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CLSI Blog Articles

Read the latest articles about CLSI and laboratory standards in the official CLSI Blog. Browse our most recent blog articles below.

AST Updates

On February 26 and 27, 2020, CLSI will host its annual M100 updates webinar.

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CLSI Internal Audit Workshop at MedLab Middle East

CLSI’s GHP team will be hosting a workshop on February 9-11th at the Medlab Middle East exhibition in Dubai. Participants will learn how a laboratory can establish an internal audit program to enhance the quality of its services through continual improvement.

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The One Health Initiative

January is One Health Awareness Month, when we promote the importance of public, animal, and environmental health. Learn about how CLSI has promotes the values of the One Health Initiative through its AST subcommittees that establish testing standards for the human and veterinary laboratory sectors.

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How Using CLSI’s M100 Helps the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

In January of each year CLSI publishes M100—Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. M100 reports the antibiotic breakpoints that help medical laboratorians throughout the world provide accurate test results to health care providers. These breakpoints aid laboratorians in selecting the most appropriate and effective antimicrobial treatments for patients.

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US Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

The week of November 18-24 marks the celebration of US Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW). USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness about the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic resistance occurs when microorganisms adapt so that they are no longer able to be treated with drugs that were once effective.

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World Standards Week

World Standards Week (WSW) will be celebrated November 4-8, 2019, in Washington, DC. A yearly gathering, in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) members and diverse private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities will convene for topical discussions and special events.

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Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week (HQW) is celebrated October 20-26th this year and is sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). HQW is dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve healthcare quality. It’s also an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of healthcare quality.

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