2019 Fecal Occult Blood Annual Competency

This course meets College of American Pathologists requirements for provider-performed fecal occult blood testing annual compliance training. If you have questions regarding course content or compliance requirements, please contact the point of care testing coordinator at your entity. 

Baptist Health facilities require that providers complete the annual competency by July.

NOTE: All providers who successfully completed the initial competency course piloted in 2018 will automatically be enrolled in the 2019 annual competency course and will receive reminders starting in May 2019. The 2019 annual competency course will be open to all providers starting January 1.  


Target Audience

Baptist Health providers who perform fecal occult blood testing.

Learning Objective

  • Utilize the fecal occult blood test successfully and accurately interpret results. 

Additional information
  • Gerald J. Kost (2001) Preventing Medical Errors in Point-of-Care Testing. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: October 2001, Vol. 125, No. 10, pp. 1307-1315.
  • College of American Pathologists Accreditation Program, Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Checklist, 2017 Edition, Northfield, IL available at www.CAP.org
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Joseph Scott, M.D.
Chair and Medical Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Joseph Scott, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Juana M. Garcia, B.S., M.T., and other content contributors do not have any financial relationships to disclosure. Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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