Release Date: Sep 2019
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, SBP
Esther Babady, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director of Operations, Microbiology Service, Associate Attending, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- List examples of non-microbiology tests that may suggest an infectious disease process.
- List examples of new microbiology tests used to confirm or support a diagnosis of infection.
- Recognize the importance of communication across laboratory disciplines for optimal patient care.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians
Healthcare continues to become more complex, with an increase in the number of complex patients and advances in treatment and diagnostic options. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important for patient management, including diagnostics, to take advantage of the clinical expertise across various sections of the laboratory using a diagnostic team approach. This webcast will present challenging clinical cases that highlight the importance of communication between various sections of pathology and laboratory medicine and the clinical microbiology laboratory in particular.