Fecal Occult Blood Initial Training and Competency

This is the fecal occult blood initial training course for newly credentialed providers. Providers are required to complete this online course prior to patient testing. This course is compliant with the College of American Pathologists  and The Joint Commission standards. 

If you have any questions regarding course content or compliance requirements, please contact the point of care testing coordinator at your entity. 

NOTE: All providers who successfully complete the initial training will automatically be enrolled in the annual competency course. The 2020 annual competency course will open to all providers starting January 1, 2020.  

Target Audience

Newly credentialed 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
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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.

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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

Accreditation Period

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