Speaker: Peter Gilliagan, Univ. of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Synopsis: Determining the etiology of wound infections is a demanding and frequently expensive and time-consuming undertaking. The large variety of sites and specimen types that fall under the rubric “wound” makes a brief review of this topic challenging. In this lecture, various strategies for the work up of wound cultures will be outlined.
Intended Audience: Clinical microbiologists including bench level technologists, supervisors, and laboratory managers/directors.
Objectives: Participants in this audioconference can expect to:
- Learn how to use abbreviated schemes to identify organisms found in wound cultures
- Learn cost-effective and clinically relevant strategies for the work-up of wound cultures; and
- Learn the importance of susceptibility testing in the management of wound cultures.
- Currently not available
Termination of CME Credit: This audioconference will not be eligible for CME credit after Feb. 3, 2005