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950-17 SS CLSI 2017 AST Update

February 3 — October 1, 2017

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Available February 3, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Cosponsored by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute 

Approved for 1.5 P.A.C.E. ®, Florida or CPH-Recertification Credit; CEUs accepted by all licensure states.

This program is available the day after the live program and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

REGISTER YOUR SITE NOW! $99/site includes unlimited access (and CEUs) for everyone at your site. 

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

Description
Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important for microbiology laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 2017, the annual update of the M100 tables (CLSI document M100 | Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, 27th Edition) will publish. Some highlights for 2017 include additional suggestions for testing colistin/polymyxin B and poorly growing Staphylococcus aureus. To complement the webinar, an optional post program self-assessment will be provided that will allow individuals to assess their knowledge regarding the most important AST and reporting issues for 2017. Laboratories can use this feature to augment competency assessment requirements for their staff.

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

  • Identify the major changes found in the new CLSI M100-S2
  • Develop a communication strategy for informing clinical staff of significant AST and reporting changes
  • Design a strategy for implementing the new recommendations into laboratory practices

Faculty
Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP), Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM), Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Additional Information
Registration deadline: September 17, 2017

A transcript will not be provided for this program. 

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

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

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Sessions
There are no additional sessions for this event.