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Blood Culture 101 - Best practices from pre-analytical to post-analytical phases Webinar
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Description: Sepsis represents a substantial healthcare and economic burden worldwide, and remains a leading cause of death. Due to the high morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis, blood culture and associated diagnostics for bloodstream infections must be accurate and efficient to correctly inform treatment decisions.
Join our experts as they discuss actionable steps to implement in each phase of the diagnostic pathway and strategies to improve the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of your blood culture tests.
Start date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
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Description: Sepsis represents a substantial healthcare and economic burden worldwide, and remains a leading cause of death. Due to the high morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis, blood culture and associated diagnostics for bloodstream infections must be accurate and efficient to correctly inform treatment decisions.

Join our experts as they discuss actionable steps to implement in each phase of the diagnostic pathway and strategies to improve the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of your blood culture tests.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

Course/Activity Information

At the end of this webinar you will understand:

  • The pre-analytical phase of blood collection
  • Pre-analytical variables unique to blood culture collection
  • Blood cultures systems and media
  • Blood culture process
  • Monitoring of blood culture results in the laboratory

 

Speakers: Patrick R. Murray, PhD and Sol Green, PhD

Dr. Patrick R. Murray received his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology at UCLA, postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, and was director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Washington University from 1976-1999. In 1999, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and in 2001, he accepted the position of Senior Scientist and Chief of Microbiology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In July 2011, he retired from the NIH and accepted his current position at BD Diagnostics as Vice President, Worldwide Scientific Affairs. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America, member of the CLSI Consensus Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Standards, former Chairman of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, former Editor-in-Chief of the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology from 1990 to 2010, former Editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and currently serves on numerous editorial boards. He has authored more than 275 research articles and 20 books.

Dr. Green has over 25 years clinical research experience in fields of Laboratory Medicine, including preanalytical variability and errors, clinical chemistry and automation, blood pH and gases, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, special chemistry and cardiac markers. He is a fellow of the AACC Academy, and has a Certificate of Qualification as a Clinical Laboratory Director in New York State. He has been responsible for oversight of the BD Preanalytical Systems Department of Medical Affairs in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as North and South America. Currently he is the US Medical Director and Director of Global Technical Services.

 

Recorded: March 24, 2021

 

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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