Webinar: The Role of Clinical Microbiology in Antimicrobial Stewardship


Antimicrobial stewardship is lead by Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy, Infection Control and Clinical Microbiology and involves the selection, dosing, route and duration of antimicrobial therapy. Goals of a stewardship program are to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences.

In this webinar, Richard Thomson, Jr., PhD will discuss:

  • The important role of Clinical Microbiology in providing education
  • Microbiology data and enforcement of guidelines as they relate to timely specimen transport
  • Rapid organism identification
  • Accurate antimicrobial testing and reporting.
  • Effective use of the cumulative antibiogram.
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