CACMLE Webinar Courses

Webinar: (04-20-2016; 05-18-2016; 06-22-2016) Microbiology 3-Part Series SpMV-1 – Gram Stain Interpretations: Become Part of the Patient Care Team

$390.00

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, and Wednesday, June 22, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern):
Richard (Tom) Thomson, PhD, D(ABMM)
Program Overview:
This Workshop will consist of (3) one-hour webinar sessions presenting ways to:
– standardize Gram stain reporting
– establish minimum criteria for those who read Gram stains
– train experienced laboratorians advanced morphology and pattern recognition skills
– describe how Gram stain interpretations can transform patient care.

Everyone from generalists to microbiologists will acquire new and valuable skills using Images and Case Studies collected over decades.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, and Wednesday, June 22, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern):
Richard (Tom) Thomson, PhD, D(ABMM)

Microbiology Special 3-Session Event #SpMV-1: Gram Stain Interpretations: Become Part of the Patient Care Team: BUY NOW

Session #1: Gram Stain Basics: Staining & Reporting
Wednesday – April 20, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
Learning Objectives.
At the completion of this Session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe smear preparation and the Gram stain method
  2. Accurately identify microbial and cell morphologies
  3. List the components of the Gram stain microbiology report to include:
    – Format
    – Scoring for contamination/acceptable for culture
    – Guide for culture work-up
  4. Define how the Gram stain report is used by physicians and caregivers
    to:
    – Identify the pathogen
    – Guide empiric therapy and antibiotic stewardship

Session #2: Advanced Gram Stain Reporting
Wednesday – May 18, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
At the completion of this Session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe rare microorganism morphology
  2. List differences between Gram stain interpretations and Gram stain reports
  3. Define pattern recognition
  4. List the indicators of pathology seen in Gram stains
  5. Describe “patterns” of infectious diseases in Gram stains

The Homework Assignment will be emailed to all participants following this Session. The assignment (via case studies, digital images and gram stain results) will apply the information presented in Webinars #1 and #2. Participants will be given 5 weeks to complete this assignment.

Session #3: Gram Stain Interpretations: Case Studies
Wednesday – June 22, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
At the conclusion of the discussion for the Homework Assignment, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define what Gram stain findings mean to the physician after
    reviewing case studies focusing on the respiratory and urinary tract,
    as well as wound, tissue and body fluid specimens.
  2. Describe how and when to report Gram stain interpretations
  3. Demonstrate the value of including images with Gram stain
    interpretations.
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