Antibiotic Stewardship: The Basics for U.S. Microbiologists

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Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D.

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Barbara L. Zimmer discusses trends in antibiotics and resistance, and the role microbiology laboratories play in staying ahead of their potentially damaging effects, such as longer illness, increased mortality, prolonged hospital length of stay and increased costs. After attending this webinar, you will be able to: • Better understand antibiotic resistance • Position your laboratory to comply with antibiotic policies and recommendations • More accurately test for and monitor antibiotic resistance in your laboratory P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.* Presenter: Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D. Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D., is a principal scientist for Beckman Coulter. She is also a lecturer in mycology and infectious diseases in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer is an advisor of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. She was previously on the Board of Scientific Counselors’ Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group for the CDC and is the past industry advisor to the Microbiology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. She is the author of more than 30 papers and 130 posters and has presented approximately 100 scientific workshops. *Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.

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