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What's the Point of Care in Pharmacy Practice?

Rannon Ching, PharmD
Tarrytown Pharmacy

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the potential role point-of-care testing in pharmacy practice, including the potential opportunity for pharmacies to offer coronavirus testing
  • Explain what it means for a diagnostic test to be CLIA-waived and what is required to use CLIA-waived POC tests in the community pharmacy setting
  • Identify the knowledge base, training, and special licenses needed to begin point of care testing in the pharmacy
  • Evaluate how point of care testing can complement or advance existing clinical services offered in the pharmacy
  • Create a plan to provide CLIA-waived point of care tests in your pharmacy

Activity Description

This program consists of 1 video and downloadable resources in PDF format.  To begin, take the ungraded pre-test for the module below.  Review the video and handout(s), then complete the post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts) and evaluation. CPE credit will automatically upload to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.10 CEUs (1.00 contact hour) of continuing education credit. In order to receive 1.00 contact hour of CE credit, the participant must complete the online pre-test (ungraded), watch the included video in its entirety, pass the online post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts), and complete the online evaluation.  Upon successful completion of the course evaluation, continuing pharmacy education credits will automatically be uploaded to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
Please make sure NABP profile ID and date of birth (month/year) are entered correctly under learner's profile in this system.




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Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists




What's the Point of Care in Pharmacy Practice?

About the Faculty

Rannon Ching, PharmD
Tarrytown Pharmacy

Rannon is the Pharmacist-In-Charge at Tarrytown Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy that’s been serving the community of Austin Texas since 1941. He was born in Honolulu Hawaii, living there until his family moved to Lake Travis in Austin, Texas in 2000. Rannon completed his undergraduate pre-requisites and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. He manages and operates Tarrytown Pharmacy, an Austin-based independent pharmacy, and their numerous advanced clinical services; including their PGY-1 community pharmacy residency, immunization and point-of-care testing program, 3rd and 4th year IPPE and APPE UT College of Pharmacy students, and health-care facility relations. The Texas Pharmacy Association awarded him with the 2019 Excellence in Innovation award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy. Rannon was also honored with the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the UT Austin College of Pharmacy Alumni Association. He currently serves as the Speaker for the Texas Pharmacy Association’s House of Delegates.He works closely with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, and is involved with teaching third and fourth-year pharmacy students, developing research projects, and is a member of the college’s Experiential and Admissions committee. In addition, he equips and encourages his pharmacy team to pursue new and innovative advanced clinical services for the pharmacy.

Disclosure:  Rannon Ching is an employee of Tarrytown Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy in Austin, Texas.


Activity Number


Release Date: Sep 26, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 25, 2023

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