Integration of Rapid Diagnostic Panels for Blood Culture ID and Resistance Markers into Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Role of the Microbiology Lab
Presented by: Jose Alexander, MD., D(ABMM) FCCM, BCMAS SM, MB(ASCP)
In this webinar, Dr. Jose Alexander from AdventHealth Orlando discuss the role the clinical microbiology lab has taken in integrating a rapid sample-to-answer diagnostic platform for the identification of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and their associated antimicrobial resistance determinants.
Dr. Alexander also highlights a recent clinical case that illustrates the importance of rapid testing for organism identification, as well as the critical information that can be gained from the detection of an antimicrobial resistance gene, and how antimicrobial stewardship along with these results are key to clinical decision making in patients with bacteremia.
The webinar is followed by an extended Q&A session with Dr. Alexander.
Dr. Jose Alexander obtained his MD degree from the Central University of Venezuela and trained as a Medical & Public Health Microbiologist.
He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) and a Fellow from the Canadian College of Microbiology; also, he is certified as Specialist in Microbiology and Molecular Biologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist by the American Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA).
He currently is the Clinical & Technical Director of the Microbiology, Virology and Immunology Laboratories at AdventHealth Orlando.
Dr. Alexander is passionate with the integration of resistant markers and MIC for a better use of antimicrobial and precision medicine.