HealthTrust presents…”The Pros & Cons of Procalcitonin: Initiation, De-escalation & Discontinuation” As antimicrobial stewardship programs continue to gain strength within hospitals across the country, many organizations are investing in resources to support pharmacists in antimicrobial decision-making. One tool that has aided this decision-making is the procalcitonin marker. Because the body of literature regarding procalcitonin has […]
HealthTrust presents… “Antimicrobial Stewardship Pearls: Antibiotic Treatment and Prophylaxis Duration” Download a PDF of this presentation Listen to a recording of this session On both a national and global level, the World Health Organization, The Joint Commission and the United States government have identified antimicrobial stewardship to be an issue of utmost importance. As healthcare […]
As part of the “Ask the Experts” webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents… “Ask The Experts: Rolling Out Antimicrobial Stewardship-Translating Evidence into Daily Practice” This activity will focus on approaches to optimize antimicrobial stewardship programs. The faculty will address the key issues and provide practice pearls for physicians and pharmacists. The […]
Syndromic Testing: The Key to the Right Diagnosis, the Most Appropriate Therapy, the Best Patient Care
PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will introduce the concept of syndromic testing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Topics to be covered will include the disease states for which syndromic testing is applicable and the various roles of syndromic screening, including diagnosis, contributions to antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, epidemiology and surveillance.