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).

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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.

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Blood Culture: A key investigation for diagnosis of bloodstream infections

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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