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NACDS Point-of-Care Testing training program

Sep 25, 2014

NACDS Point-of-Care Testing training program

University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute is hosting the Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of Care Testing certificate & Train the Trainer program, NACDS’ two-day training opportunity for pharmacists.

Day 1 - equips participants with the skills to implement a point-of-care testing program in their pharmacy for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIC and hepatitis C.

Day 2 - participants learn to train their fellow pharmacists.

Get more information about the program at:


  • Day 1 for Certificate Program: August 7th at 8:30am - 5pm
  • Day 2 for Train-the-Trainer: August 8th at 9am - 3pm
  • Lunch provided on both days
  • Exact Location for Trainings: The exact building/room number of the training at the University of Utah will be shared via e-mail with participants closer to the training date, when confirmed.
  • There is no hotel room block affiliated with this training. Please make travel arrangements as you see fit.

To prepare for the live training, please login to NACDS' eLearning platform and complete home study reading followed by an assessment and an evaluation. Please allow adequate time to complete these activities, as home study accounts for 12 hours of study for the Certificate Program. This platform also serves as the access point to receive continuing education credit and a course certificate.


Please follow these instructions to login:

    • Go to
    • Click “Log in” at the middle right side of the homepage, then click “Sign up for a new account.”
    • In the Enrollment Code redemption area, enter:
      • Certificate Enrollment Code: KNFLKPMK, then click “Redeem.”
      • Train-the-Trainer Enrollment Code: X7JP7LHN, then click “Redeem.”
    • Once you finish the login process, click on “My Learning Activities” where you will be able to access both courses. Completion of home study activities is only required for the Certificate Program.
    • All students must complete Steps 1-3 within the Certificate Program learning product PRIOR to the live training. Completion of these steps is necessary to prepare for the live program and to also receive continuing pharmacy education credit. You will have two attempts to receive a grade of 70% or higher for the online assessment.
      • Step 1: Home Study of Required Readings
      • Step 2: Take Online Assessment & Complete Home Study Evaluation
      • Step 3: What to Bring to Class & Other Helpful Tips

Please wear comfortable clothing to the live training so that you can participate in physical assessment and specimen collection activities. You will be provided with a hard copy of the presentation slides at the live trainings. You do not need to bring any home study materials with you.

By voluntarily participating in the NACDS Point-of-Care Testing training program, you consent to being photographed at the training by NACDS and further authorize NACDS to publish for any purpose, and to claim any applicable rights to, such photos.

Please be in touch if you have any questions prior to the live training, or experience any difficulty using the eLearning platform. These trainings are fully booked – if you can no longer attend for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible.