Lab & Microbiology Acronyms & Antibiograms | Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Series

Presenters: Julia Kiehlbauch, Ph.D., D(ABMM) & Zuwen Qiu-Shultz, MPH, CPH

Online CME Credit

Fee: $0.00

Provides 1.00 hour of CE/CME credit (Presented on August 10, 2022; Reviewed August 22, 2022; Expires August 22, 2024)


The Microbiology of Antimicrobial Stewardship: Organisms, Acronyms, and Methods | Julia Kiehlbauch, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Microbiology Representative to the Nevada ASP Board

Part one of this presentation discusses the organisms now commonly associated with antimicrobial resistance. The presentation reviews both new organisms and mechanisms of resistance. It reviews the methodology involved with the detection of antimicrobial resistance and explains some of the acronyms associated with antimicrobial resistance. Lastly, the presentation discusses the impact that antimicrobial resistance may have on patient care and infection control.

Antibiogram | Zuwen Qiu-Shultz, MPH, CPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Southern Nevada Health District

Part two of this presentation addresses what antibiogram is, why we need antibiogram, and how antibiogram is created.

This session topic is part of a six-part series presented by the Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program focused on the core elements of antimicrobial stewardship. To view all session topics in this series, please click on Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Series.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the organisms that are associated with antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe organisms newly associated with antimicrobial resistance
  • Define the acronyms used when describing antimicrobial resistance/antimicrobial resistant organisms
  • List methods used in the microbiology laboratory to detect antimicrobial resistance.
  • Define what an antibiogram is
  • Describe how the antibiogram is generated
  • State three benefits of having an antibiogram