Clin Guidelines & Protocols

Recommended Guidelines from Experts
Duodenoscope surveillance sampling and culturing guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CDC, and ASM.
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Sentinel Guidelines
ASM, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) collaborated on these protocols to offer standardized, practical methods and techniques for Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratories.

Evidence-Based Guidelines
ASM and CDC partnered to provide evidence‐based information to healthcare stakeholders about the effectiveness of quality improvement practices.

  • Effectiveness of Preanalytic Practices on Contamination and Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Cultures: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    http://cmr.asm.org/content/29/1/105
  • Effectiveness of Practices to Increase Timeliness of Providing Targeted Therapy for Inpatients with Bloodstream Infections: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00053-14

 

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