This webinar will allow participants to understand the appropriate indications for performance of antimicrobial susceptibility on Enterococcus spp. The presentation will feature examples, including questions that laboratories frequently encounter, to demonstrate how to answer and effectively report results related to enterococcal species.
After the completion of the webinar the participants should be able to:
- List appropriate antimicrobial agents for reporting on Enterococcus when isolated from a variety of body sites.
- Discuss methods for detecting common types of acquired resistance encountered in Enterococcus.
- Explain the significance of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) from clinical and epidemiological perspectives.
Stella Antonara, PhD D(ABMM), Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunoserology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio