October 07, 2020
This informative webinar will feature two speakers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who will dive into the collaborative efforts between the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team to adopt and implement the rapid sample-to-answer ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Gram-Positive (BCID-GP) Panel, which detects 20 bacterial targets, 4 antimicrobial resistance genes associated with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) along with two Pan targets that help to identify a wide array of gram-negative bacteria and 4 of the most prevalent Candida species from a positive blood culture.
From the laboratory perspective, the Clinical Microbiologist will focus on laboratory changes needed to adopt a rapid diagnostic panel for the detection of gram-positive bloodstream infections, including the validation, workflow, quality assurance and reporting of this test into the Laboratory Information System and EMR. From the Antimicrobial Stewardship perspective, an Infectious Diseases Pharmacist will define the roadmap for translating the BCID-GP Panel results into optimized patient care algorithms, including real-time stewardship interventions based on organism identification and detection of resistance genes.
Join Stephanie L. Mitchell, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director of Clinical Microbiology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology at UPMC, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh and Ryan K. Shields, PharmD, MS, Associate Director, Antibiotic Management Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh in a live webinar on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2pm EDT.
For more information or to register for this event, visit Management of Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections: Collaboration Perspectives from the Laboratory and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
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