CDC Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance (November 14-20) to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
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Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
The CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (ASP) offers freely available, high-quality information and educational resources on antimicrobial stewardship practice, research, and policy. It features a dynamic, content-rich Web site designed to actively engage a diverse, international audience.
This project capitalizes on CIDRAP’s existing internationally recognized expertise, infectious disease news and information system, Web site infrastructure, and strong national and international audiences. Activities include the following:
American Society for Microbiology
With more than 39,000 members today, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
The Society’s American Board of Medical Microbiology (MBMM) Certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis or human disease. It is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure.
Time is of the Essence: Incorporating 2015 Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Updates and Rapid Diagnostics into Stewardship
Each year, CLSI modifies antimicrobial susceptibility breakpoints. This session will highlight these changes and review technologies available for rapid identification of pathogen and resistance mechanisms. Cases will be used to describe workflow and the impact pharmacists have on improving patient outcomes through utilization of rapid diagnostic tests, as well as appropriate application of CLSI breakpoints.
This session is free for SIDP members. For activity code, please contact: Stephanie Bulak at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of Antimicrobial Testing and Reporting in Stewardship
Standards for how antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) is performed are updated on an annual basis. This session will provide an overview of the current CLSI breakpoints and discuss new concepts such as additions of categories like “Susceptible – Does Dependent,” or S-DD. The most effective ways to utilize AST results in clinical practice will also be discussed.
This session is free for SIDP members. For activity code, please contact: Stephanie Bulak at email@example.comSIGN UP