Podcast Series: Diagnostic Stewardship

Diagnostic Test Utilization and Appropriateness 

Episodes in this series:

1. Clostridioides difficile testing: Finding the Sweet Spot

July 25, 2019 | Length: 22:44

2. Culture of Urine Cultures: Limiting Inappropriate Testing & Treatment

August 8, 2019 | Length: 21:50

3. Procalcitonin: Weighing the Benefits and the Costs

August 28, 2019 | Length: 18:05

4. GI BioFire FilmArray Assay – We’ve Got a Test and a Result, Now What?

September 13, 2019 | Length: 17:56

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role of the electronic health record in appropriate use of diagnostic tests
  • Learn from an example intervention to improve the use of diagnostic tests
  • Identify best practices when pursing diagnostic stewardship interventions
Course summary
Course opens: 
07/25/2019
Course expires: 
07/31/2022

Speakers:

Episode 1: Clostridioides difficile testing: Finding the Sweet Spot

Michael Calderwood, MD, MPH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Curtis Donskey, MD
Cleveland VA Medical Center 

Episode 2: Culture of Urine Cultures: Limiting Inappropriate Testing & Treatment

Barbara W. Trautner, MD PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Mohamad Fakih, MD
Ascension St. John Hospital

Episode 3: Procalcitonin: Weighing the Benefits and the Costs

Thomas M. File, Jr., MD
Summa Health Medical Group

Shira Doron, MD
Tufts Medical Center

Episode 4: GI BioFire FilmArray Assay – We’ve Got a Test and a Result, Now What?

Nicholas Moore, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
Rush University

Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Organizers:

Whitney Buckel, PharmD
Intermountain Healthcare

Krystina Woods, MD
Mount Sinai West

SHEA Staff:

Jade Belcher
Online Learning and Development Coordinator

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/25/2019
Course expires: 
07/31/2022
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