Strategies for Syndromic Testing and Antibiotic Stewardship – a Critical Role for Urinalysis and Rapid Antigen Testing

On demand

1 hour

Respiratory and urinary tract diseases surprisingly share some common ground. Identifying the causative agent for each is difficult, whether pathogenic or non-pathogenic. Additionally, both are frequently treated with antibiotics that may or may not be necessary. For those reasons, these conditions are exemplary for how diagnostic strategies for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship can improve healthcare. This webinar will explore urinary tract infections and respiratory diseases from the viewpoint of symptom presentation, differential diagnosis, and ultimately how diagnosis leads to better treatment and use of antibiotics. It will explore how urinalysis and rapid antigen testing at the point of care are a key component to an overall strategy for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship programs.
Attila Juhasz

Attila Juhász, MD, PhD 
Specialist in Medical Microbiology
Consultant at Tritonlife Labs and Neumann Diagnostics, Hungary

Dr. Juhasz is a consultant and supervisor for several labs including TritonLife Labs and Neumann Diagnostics in Budapest Hungary. He has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics diagnostics and laboratory medicine. He also holds a medical degree from the University of Debrecen with a specialty in medical microbiology.

Allison Chambliss

Allison B. Chambliss, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Associate Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Allison Chambliss is an associate professor of clinical pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has a PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on nanobiotechnology. She has authored several papers on urinalysis testing and antibiotic stewardship.

  • Physicians 
  • Nurses 
  • POC Coordinators 
  • Clinicians
  • Laboratory Technicians/Technologists
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Develop a knowledge of urinary tract and respiratory disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Understand current testing strategies for suspected urinary and respiratory infections.
  • Understand the use and misuse of antibiotics for each condition, from unique perspectives.
  • Develop an understanding of how point of care testing can be used to improve outcomes.

Attendees are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the AACC.