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Educational Booklets

The information in these booklets is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a medical director, physician, or other qualified health provider regarding processes and/or protocols for diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition. bioMérieux assumes no responsibility or liability for any diagnosis established or treatment prescribed by the physician.

Antimicrobial Stewardship - A practical guide to implementation in hospitals

The objective of this booklet is to provide practical recommendations for healthcare workers in hospitals to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing and illustrate the role of diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs).

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of bacteria & fungi

This educational booklet explains basic facts concerning the relevance and procedures of in vitro susceptibility testing. It provides information on the essential elements required to perform and utilize susceptibility testing as a tool for optimizing anti-infectious therapy.

Procalcitonin - For diagnosis and guidance of antibiotic therapy

This educational booklet provides clinicians with a practical guide to the use of procalcitonin (PCT) for diagnosing bacterial infections, differentiating bacterial from non-bacterial diseases, assessing disease severity and prognosis, and optimizing antibiotic therapy.

Use of procalcitonin to support antimicrobial stewardship - A selection of clinical cases

This educational booklet on the use of Procalcitonin (PCT) to support Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) gathers real-world cases from renowned international experts sharing their experience on the use of this biomarker in their clinical practice.

Please note that this educational resource contains the authors’ personal opinions and clinical approaches and does not necessarily represent the viewpoint, strategy or opinions of bioMérieux. 

Carbapenem Resistance - From diagnosis to outbreak management

This booklet covers issues related to carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (mostly carbapenemase producers in Enterobacteriaceae), as well as their clinical relevance, detection, treatment and prevention.

Antimicrobial Prescribing - Optimization through drug dosing and MIC

This booklet will focus on principles for optimization of antimicrobial prescription and dosing to treat bacterial infections (non-mycobacterial), as well as the value of determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) in customization of antimicrobial therapy, especially for treating critical patients and drug-resistant bacteria.

Clostridioides difficile infections - From diagnosis to outbreak management

This educational booklet concentrates on the key information needed to understand, diagnose, control and treat Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), the role of CDI as a quality performance indicator and the importance of diagnostics.

Blood Culture - A key investigation for diagnosis of bloodstream infections

This booklet aims to answer key questions commonly asked in relation to blood culture, provide practical recommendations for routine blood culture procedures, and offer an illustrated step-by-step guide to blood culture collection best practices.

Acute Kidney Injury - AKI

This educational booklet has been written by Professor John Kellum. It aims to stand as a practical guide to AKI for the non-expert.

This booklet will take you through the definition, the burden, the biomarkers, the prevention, evaluation and management of AKI and the follow-up for patients with AKI.

Tuberculosis - A practical guide to diagnosis and management of latent and active TB

This educational booklet, written by Professor Keertan Dheda, provides an overview and practical guide to the classification, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and prevention of latent and active TB.

It is aimed at recently qualified healthcare professionals, junior medical officers, primary care physicians, and general physicians.

Acute Coronary Syndromes - Clinical utility of cardiac troponin

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise, up-to-date information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of myocardial infarction with special emphasis on the role of hs-cTn measurements for risk stratification and management of patients. Aspects of the laboratory and clinical factors affecting the routine measurement of cTn using hs-cTn assays are also discussed.

Heart Failure Management - Clinical utility of NT-proBNP

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise, up-to-date information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of heart failure, with special emphasis on the role of NT-proBNP measurements for the risk stratification and management of patients. Some aspects of heart failure prognosis and treatment are also discussed.

D-DIMER for exclusion of venous thromboembolism

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE), with special emphasis on the role of D-dimer, including criteria for its use as a valid exclusion test.

Hormone Assays - Making a key contribution to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

This educational booklet is intended to be a practical guide on hormone assays for biologists and clinicians to help maximize success rates in their patients using modern infertility treatments.

Platelet Safety - Impact, prevention & control of bacterial contamination

This educational booklet is intended to be a useful reference tool for blood bank and transfusion services professionals involved in the preparation of platelet concentrates, and the prevention and detection of bacterial contamination.

Environmental infection control in hospitals

Recent evidence is growing on the importance of environmental contamination as a reservoir for healthcare-associated infection (HAI): airborne transmission of aspergillosis is a high risk for immunosuppressed patients; water contamination may be a reservoir for acquisition of high-risk pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosaLegionella pneumophila or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales; the survival of resistant bacteria on dry surfaces has been responsible for transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridiodes difficile.

Value of infectious disease diagnostics throughout the patient pathway

Read the latest handbook from Hospital Healthcare Europe on “Value of Infectious Disease Diagnostics throughout the Patient Pathway”. Learn how in vitro diagnostics and the concept of the value of diagnostic information (VODI) are essential components of modern-day health care, enabling more informed clinical decision-making and directly impacting the quality of patient care and health-related outcomes.

The scientific content in the above materials has been developed independently by the speaker(s)/author(s). The views presented in these materials are the authors’ personal opinions and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint, strategy or opinions of bioMérieux.

The content on this website and associated materials do not constitute medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for the individual professional judgement of any physician or other health care practitioner regarding the appropriate course of action for a particular patient. All recommendations should be independently reviewed with appropriate medical staff in light of the needs of any particular institution and its patients. bioMérieux makes no guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information for any particular purpose, including but not limited to any cost savings.