Nurses working in Takla Landing and all FNHA Nursing Stations except for Kwadacha(Fort Ware) and Ulkatcho (Anahim Lake) are required to complete additional training in the use of the Abbott ID Now systems that are currently in all communities. (except for Kwadacha and Ulkatcho which have the GenX machines at this time.
From Laura – FNHA Professional Practice Lead – Rural/Remote Practice Team.
“I know this is a busy time, especially coming up on month end. And I know sometimes it is hard to see the benefit of being able to operate this device in communities as they do not rule out Covid-19. However – in the event of a positive case – they do offer the ability to get the public health response started days earlier than sending samples out to the nearest lab. I want to encourage everyone to complete this training, and to thank you in advance: we know that it is one more thing on your very long list of tasks to complete. Unfortunately, delaying this training could affect the conscious and paced way that equipment is operationalized for communities, as well as resulting in a heavier workload in the future. We know that you absolutely want the best chance for communities to be able to respond quickly and effectively to positive cases of Covid-19, and your ability to be able to offer this to community is vital.”
If you are currently booked on assignment, I have sent the education plan to your email and noted it below here. When you arrive for your assignment, you will be given opportunity to complete the practical component of this training, you can confirm completion at the email noted in your email and also send confirmation to HR@solutionsstaffing.ca so we can add it to your professional profile.
|This 7.5 hour course is designed for nurses who will be providing point of care SARS-CoV-2 testing using the Abbott ID NOW™ Analyzer.|
|Nurses are competent to perform NP, nasal and throat swabs
|After completion of this course participants will
· Demonstrate safe operation of the Abbott ID NOW™ for COVID 19 testing
· Identify parameters for testing, based on patient findings
· Interpret the results based on clinical history and symptom presentation
· Follow the reporting pathway and notify CMO when indicated
· Perform skills of patient specimen collection
· Perform Quality Control tests on the Abbott ID NOW
· Be able to maintain and troubleshoot the Abbott ID NOW
|Online or video/virtual instruction and competency assessment as well as hands-on familiarity with the device
|· FNHA Abbott ID NOW guidelines
· Operation of Abbott ID NOW
o Patient testing
o Documentation (accessioning log, requisition and sticker labels use, and documentation of visit)
· Exporting and Deleting data to maintain privacy
· Point of Care (PO) testing communication pathway
|Time||Independent Learning Materials
|☐Complete the Module 192: Abbott ID NOW Module 1: Operations, on the FNHA Learning Space
participate in real time simulation with (National Microbiology Lab (NML)
|Learning Space link
Arrange with your site PC.
Your PC will organize with NML (Rachelle.email@example.com)
|1 hour||Review documentation requirements
☐Section 5. Specimen Collecting, Accessioning, Storing, and Disposing for Abbott ID NOW™, Section 2- SPECIMEN COLLECTING and ACCESSIONING
☐Section 11. Reporting Results from the Abbott ID NOW™
☐Communication Sheet for MHO Recommendation
|2 Hours||☐Section Communication with Regional Health Authority MHO and Reporting
☐Complete case scenarios with Cathryn Aune. These sessions are available at the following times: Wed (1-3), Thurs (9-11) and Fridays (1-3)
| FNHA Point of Care Clinical Testing Guidelines for First Nations Communities
Contact your site PC Lead to organize with firstname.lastname@example.org
|☐ Perform 1 Positive and 1 Negative QC test and send a photo of results to PC or NML.
Must include serial number of Abbott ID NOW and location of device in email. This is done if the nurse participated in NML simulation with Rachelle. Otherwise, the nurse should send to PC Lead, who is certifying competency
Send confirmation to your PC.
*if you would like to receive NML certification for Abbott ID NOW™ use please connect with your PC Lead. They will forward your results to NML: Rachelle.email@example.com
*Abbott ID NOW location and serial number will be required for NML certification.
*This step will also be required for first QC on any device.
|20 minutes||Privacy and data collection:
☐Review section 4: Exporting and Deleting Results on the Abbott ID NOW Analyzer
|Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test Administrator Manual
|1 hour||☐ Familiarize yourself with the following reference resources.
In Guidelines See table 1: Pre-test likelihood, result interpretation and follow up table
|5 minutes||☐ Email your Learning module certificate of completion to your Practice Consultant
OR submit your competency quiz (if NML session attended instead of Learning Hub course) to your Practice Consultant
*Note, you do not need to complete this quiz if you have Learning Hub certification
|10 Minutes||☐ Complete the Competency Checklist and email scan completed form to Practice Consultant – PC will review the checklist
|FNHA Abbott ID NOW competency checklist
If you have any questions regarding competencies email your PC directly to review.
|5 minutes||☐send completed and signed (by PC) competency checklist to CNO.CPT@fnha.ca
|If the PC finds the process used for these patients is competent and complete, the PC:
1) signs off the nurse as competent on the competency checklist
2) sends the signed competency checklist to CNO.CPT@fnha.ca
CNO.CPT will then send the nurse a certificate of competency in the use of ABBOTT ID NOW