Maximizing Productivity in Urinary Tract Infection Testing

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Ranjana Hawaldar, M.B.B.S., M.D.

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In this webinar, Dr. Ranjana Hawaldar will discuss a solution to help laboratories screen out samples that will not grow pathogenic bacteria prior to urine culture analysis. With this feature, laboratories can experience short TATs for negative results and support antimicrobial stewardship by helping to reduce the need for non-specific antibiotic treatment. After watching the presentation, you will be able to: - Discuss how UTIs impact healthcare settings and laboratory workloads - Review current alternatives for UTI testing - Assess the relevant factors associated with urine culture candidate screening - Propose strategies to introduce a urine culture candidate screening process in the laboratory to avoid unnecessary urine cultures P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.* Presenter: Ranjana Hawaldar, M.B.B.S., M.D. *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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