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Point-of-care testing quality control and implementation

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166 SREstimated Price

SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

6 continuing medical education hours


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Welcome to the Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Quality Control and Implementation Course. In healthcare, Point-of-Care Testing refers to medical diagnostic testing performed near the patient, at the site of care. It has gained significant importance due to its ability to provide rapid results, enabling faster decision-making and improved patient outcomes. Quality control in POCT is paramount to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results. This course aims to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of POCT quality control principles and strategies, as well as practical guidance for successful implementation in various clinical settings.


  • Define the scope and components of a comprehensive POCT program.
  • Analyze factors influencing the design of an effective POCT program.
  • Apply techniques to ensure the proper functioning and reliability of POCT equipment.
  • Develop strategies for inventory management and procurement of supplies necessary for POCT procedures.
  • Analyze and interpret quality control data to assess the accuracy and reliability of POCT results.
  • Implement ongoing training and competition assessment programs to maintain high standards of performance.


By achieving these learning objectives, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain high-quality POCT programs, ensuring accurate and reliable testing at the point of care.

Target Audience

  • Resident/Fellow
  • Laboratory Science
  • Science/Assistant
  • Medical Technology
  • Student/Intern
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Genetics


  • Nabil Abdullah Y Osayri

    Laboratory Science

    Laboratory Quality Management