This page contains information about training and education opportunities for medical laboratory personnel in Nevada.
Glucometers, Fingerstick Devices & Safe Infection Practices
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has found that medical facilities, including laboratories and physician practices are inappropriately using single patient use only glucometers and fingerstick devices on multiple patients.
To better assist your laboratory’s effort in the performance of safe waived glucose testing, including the proper use of glucometers and penlet devices and the prevention of exposing patients and health care personnel to any avoidable risks, the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology is offering a free online training on safe injection practices worth 0.5 CEUs. Click on "Safe Injection Practices Training (0.5 CEUs offered) New Training!" at this link.
Recommended Practices for Performing Waived Tests Under a CLIA Certificate of Waiver
This booklet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes recommended practices for physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and others who perform patient testing under a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver.