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Medscape Series

This series is presented through a collaboration between AACC and Medscape Education.

Significant advances have been made in diagnostic tests for patients with clinical signs of infectious disease. Whether it is suspicion of meningitis and encephalitis, acute gastroenteritis, a blood stream infection, or an acute respiratory infection, this series will explore the practical application of rapid molecular tests and how the results can inform clinical decision-making and support improved patient outcomes.

Please note that when you click on the Episode links, you will be taken to Medscape’s webpage and will be required to make a free Medscape account to view.

EPISODES

Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases

Episode #1: Meningitis and Encephalitis
OCT.30.2018 // 0.25 ACCENT // On Demand
Speaker: Anne J. Blaschke, MD, PhD
Program Goals:

  • Increase awareness of the strengths and limitations of rapid molecular tests for diagnosing meningitis and encephalitis
  • Facilitate the appropriate incorporation of rapid testing methods to improve patient health outcomes and support antibiotic stewardship efforts.

Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases

Episode #2: Acute Gastroenteritis
NOV.27.2018 // 0.25 ACCENT // On Demand
Speaker: Anne J. Blaschke, MD, PhD
Program Goal:

  • Increase awareness of the benefits and limitations of new and emerging diagnostic tests for acute gastroenteritis.

Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases

Episode #3: Acute Respiratory Infection
DEC.13.2018 // 0.25 ACCENT // On Demand
Speaker: Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
Program Goal:

  • Increase awareness of the benefits and limitations of new and emerging diagnostic tests for acute respiratory illnesses.

Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases

Episode #4: Bloodstream Infections
FEB.11.2019 // 0.25 ACCENT // On Demand
Speaker: Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
Program Goal:

  • Increase awareness of the benefits and limitations of new and emerging diagnostic tests for bloodstream infections.

Medscape Town Hall

The ID Consult: Addressing Diagnostic Challenges to Improve Patient Care
DEC.14.2018 // 1.25 ACCENT // On Demand
Moderator: Kimberly C. Chapin, MD
Speaker: Anne Blashke, MD, PhD; Ferric Fang, MD; David N. Gilbert, MD
Program Goal:

  • Increase awareness of the benefits and limitations of new and emerging diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

ACCREDITATION

For Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Professionals

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) designates a maximum of 0.25 ACCENT® credit hours for each episode of Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases and a maximum of 1.25 ACCENT® credit hours for the Medscape Town Hall. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.

For Physicians

Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Medscape, LLC designates a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for each episode of Diagnosis TV: Timely Identification for Informed Patient Care in Infectious Diseases, and a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the Medscape Town Hall. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit may be obtained after viewing the program at Medscape Education.