Antimicrobial Susceptibility CLSI Standards
This course is part of the Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) eLearning curriculum.
This course provides a detailed overview of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens. It focuses on the supplemental tables that correlate with the standards and the interpretive criteria for antimicrobials recommended for testing a variety of bacteria. The course provides essential information for those new to antimicrobial susceptibility testing and serves as an important refresher for experienced laboratory professionals.
At the conclusion of this eLearning, you will be able to:
- Recognize the role of CLSI in developing standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens
- Identify CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens
- Select antimicrobial agents appropriate for testing and reporting from the correct CLSI table when given a particular organism
- Outline a strategy for selective reporting of antimicrobial agents using CLSI tables
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems, Laboratory Training and Services Branch, is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by
the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E. ® credit.
P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-025-17
This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hour in the category of Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology for Florida Laboratory Licensees.
Florida Course Number: 20-413961
Length of Course