DR Michael Weinbren

Time: 02:00PM – 02:40PM

 

Topic: AMR DIAGNOSTICS- Role of the Optimal Blood Culture Pathway

 

Brief Presentation Description:

Results of the national blood culture survey will be presented. An overview of the blood culture pathway will be presented showing how optimising the pathway can substantially improve turnaround times and their potential impact on antimicrobial stewardship.

 

Brief biography:

Results of the national blood culture survey will be presented. An overview of the blood culture pathway will be presented showing how optimising the pathway can substantially improve turnaround times and their potential impact on antimicrobial stewardship.

I became a consultant microbiologist in 1990. In 2011 I was part of a group which updated the blood culture Standard for Microbiology Investigation (B37), becoming the first SMI to incorporate specific time targets for processing. At Chesterfield Royal Hospital I led a multi-disciplinary team which optimised the blood culture pathway ensuring blood cultures were loaded on to the analyser 24 hours / day with minimum delay and positive blood cultures were removed for processing (by blood science staff) 24 hours / day.

About the Speaker
Michael Weinbren
  • Profession
    Consultant Microbiologist
  • Company
    Kings Mill NHS Foundation Trust