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Case Report – Vibrio vulnificus

In November 2016 CMPT sent a PT sample with the Survey M163. Sample M163-3 as a simulated Wound sample collected from a 50 year old naval diver with an arm wound injury and cellulitis. The sample contained a strain of Vibrio
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Professional Development Course

The 2016-2017 course is nearing its end. The 2018 course will start in January 2018. Registration for the course will start in October 2017. Stay tuned for more news!  
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Video Challenges

In 2017 CMPT implemented a new tool in an effort to extend EQA to the extra-analytical processes in the total laboratory testing. Two Video Challenges were sent   (VC164 and VC172) with the Clinical Bacteriology Surveys. The videos and questionnaires can
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Resistance to Macrolides and Lincosamides

by Veronica Restelli Macrolides are composed of 2 or more amino or neutral sugars attached to a lactone ring of variable size. Commercially available macrolides have a 14-membered (clarithromycin, erythromycin, and roxithromycin) or 15-membered (azithromycin) lactone ring. Lincosamides (clindamycin and
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Connections Summer 2017

VOLUME 21    NUMBER 2         SUMMER - 2017            ISSN 1496-3876 RESISTANCE TO MACROLIDES AND LINCOSAMIDES Macrolides have been in use since the early 1950s and are a major alternative to the use of
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W172

W172 Drinking Water – Final Results – Survey Shipped: July 10, 2017

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H172

H172 HPC Testing for Drinking Water – Final Results – Survey Shipped: July 10, 2017

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POLQM Quality Conference: Laboratory Quality in Challenging Times

On October 1-3, 2017 our sister program: Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management will host the 2017 Fall Quality Conference with the special theme: “Laboratory Quality in Challenging Times”. The conference will be held at the Paetzold Health Education Centre
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Video Challenge VC172

Watch the following video and answer the accompanying questionnaire. NOTE: the video does not have audio and it is approximately 1.5 min. long Questionnaire (PDF) The questionnaire is also available online when entering results. Some institutions don't have access to YouTube. If
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Case History for M172

Clinical Bacteriology Survey M172 has shipped. You can access the Case History for each challenge HERE

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