JUL 24, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Clostridioides difficile Testing: Conundrums, Guidelines and Diagnostic Stewardship

Sponsored by: BD
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speakers
  • Professor of Pathology Director, Division of Medical Microbiology The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Biography
      Karen Carroll, MD trained in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Currently, she is Professor of Pathology and the Director of the Division of Medical Microbiology at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll's focused areas of clinical research at JHU have been in the areas of epidemiology and diagnosis of healthcare associated infections, especially C difficile infections.
    • Assistant Professor Section of Infectious Diseases Department of Internal Medicine University of Missouri Kansas City
      Biography
        Masako Mizusawa, MD, PhD, MS, completed a medical microbiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in 2017 and currently works at University of Missouri Kansas City as a microbiology laboratory consultant, an infectious disease physician and a director of antimicrobial stewardship.

      Abstract:
      DATE:  July 24, 2019
      TIME:   9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET
       
      This webinar offers an overview of C. difficile diagnostic test methods, discussion on the controversy regarding the best laboratory method for diagnosis of C. difficile infection, and suggestions for diagnostic stewardship interventions for improvement of C. difficile PCR testing utilization.
       
      At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will have learned about the:
      • Current challenges with C. difficile testing
      • The IDSA/SHEA guidelines for diagnostic testing
      • Interventions to improve C. difficile testing
       
       
       
      Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
       
      LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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