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911-17 Antimicrobial Resistance Mechanisms: a Primer for Bench Techs

April 18, 2017


Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm ETA

Approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E. ®, Florida or CPH-Recertification Credit; CEUs accepted by all licensure states.

$99/site includes one connection to the live program with unlimited attendance (and CEUs) for everyone at your site AND unlimited access (and CEUs) to the archived program for 1 year.

Payment Options: Pay online using a credit card or by check payable to APHL with a registration form.

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Understanding antimicrobial resistance can be challenging. However, a basic understanding of how bacteria become resistant will likely improve the clinical microbiology bench technologist’s ability to recognize potential problems with antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) results. This session will examine the basics of antimicrobial resistance among contemporary pathogens. An emphasis will be placed on explaining how various types of resistance mechanisms lead to specific AST results. The goal is to provide background information to increase the bench technologist’s confidence in reporting AST results.

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

  • Explain the difference between intrinsic and acquired resistance
  • List the major ways bacteria become resistant to antimicrobial agents
  • Discuss how an understanding of resistance mechanisms can help one to identify potential problems with AST results on patients’ bacterial isolates

Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP)
Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA

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Additional Information
Busy on the day of the program? No problem, registration includes unlimited access to the archived online program for one year or register for just the archived program!
Registration deadline: April 16, 2017

Problems Registering? Please email registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET.

Need additional connections to the program? If additional connections are used for the live program, an additional program fee will be billed to you. Contact the registrar at 240.485.2727 if you need to register multiple sites.

Please note: You will be automatically registered for the online archived version if your payment is received after the registration deadline.

Payment Options: Pay online using a credit card or by check payable to APHL with a registration form. Click here for a registration form. Send check and registration form to APHL Registrar PO Box 79117, Baltimore, MD, 21279-0117. Be sure to 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.

Cancellation Policy: We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

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There are no additional sessions for this event.