Today, blood cultures are a commonplace, highly advanced, and often automated function in microbiology laboratories, but this was not always the case.
Next week is Fungal Awareness Week, which is observed each year to bring attention to the need for early recognition of fungal infections. Early recognition is an important component to combatting these life-threatening infections.
Understanding sepsis and its causes can aid in rapid diagnosis and effective treatment, saving lives. Whether or not you are a healthcare professional, you have the chance to make a life-saving impact by helping to raise awareness during Sepsis Awareness Month.
Labs provide physicians and pharmacists with vital knowledge that allows patient care plans to be executed—all while contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. We sat down for a virtual interview with Dr. Rodney Rohde to discuss the important role of the laboratory in patient care and antimicrobial stewardship.