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Question: 55% of antibiotic prescriptions are written for viral respiratory diseases.
Question: The laboratory gold standard for viral respiratory identification is:
rapid shell vial
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Question: What are the advantages of PCR for viral respiratory identification?
decreased use of antibiotics
shorter length of hospital stays
better patient management
improved infection control practice
all of the above
Objectives met:1. Discuss Respiratory Viral Infections (RVI).*
Objectives Met: Cite RVI Epidemiology*
Objectives Met:3. Review old and new respiratory viruses.*
Objectives Met:4. Explain laboratory role in diagnosing RVI.*
Objectives Met:5. Illustrate DCMC experience with molecular methods used for RVI.*
New knowledge gained*
Pertinence to practice*
Quality of presentation*