3.75 CME/SAM/CE CREDITS
To many practicing pathologists, microbiology represents the histopathologic recognition of organisms involved in infectious disease processes, using available ancillary techniques as needed. Beyond that, every pathologist should maintain some working knowledge of the clinical microbiology laboratory in order to practice responsibly. Clinical microbiology technologists perform tests designed to identify a variety of organisms in clinical specimens and answer defined clinical questions, yet they often face unusual situations that may require a pathologist’s assistance. Using real-life examples, this course will provide a microbiology perspective on what pathologists should understand about:
Following this session, participants may complete a related online self-assessment module, available at cap.org through October 26, 2011.
You will learn to:
Nancy E. Cornish, MD, FCAP
Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD