Critical to improving time to effective antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcomes is the rapid identification of the causative pathogens.
TORONTO (PRWEB) April 04, 2019
Bloodstream infections are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in hospitalized patients. Critical to improving time to effective antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcomes is the rapid identification of the causative pathogens. There are several molecular methods capable of rapidly identify microorganisms and associated resistance genes from positive blood cultures or directly from blood. Though many studies have shown the positive impact of molecular rapid diagnostic tests on patient outcomes, the greatest impact to patient care occurs when such a test is coupled with antimicrobial stewardship intervention.
Join Eric Wenzler, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP Assistant Professor from the Department of Pharmacy Practice and College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases University of Illinois at Chicago in a live session on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12pm EDT (5pm BST/UK) to learn about
- The ePlex blood culture identification (BCID) panels and the importance of inclusivity in detecting a broad range of clinically relevant pathogens
- How rapid identification of pathogens in blood cultures can improve antimicrobial stewardship interventions
- How genotypic resistance can provide valuable information to guide therapeutic decisions
- How these benefits can help justify the implementation of rapid diagnostic tools for blood culture identification
For more information or to register for this event, visit How Rapid Diagnostics Can Supercharge Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs.
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