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"Ur ine Our Way": A Process Improvement Strategy for Urine Culture Stewardship

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:SEP.21.2023 1:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $0.00

Member Price: $0.00

Your registration includes access to the recording on demand through September 30, 2024.


Laboratory professionals support clinical operations on a daily basis but are often not involved, consulted, or engaged in the performance improvement plans affecting hospital performance measures. This webinar will provide insights into the value of inter-departmental teamwork that includes engaging laboratory teams as part of the multi-disciplinary collaboration to improve processes and patient outcomes. The presentation will focus on Urine Culture and Diagnostic Stewardship and share challenges and strategies for reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Infection (CAUTI) rate by improving the urine culture ordering, and urine collection and handling process through a multi-disciplinary effort.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), medical technologists, pathologists, and other laboratory professionals overseeing/conducting within this topic.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of laboratory professionals in the improvement process and action planning.
  • Identify strategies to engage the multi-departmental stakeholders to promote system’s change related to “Urine Culture Stewardship”.
  • Identify targeted outcome and process measures to drive change.


Cedric BolCedric Bol, MLS (ASCP)
Director of Clinical Laboratory Services, Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
Moreno Valley, CA

Gigi (Marigene) McNichollMarigene (Gigi) McNicholl, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC
Patient Safety Officer Riverside University Health System
Moreno Valley, CA

Disclosures and Statement of Independence

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

  • Cedric Bol, MLS (ASCP)
  • Marigene (Gigi) McNicholl, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Content Validity

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 4251. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.

Successful Completion Statement

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].

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