Antimicrobial resistance is a continually growing threat, a threat that requires a team of minds working towards one common goal. bioMérieux has created a new webinar series to bring together laboratorians and clinicians to share best practices for optimizing diagnostic data and technology with the goal of preserving antibiotics for future generations.
PCT has become the workhorse diagnostic test for many antibiotic stewardship programs in the U.S. and abroad. The latest issue of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (CCJM) highlights the important role PCT testing now plays in stewardship.
There is a concentrated effort to reduce the misuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics because they are often the drugs of last resort when treating highly resistant bugs. The widespread misuse and overuse of these powerful antibiotics will only hasten the decline of their efficacy.