Information derived from antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) can be a powerful tool in determining appropriate selection, dosing, and duration of antibiotics. The standards for how this testing is performed change on an annual basis and can influence the results that the clinician uses to make treatment determinations.
This session will provide an overview of the current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoints and discuss new concepts such as the addition of the category of “susceptible – dose dependent” or S-DD. The most effective way to utilize AST results and apply them at the bedside will also be discussed. The format for the activity will include examples of laboratory reports and clinician responses to these reports as discussed by the speakers in an interactive format.
August 27, 2014 - 2:00–3:00pm Central Time
(fee waived for SIDP, ACCP ID PRN, and ACCP CRIT PRN Members
with special code/ check your email for the code)
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James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA
ID Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
& Adjunct Associate Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP)
Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
UCLA Health System
· List the CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing introduced in 2014.
· Discuss strategies for reporting antimicrobial test results to best influence appropriate therapy.
· Describe ways in which the microbiology lab can contribute to antibiotic stewardship and confront contemporary antimicrobial reporting and antimicrobial prescribing challenges.
Can’t make the live webinar?
This webinar is scheduled to be available On-Demand at http://www.proce.com/AntimicrobialTesting
beginning September 24, 2014.
This CE activity is co-sponsored by ProCE, Inc., CLSI, and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-14-162-L01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based live CE activity (initial release date 8-27-14). This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Successful completion of an online post-test and evaluation at www.ProCE.com is required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given.
This activity is self-funded by SIDP, CLSI, and members of ACCP ID PRN and ACCP CRIT PRN.