Identify, Diagnose and Manage Sepsis Efficiently with Interdisciplinary Testing
Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Location: Industry & Science Showcase Theater North, Exhibit Hall
Date: Saturday, June 22, 1:00 –1:45 p.m.
Sepsis is a global crisis affecting millions of people and costing healthcare organizations billions of dollars. Additionally, sepsis is often difficult to diagnose, treatment is resource intensive and time is critical for positive patient outcomes. Improved outcomes are shown with identifying and diagnosing early, and monitoring patient response to treatment by serial testing. Beckman Coulter’s comprehensive solutions spanning hematology, microbiology, immunoassay, chemistry and urinalysis can be utilized from the moment the patient enters the emergency department through time spent in intensive care. Our unique offering of Early Sepsis Indicator and lactate can help identify sepsis earlier, antimicrobial treatment can be refined with rapid bacteria identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing and patient response to treatment can be monitored with procalcitonin.
Join Beckman Coulter’s ASM Microbe Showcase, “Identify, Diagnose and Manage Sepsis Efficiently with Interdisciplinary Testing” to discover how you can know sooner and act faster when diagnosing and treating sepsis.
About the Presenter: Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D.
Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D., is a principal scientist for Beckman Coulter. She is also a lecturer in mycology and infectious diseases in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer is an advisor of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. She was previously on the Board of Scientific Counselors’ Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group for the CDC and is the past industry advisor to the Microbiology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. She is the author of more than 30 papers and 130 posters, and has presented approximately 100 scientific workshops.