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Australain Point of Care Practitioner's Network (APPN)

The Australian Point of Care Practitioner's Network (APPN) aims to provide a professional and effective programs for training, certification and professional development for all PoCT operators to ensure PoCT devices are operated within appropriate clinical standards.

New content is regularly being added to the site and existing information updated. We encourage you to visit the site on a regular basis.

The use of Point of Care (PoCT) in Australia continues to grow, particularly in the rural setting where timely access to pathology services is not available. Combined with a wide geographical area it makes training and certification of PoCT operators an expensive exercise both in financial and resources terms. APPN is an innovative solution to train, certify and support PoCT operators.

APPN is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through an agreement with the AACB.