This course is part of the Biothreat Preparedness Training Sentinel Laboratories Series.
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Burkholderia spp. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:
- Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
- Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly
At the conclusion of this eLearning, you will be able to:
- Summarize the basic epidemiology and ecology of Burkholderia spp.
- List important aspects of biosafety in working with Burkholderia spp. in the laboratory
- Outline the role of the LRN sentinel laboratory in the detection of Burkholderia spp.
- Apply various laboratory tests that are used to presumptively identify Burkholderia spp.
- Use sentinel laboratory protocols to Rule Out or Refer isolates for the identification of Burkholderia spp.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
This course is being revised, so P.A.C.E.® credits are not offered at this time. You may receive a course completion certificate without P.A.C.E.® credits. The revised course will offer P.A.C.E.® credits.