Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care. It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with lab reports. Join us to learn how to interpret lab results and use sepsis case studies to improve patient care and antimicrobial stewardship in your community.
Providers, nurses, practice managers, and clinical staff from all healthcare organizations in the community are invited to join this event.
- Describe the laboratory testing cycle.
- List the 4 reasons for ordering a laboratory test.
- Explain the approaches for establishing a diagnosis.
- Practice correlating test results for a diagnosis of sepsis.
Roxanne Alter, M.S. MLS (ASCP). Roxanne has worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for 35 years as a medical laboratory scientist. In 1988 she was offered a faculty position in the College of Allied Health teaching medical laboratory students and other health professionals. Her teaching activities included lectures and practice on how to evaluate laboratory data. In the summer of 2010, she worked on special projects for Dr. Paul Fey, the director of clinical microbiology. It was during these projects that she evaluated hospitals in Africa and Haiti. She became the Nebraska State Biosafety Officer in the fall of 2015. She has spent the last three years training for Biosafety and has traveled across the state doing risk assessments in hospital clinical laboratories.
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- Locate the event, click “Join”
- Enter your name and email
- Enter the password: Lab
(If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
- Call: 1-888-332-7137
Access code: 47724370
If you have questions, contact: Nadyne Hagmeier, RN, 785-273-2552, Ext. 374.
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