Strategies for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship - a critical role for urinalysis and rapid antigen testing
07 Feb 2023
Respiratory and urinary tract diseases surprisingly share some common ground. Identifying the causative agent for each is difficult, whether pathogenic or non-pathogenic. Additionally, both are frequently treated with antibiotics that may or may not be necessary. For those reasons, these conditions are exemplary for how diagnostic strategies for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship can improve healthcare.
This webinar will explore urinary tract infections and respiratory diseases from the viewpoint of symptom presentation, differential diagnosis, and how diagnosis leads to better treatment and better use of antibiotics. Plus, the expert speakers will discuss how urinalysis and rapid antigen testing at the point of care (POC) are key components to an overall strategy for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship programs.
Key learning objectives
- Learn about urinary tract and respiratory disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Understand current testing strategies for suspected urinary and respiratory infections
- Understand the use and misuse of antibiotics for each condition, from unique perspectives
- Discover how POC testing can be used to improve outcomes
Who should attend
Physicians, Nurses, POC Coordinators, Clinicians, Laboratory Technicians/Technologists, and Healthcare ProfessionalsSiemens Healthineers