NOV 20, 2020 12:00 PM PST

The Expanding Role of Microbiology in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sponsored by: BD
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speakers
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Scientific Director and Microbiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Biography

      Dr. Morgan has over 30 years of laboratory experience first as a bench technologist and then laboratory director. Her professional focus has been antimicrobial stewardship, Clostridium difficile diagnostic strategies and infection control measures, and application of molecular methods to the microbiology laboratory. These interests have led to over 100 abstracts and publications. Dr. Morgan earned her BS in Medical Technology at the University of Oklahoma, and her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Campus. She obtained a Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). She is certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. She has been twice awarded the Golden Apple Award for teaching Medical students, Pathology residents and Infectious Disease Fellows at Cedars-Sinai medical center. She has spoken at numerous regional and national meetings, presented numerous national webinars, and she is the past president of her local ASM chapter (SCASM), and hosts a microbiology blog on the internet for the review of microbiology, "Microbes with Dr. Morgan". Dr. Morgan is a Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she has worked for 34 years.

    • Microbiology Solutions Consultant, Becton, Dickinson, and Company
      Biography
        Dr. Toni Beavers is a Microbiology Solutions Consultant where she provides provides consultative services for infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs using informatics and change management. While the Technical Chief, Clinical Instructor and Mentor for Arkansas Children's Hospital, she taught microbiology to diverse group of students, training of medical devices and diagnostic instrumentation, and conducted research for published manuscripts. She was awarded her Ph.D. and Master's in Public Health from Walden University and she earned her B.S. in Medical Technology and Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Beavers is also certified as a Specialist in Microbiology and Medical Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). 

      Abstract
      Date:  November 20, 2020
      Time: 12:00pm (PST),  3:00pm (EST)
       
      Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for an estimated 700,000 deaths worldwide each year.1 By the year 2050, projections estimate up to 10 million deaths and $100 trillion in costs each year.1 Effective antimicrobial stewardship programs are critical in preventing increasing rates of resistance to antibiotics. These programs may lead to improved patient outcomes, and optimized resource allocations across the continuum of care.2 In this webinar, you will learn about how the microbiology lab plays an increasingly important role in antimicrobial stewardship.
       
      Learning Objectives
      • Summarize why Stewardship is important
      • Discuss the core elements of stewardship and microbiology's role
      • Summarize the importance of rapid reporting and assistance by pharmacy with communication of microbiology results
      • Explain how rapid diagnostic methods that can be used to assist diagnosis / including MALDi and a timely performance of a susceptibility test to supply necessary MIC information (Phoenix).

       

      1. O’Neill J, 2014. Review on Antimicrobial Resistance: tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations. Accessed November 2, 2018.
      2. Morency-Potvin P, Schwartz DN, Weinstein RA. 2017. Antimicrobial stewardship: how the microbiology laboratory can right the ship. Clin Microbiol Rev 30:381– 407.
       
       
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