Is testing for ESBL Production Necessary? A Pro/Con Debate with Dr. Erin McCreary, Dr. Pranita Tamma, and Dr. Jim Lewis
UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS), Infectious Disease Connect, and MAD-ID present a free 1-hour interactive continuing education program focusing on if testing for ESBL production is necessary.
Goal: This activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team by educating clinicians on this topic that is not well understood by the general healthcare population, and is often extensively discussed/debated, and managed by infectious diseases specialists. This session will highlight the importance of how to recognize an ESBL-producing organism, define generally accepted treatment options based on the type of infection, and present clinical scenarios where there is still controversy based on the available scientific evidence.
1. Discuss pros of testing for ESBL production in ceftriaxone-non-susceptible Enterobacterales
2. Describe cons of testing for ESBL production in ceftriaxone-non-susceptible Enterobacterales
3. Determine how microbiology laboratories and antimicrobial stewardship teams can collaborate to improve care of patients with multidrug-resistant infections
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