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The Impact of Organism Reporting from Respiratory Cultures on Antibiotic Prescribing

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From the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2023)
Presented by Andrea Prinzi, PhD, SM(ASCP)

This session describes the impact that culture reporting practices have on antibiotic use and how laboratory-based interventions can help support stewardship initiatives.

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

  • Identify at least three challenges associated with respiratory cultures
  • Summarize key findings from diagnostic stewardship respiratory culture studies
  • Describe at least one way the microbiology laboratory can support stewardship for respiratory cultures

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 MIC (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.