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Handling Identification/Susceptibility Mismatches in the Modern Age

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Alan Junkins, PhD, D(ABMM)
This session will demonstrate how susceptibility results should be used as a quality control check on identification results and vice versa. It will specifically look at how this process has changed with the implementation of new methods in the microbiology laboratory.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List resources available for recognizing and managing identification/susceptibility mismatches..
  2. Design strategies for dealing with identification/susceptibility mismatches.
  3. Describe how implementation of modern methods (MALDI, rapid blood culture panels) can affect quality assurance of identification & susceptibility reporting.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Microbiology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.