DEC 01, 2022 9:00 AM PST

"From soup to nuts" The journey of a sample through an automated clinical microbiology lab

Sponsored by: BD
Speaker
  • Head of the Laboratory Clinical Microbiology of the St. Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg, The Netherlands
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract
Date: December 1, 2022
Time: 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST, 6:00pm CET
 
98% of in-patients will undergo a diagnostic test during a hospital stay.1 With the increased focus on the accuracy of diagnostic test results needed to make informed decisions to treat outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, and hospital acquired infections, optimizing your microbiology lab has never been more important. What does this look like? First, this means standardizing testing in the lab to produce consistent, timely quality results, and scaling the capacity of the lab to handle surges in patient specimen volumes. Next, it’s about accelerating turn-around time for specimen processing, so your lab can support the speed of diagnostic testing needed for clinicians to make the timely decisions required to manage their patients.2,3 During this webinar you will learn how automation, technology and change management can help improve your laboratory productivity KPIs and impact patient management.
 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe how the combination of automated technologies and change management can improve laboratory capacity and productivity.
  2. Illustrate how improvements in laboratory operational efficiency benefit turnaround time for patient results.
  3. Understand how automated solutions for MALDI-ToF target preparation can help streamline labor-intensive laboratory processes  

References:

  1. Ngo A, Gandhi P, Miller WG. Frequency that laboratory tests influence medical decisions. J ApplLab Med. 2017;1(4):410-414.
  2. Mutters NT, Hodiamont CJ, de Jong MD, Overmeijer HP, van den Boogaard M, Visser CE. Performance of Kiestra total laboratory automation combined with MS in clinical microbiology practice. Ann Lab Med. 2014;34(2):111-117. doi:10.3343/alm.2014.34.2.111 
  3. Thomson RB Jr, McElvania E. Total Laboratory Automation: What Is Gained, What Is Lost, and Who Can Afford It?. Clin Lab Med. 2019;39(3):371-389. doi:10.1016/j.cll.2019.05.002 
 
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