Review of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases
Bacterial, viral and fungal infections are often clinically indistinguishable and cannot be managed appropriately without the aid of diagnostic tests. Molecular diagnostics are increasingly being used for the rapid and accurate establishment of a microbial cause of infections. Dr. Pablo Marcelo Laufer will discuss the importance of promptly diagnosing the infection, identifying the pathogen utilizing appropriate diagnostic tools available, and administering effective treatments in a timely fashion.
Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and related members of the hospital care team.
- Describe and effectively implement evidence-based tools to achieve timely diagnoses of common infectious diseases presenting in the pediatric emergency department.
- Recognize when interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) are indicated to diagnose/rule out tuberculosis.
Pablo Marcelo Laufer, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Pablo Marcelo Laufer, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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