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601-12SS CLSI 2012 AST Update

Event Code: 590-601-12
Event Type: Previously Recorded Teleconf

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Co-Sponsors:
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

Original Program Date(s):
February 1, 2012

Dates Program Will be Available:
February 15, 2012- August 1, 2012

Registration Fee:
$95.00

Description:
Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important for clinical laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 2012, the annual update of the M100 tables (CLSI document M100-S22) will be published along with updates of the standards that describe how to perform disk diffusion (M02-A11) and MIC tests (M07-A9). One of the highlights for 2012 will be revised interpretive criteria (breakpoints) for beta-lactams and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These breakpoint changes and several other new recommendations found in M02-A11, M07-A9, and M100-S22 will be discussed.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the major changes found in the new CLSI document M100-S22.
  • Design a strategy for implementing the new practice guidelines into their laboratory practices.
  • Develop a communication strategy for informing clinical staff of updates.

Faculty:
Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP)
UCLA Medical Center

Who Should Attend:
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings

Continuing Education Credit:
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.Program. Participants will be awarded 1.5 contact hour(s) for each program they successfully complete. P.A.C.E.is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. Florida continuing education credit will be offered based on 1.5 hour(s) of instruction. tact hours. Additionally, Florida continuing education credit will be given to Florida participants.
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by August 1, 2012.

Registration:
The cost of this training is $95. You may pay online using a credit card. If you would like to pay by check, please request a registration form from the APHL Registrar at 240-485-2727. Send a check made out to "APHL" to APHL Registrar PO Box 79117, Baltimore, MD, 21279-0117. Be sure to attach a registration form and include the number of the course on the check. If no registration form is received your check will be deposited but you may not be registered for the course or get a confirmation notice. We do not accept purchase orders. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please e-mail registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727between 8:00 AM  4:30 PM (ET).

Special Needs and Information:
Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to customersupport@aphl.org. Please allow sufficient time for APHL / NLTN to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800-536-6586/ 800-536-NLTN.

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