The Role of Carbapenemase Testing in Clinical Practice

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00am-12:00pm

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) are pleased to present a webinar on the importance of carbapenemase testing in clinical practice. The webinar is the third in a series on the surveillance and containment of carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO).


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Objectives

Discuss the importance of carbapenemase testing in an infection control program. Describe how carbapenemase testing can be used to inform antibiotic prescribing practices. Understand how the local epidemiology of CPO can guide empiric treatment decisions.


About Us
The Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program in the California Department of Public Health Center for Health Care Quality oversees the prevention, surveillance, and reporting of HAI and antimicrobial resistance (AR) in California's hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, infections acquired as a result of receiving health care remain a public health problem; most HAI are preventable by following infection prevention care practices. Since 2010, the HAI Program:

  • Receives and publicly reports California hospital HAI data to provide hospital quality information to the public and prompt providers to take action to prevent infections;
  • Follows up with hospitals that have high infection rates;
  • Convenes statewide and regional HAI/AR prevention collaboratives to coordinate prevention efforts among facilities that commonly share patients;
  • Assists local public health agencies to investigate unusual infection occurrences and outbreaks that occur in healthcare facilities.
For more information contact HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov


Continuing Education
Continuing Education: Credits - 1

Audience

Infectious disease physicians and pharmacists

Healthcare epidemiologists and infection preventionists

Clinical microbiologists

Local public health communicable disease and laboratory staff