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Case 1: Use to improve AMS (Pneumonia)

In this video, Professor Bassetti presents a patient case study in which syndromic testing was used to add value to diagnosis, treatment and outcome. Case summary Patient admitted with hospital-acquired …

Microbial Challenges in Paediatric Settings

Children often present with fever, and signs and symptoms of various infectious diseases. The most common presentations are respiratory (i.e. upper or lower respiratory infections), gastrointestinal, or associated with the …

Linking Syndromic testing and AMS

Professor Manaf Alqahtani elaborates on AMS in this video, discussing the value syndromic testing — and diagnostic stewardship using syndromic testing — adds to existing AMS programs. As Professor Alqahtani …

Types of Syndromic testing

As mentioned in the previous week of the course, syndromic testing can rapidly detect multiple pathogens that cause overlapping signs and symptoms. Even though these often come in the form …

What is antimicrobial stewardship?

In this video Professor Manaf Alqahtani discusses antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), linking it to broader discussions on diagnostic stewardship and the support it provides for AMS programmes. …

What is Syndromic testing?

Syndromic testing is the process of using a single test to simultaneously survey a broad range of pathogens which typically cause overlapping signs and symptoms. In this short video, Professor …

End of Course Summary

Congratulations on completing this course on syndromic testing and antimicrobial stewardship! Having completed this course, you should now be able to: Explain the clinical uses for syndromic testing Describe the …

Practical considerations of Syndromic testing

In the previous step, we learned about the different syndromic testing panels used in clinical microbiology. Here, a summary of the cost-effectiveness of syndromic testing is considered. The revolutionary nature …

End of Week 1 Summary

We hope you have enjoyed the first week of this course, and have found it informative for your practice and/or interest. You should now have a better understanding of: Syndromic …

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to the second week of the course! So far we have defined syndromic testing, and learned about its value in patient care and disease diagnosis – in the context …

Criteria and characteristics of Syndromic testing

What is syndromic testing? Syndromic testing is the process of using one test to simultaneously target multiple microorganisms with overlapping signs and symptoms. Multiplex molecular panels can detect a range …

Welcome to the course

Welcome to this course on syndromic testing, covering its use in disease diagnosis and its value within antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). This course has been developed by experts in microbiology and …