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Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes

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As diagnostic microbiology laboratories evolve from profit to cost centers in the era of declining reimbursements, the clinical microbiologist will need a better understanding of how technology can impact the quality of patient care. In this course, the latest advances in technology for microbiology, some of the issues surrounding these methods, and the overall impact of these newer tests on patient care and health outcomes will be explored.

Course Level: Intermediate.

Intended Audience: This is an 11-topic practical course so laboratory personnel (e.g., medical technologists, supervisors, and directors) with a minimum of a bachelors-degree and familiarity with clinical microbiology will benefit the most.

Format: On-demand webcast (recorded) presentations.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: Each presentation is approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® credit. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser. ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program. All presentations are recognized by the California Department of Health and Florida Department of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal.

This educational course made possible through an unrestricted education grant from Roche Diagnostics.