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Diagnostic Microbiology: Blood Culture Methodology/Clinical Utilization

Saturday, October 11, 2014: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Health care workers, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Investigators, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Researchers, Scientists

Tracks: Adult ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Investigative ID, Pediatric ID

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Unnecessary Streptococcal Antigen Testing in an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department
Ashley Bruns, DO ; Cameron Myers ; Brian Lee, MPH, PhD ; Megan Gripka, MLS (ASCP) SM ; Kristen Shaw, BS ; Sarah Weston, MD ; Andrew Loehr, RN, MSN, CPNP ; Robyn Kleweno, RN ; Angela Myers, MD, MPH
  • GAS QI Poster-2014 .pdf (1.5 MB)
  • By the Book: Inconsistent Compliance with Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute’s Antibiogram Guidelines in Community Hospitals
    Rebekah W. Moehring, MD, MPH ; Myra Hawkins, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID) ; Richard Drew, PharmD ; Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA ; Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH ; Kevin C. Hazen, PhD
    An Early Warning System to decrease Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) severity. 
    Jenny Fox, MD, MPH ; Leroy Thacker, PHD ; Nihar Sheth, MS ; Karen Hendricks-Muñoz, MD, MPH
    Evaluation of an Intervention to Decrease Blood Culture Contamination Rates in the Emergency Department
    Pavithra Kesavan, MD ; Kathy Judge, Clinical Specialist Microbiology/MT(ASCP) ; Elizabeth Bradfield, Director/RN, MSN ; Stephanie Troy, Assistant professor of Internal Medicine/MD
  • Blood Cx Poster IDWEEK.pdf (897.2 kB)
  • Clinical Utility Of Incubating Anaerobic cultures 2 Versus 5 Days
    Nida Hameed, M.D. ; Melvin Weinstein, MD ; Thomas Kirn, MD PhD
    Cost-Effectiveness of 30- Compared to 20-Milliliter Blood Culture Draws: A Retrospective Study
    Anita Cheruvanky, PGY3/MD ; Thomas Kirn, MD PhD ; Melvin Weinstein, MD

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