2018 CPIP-B Case 2: Microbiology - Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Bloodstream Infections - CPIP0202Q.2018
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This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists and residents.

Credit Type: CME, SAM, CPD
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: February 19, 2018
Expiration Date: February 18, 2021 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
THIS ACTIVITY REQUIRES CREDIT CARD PAYMENT. If you ordered this product in advance, click Learning Search to locate the activity.

To enroll in the series with one easy payment, or to enroll multiple participants from the same institution, contact the CAP at 1-800-323-4040 option 1. This option is only available until December 31, 2018, after this date this activity is only accessible by an online credit card payment.

This activity highlights the risks of bloodstream infections and the use of rapid blood culture diagnostics. Rapid infectious disease diagnostic tests have both a significant impact on laboratory workflow, as well as on patient care. These tests are designed to detect the majority of infectious etiologies associated with specific clinical syndromes, with results available in approximately one to two hours. Learn how rapid infectious diagnostic tests help ensure optimal antimicrobial therapy while addressing the continuing threat of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the risk factors associated with bloodstream infections (BSI) and the consequent complications.
  2. Describe the application of rapid diagnostics in BSI.
  3. List the advantages and disadvantages of rapid diagnostics in comparison to the traditional methods utilized within the clinical microbiology laboratory.
  4. Compare and contrast the utility of available FDA-cleared rapid blood culture diagnostic tests.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hours equivalent to 3.75 credits.

Passing Requirements
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.

Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a letter of participation.

Payment Information
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.

College of American Pathologists
Education Division
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at education@cap.org or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
Pop-up blockers must be turned off.

CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org.

This activity and evaluation is available February 19, 2018, and will expire on February 18, 2021, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.

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Non-Member Price:   $59.00  
Member Price:  $45.00   

2018 CPIP-B Case 2: Microbiology - Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Bloodstream Infections