Presented by Andrea Prinzi PhD, MPH, SM(ASCP); recorded on 12/20/22
This session will review core concepts of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the microbiology lab including methods of testing, how interpretive criteria are (breakpoints) are determined and updated, and how AST plays a role in public health.
At the end of this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe at least two different types of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performed in the microbiology lab
- Explain the process for AST breakpoint determination and updates
- Summarize the role AST plays in public health and antimicrobial resistance prevention and control.
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. 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.
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.