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Who Moved My Lab

Who Moved My Lab

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Symposium lecture at the Fifth Decennial Meeting on Nosocomial Infection Prevention in Atlanta, 2010
Symposium lecture at the Fifth Decennial Meeting on Nosocomial Infection Prevention in Atlanta, 2010

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Published by: djdiek on Mar 11, 2013
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Who Moved My Lab?Infection control impact of achanging laboratory environment
Daniel J. Diekema, MD, D(ABMM)Professor University of IowaCarver College of Medicine Associate Hospital Epidemiologist Associate Micro Lab Director University of Iowa Hospitals
Disclosures: Research support from Pfizer,Merck, Astellas, Schering and bioMerieux
 
How common?
No recent reliable data on laboratoryconsolidation and off-site moves
Managed care during 1990s wasassociated with widespread changes inlab services
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Consolidation, downsizing, mergers, off-site moves
From 1990-1998, 23% reduction in CMLs
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Simultaneous reduction in employment of technologists experienced in clinical microbiologyMarwick C. JAMA 1998;280:1213-14.
 
Is it a problem?
Key roles of the microbiology lab ininfection prevention
Surveillance
Outbreak detection and management
 Antimicrobial stewardship
 Advisory
Educational
How do offsite moves and laboratory consolidation affect these functions?

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