MAR 16, 2021 9:00 AM PDT

The evolving role of the microbiology lab: COVID-19, AMS and new automated technologies that improve rapid diagnostics

Sponsored by: BD
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speakers
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville│Medical Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University of Louisville Hospital
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  • Medical Director of Microbiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center│Professor in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Abstract
Date:  March 16, 2021
Time: 9:00am (PST),  12:00pm (EST)
 
An important lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is how critical the microbiology laboratory is to ensuring hospitals have surge testing capabilities. At the same time, an increased focus on antimicrobial resistance and rapid detection of resistant organisms has created a need for faster turnaround times while adding layers of complexity. Bottom line: lab resources are increasingly strained. In addition, with microbiology experts retiring and fewer graduates entering the field, labs have struggled to attract and retain the necessary talent to support their increasing volumes. During this webinar you will learn how COVID-19 has impacted AMS initiatives while highlighting the essential role of the microbiology lab in combating AMR and how new technologies in lab automation enable streamlined identification and susceptibility testing to improve laboratory workflow.
 
Learning Objectives
  • Outline how COVID-19 has impacted hospital antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs
  • Discuss the critical role of microbiology laboratory testing, and surge testing capabilities for crisis management relating to pandemic and AMR
  • Examine new, automated technologies designed to streamline pathogen identification and susceptibility testing to support stewardship initiatives
 
 
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