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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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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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Case History for M172

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

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