning, assessing the efficiency of face-to-face training, discovering how to meet ISO standards and discussing innovative ideas, you will be better prepared to ensure your POCT staffing pool are prepared to perform every test they carry out.
When there is increasing pressure to ensure that the training provided to all operators of POCT devices is of sufficient quality, this day will allow you to explore various strategies and build an action plan to implement in your organisation which will enable you to drive forward effective training and competency processes.
Take one day out and advance your training and competency systems for POCT, by benchmarking your current position with your NHS peers. Discover new and innovative ideas which will transform your strategy by joining together with POCT colleagues to:
- Assess your staffing pool
- Explore practicalities of delivering face to face training
- Demonstrate the value of E-learning tools
- Engage your workforce in online solutions
- Integrate training and competency data with bar codes
- Maintain competencies for end users in the community
- Meet ISO standards for training
- Capture the necessary evidence and prove competencies
- Build an action plan to implement in your organisation
Designed for POCT leads, this case-study driven conference will impart new strategies that will drive your service forward. It will provide you with a unique and exclusive opportunity to share ideas and best practice advice with other services as well as benchmark your own service. Network with NHS representatives including:
- POCT Managers, Coordinators, Lead and Supervisors
- Clinical and Biomedical Scientists
- POCT Consultants and Associate Practitioners
- Laboratory, Quality and Risk Managers
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How to deliver sustainable, quality and standardised education for end users and operators of POCT
|9.30||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|10.00||Introductions and welcome|
|10.10||Delivering efficient and effective face-to-face training|
Exploring the practicalities of delivering face-to-face training: who, where, when and how?
Maintaining quality when practically managing training on a large scale and on multi-sites
What makes a good training session? What are the key elements a trainee needs to engage with training?
|11.30||Implementing and demonstrating the value of e-learning tools and solutions|
Delivering an e-learning tool: engaging staff, meeting standards and improving outcomes for patients
Measuring the pitfalls and benefits: maintaining quality, identifying targets, ensuring standardisation
Exploring the future of e-learning: can all training and competency guidance for POCT be delivered online?
|12.00||Interactive session: Engaging staff and adapting processes for different needs|
When POCT training needs to be delivered to end users ranging from health care assistants to Consultants, how can you ensure that all operators are adequately trained and tested? How can we best communicate complex science to non-scientific staff? Utilise this unique opportunity and come together with POCT colleagues from across the country to discuss solutions to your training and competency challenges.
|1.50||Improving connectivity by integrating training and competency data with staff bar codes|
From idea to implementation: introducing a link between training and competencies and bar codes
Assessing the practicalities: cost, implementation, engagement and administration
Measuring the impact integrated and connected education has on patient outcomes
|2.30||Discussion: How do we confirm competency?|
What methods do we use to check a user has listened, processed and can apply the information we provide them with? Do we need to adapt our competency check for the users’ background or should it be standardised regardless of their role? Take the time to consider your current training methods and hear ideas from colleagues and industry professionals for how you can improve your training engagement and effectiveness.
|3.20||Meeting ISO standards: capturing the necessary evidence and proving competencies |
Explore the training and competency requirements for ISO standards
Demonstrating that end users recognise their responsibility and accountability for each test they carry out
Clinical Governance engagement of senior clinical staff into training programmes
Future proofing your service: ensure training is sustainable, actionable and quality driven
|4.00||Build an action plan and take implementable training strategies back to your organisation |
When the need for POCT is increasing so is the demand for continuous training and competences. Leave this one day interactive workshop with an action plan to ensure that you are able to provide standardised, quality and sustainable training which will ultimately improve patient outcomes.
|4.20||Close of day|
Your workshop leader Katy Heaney will lead an innovative and interactive workshop packed full up educational presentations and discussion sessions.
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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Farringdon - The Hatton
51-53 Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HN, Tel: 020 7242 4123.
Farringdon The Hatton is a 2 minute walk from Farringdon Station (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City lines) and Farringdon Thameslink. There are also three NCP car parks within close proximity of The Hatton, one directly opposite the building.
Travel is not included in the conference fee. It is the responsibility of each delegate to make their way to the conference venue in adequate time. The conference organisers are not liable for any delays or non-attendance resulting from delayed or suspended transportation.
A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received in writing 28 days before the date of the event (less £90 administration charge). Notice of cancellation must be received in writing and submitted by contacting us here. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. You are still entitled to conference documentation in the event of cancellation.
Substitutions & Name Changes
Substitutions for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time. To inform us of a name change, please contact us here. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the venue, content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the conference format will not constitute a reason to refund the conference fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.
Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
Registration fees are payable in advance. The fee includes documentation, refreshments and lunch, it does not include travel costs or accommodation. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, delegates without proof of payment will be asked for either a credit card guarantee on the day or to sign a proof of attendance form.
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If you are unable to attend or would like to pick up an additional set of documentation on the day, the event documentation is available for purchase at £89 per set.