Event details

Available On-Demand

Pediatric populations present unique challenges when collecting and processing laboratory samples. Many pediatric areas collect capillary samples, which are prone to clotting. In these areas, it is also important to minimize the amount of blood taken during laboratory sample collection. Point of care testing (POCT) can often be a great option to help minimize pre-analytic errors, decrease recollections, and aid in blood conservation.

Key learning objectives

  • Discover the benefits of POCT in pediatrics
  • Explore the challenges of collection and testing pediatric specimens
  • Understand the impact of POCT on the workflow of pediatric settings

Who should attend

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Point of Care coordinators
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Laboratory technicians/technologists
  • Healthcare professionals

Accreditation statement

SelectScience is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Attendees of this one-hour webinar are also entitled to 1.0 ACCENT Continuing Education Credits from the AACC. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies. Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email education@aacc.org.


Patti Hezel BS, MLS (ASCP)

Patti Hezel BS, MLS (ASCP)

Point of Care Coordinator

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha

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Patti Hezel is a Point of Care Coordinator at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha, where she has worked for 34 years. She has been instrumental in implementing and managing point of care testing programs in various pediatric areas throughout her facility.

Dora Wells

Dora Wells

Editorial Team


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Dora studied biomedical science at the University of Manchester, UK, and as a member of the editorial team, plays an integral role in helping to shape the content on SelectScience.



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