Prevention and control of antimicrobial resistant healthcare associated infections: the Microbiology Laboratory rocks!
- Autores: Alexandra S. Simões, Cristina Toscano, Elsa Gonçalves, Isabel Couto, Luís V. Lapão, Miguel Viveiros, Pedro Póvoa
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology
- Link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00855/full
This paper addresses the role and importance of the Microbiology Laboratory in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection and in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and how it can be leveraged when combined with the use of information systems. Additionally, we critically review some challenges that the Microbiology Laboratory has to deal with, including the selection of analytic methods and the proper use of communication channels with other healthcare services.