APR 23, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Liquid Based Microbiology: Simplify Sample Collection and Transport to Improve Patient Care

Sponsored by: COPAN Diagnostics
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speaker
  • Scientific Director, Copan Diagnostics
    Biography
      Dr. Sharp received her B.S. in Medical Technology and her M.S. in Medical Microbiology & Biochemistry from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed a 2-year post-doctorate fellowship in Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology, at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. She served as a director for microbiology laboratory services for over 30 years. She is currently the Scientific Director for Copan Diagnostics, Inc.
      Dr. Sharp has been an active member of The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) for 30 years. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Sharp served as the Chair of the ASM Public and Scientific Affairs Board's Committee on Laboratory Practices from 2007 to 2015, as well as Chair of the Examination Development committee and Vice-Chair of the ABMM during 1999-2015. She was selected as the 2012 bioMerieux Sonnenwirth laureate, ASM's highest award given for leadership in clinical microbiology, and received ASM's American Board for Medical Microbiology Professional Recognition Award in 2017. Dr. Sharp has recently served as an advisor to the CLSI Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Sub-Committee, and is a current member of the CLSI AST Resistance Working Group and the Methods Application and Interpretation Working Group. She is an active member of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Office of Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a member of the College of Pathologists Microbiology Resource Committee. Dr. Sharp is a Past-President of ASM and a former member of ASM's Board of Directors.
      Dr. Sharp has given numerous lectures and workshops nationally and internationally, and has numerous publications in the field of clinical microbiology. Her most prominent area of interest has centered on cost-effective, clinically-relevant diagnostic microbiology.

    Abstract
    DATE:  April 23, 2019
    TIME:   9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT
     
    Today’s Clinical Microbiology laboratory is under tremendous pressure to perform quality testing efficiently while limiting additional cost to the medical institution. Many laboratories are being asked to streamline sample collection products due to consolidation. In doing so, laboratories must strategically evaluate each sample to determine the best type of collection and transport system.
     
    This webinar will introduce viewers to the advantages of a Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM) system for collection transport and processing of Clinical Microbiology Specimens. Liquid Based Microbiology products transform previously challenging samples such as swabs, feces and sputum into liquid samples. The LBM line has many important advantages in the Microbiology laboratory.
     
    Better Pathogen Recovery
    Clinical studies show that LBM products perform as well or better than gold standard collection devices.
     
    Reduce Costs, Simplify and Streamline Specimen Collection
    LBM products allow for efficient collection and transport of specimens and can be used for traditional culture and many molecular tests, eliminating the need to use a different container for each collection or test.
     
    Improved Patient Comfort
    Allows one to avoid taking multiple samples from a patient.
     
    Easy Automation
    Samples are in uniform containers, liquid format are easily processed on automated specimen processing instruments, reducing the need for manual handling.
     
    Learning Objectives:
    • List benefits of liquid based collection and transport systems
    • List types of samples that can be moved to a liquid form
     
    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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