CACMLE Webinar Courses

Webinar: (03-23-2016) Microbiology 282 – Optimizing Blood Cultures: What we know, what we don’t, and how we can do better.

$150.00

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
Christopher D. Doern, PhD, D(ABMM)

This session will discuss both pre-analytic and analytic components of blood cultures. We will discuss optimal volume for both adult and pediatric patients as well as some interesting data regarding the etiology of blood stream infection in the post-vaccine era. In addition, we will discuss whether or not anaerobic cultures are necessary in all patients, particularly in children where blood volume may be limited. Lastly, we will look at currently available systems for the detection of bacteremia and review the literature addressing their performance. This discussion will include not only routine blood culture systems, but also fungal blood cultures as well.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
Christopher D. Doern, PhD, D(ABMM)

Microbiology Session #282: Optimizing Blood Cultures: What we know, what we don’t, and how we can do better. BUY NOW

Learning Objectives.
At the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify critical components for optimizing blood culture yield.
  2. Discuss challenges in pediatric blood culturing.
  3. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of currently available blood culture systems.
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