Dear Stanley: Resources to Help You Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Source: CDC/ James Archer

Dear Stanley,

I see it’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW), and I want to promote awareness at my lab. Does Microbiologics have any useful tools for labs that want to take action?

Thanks,

Cheryl, Portland, OR


Dear Cheryl,

You are correct! This week, health organizations around the world are shining a light on the threat of antibiotic resistance and what health providers, microbiologists and patients can do to slow the spread. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created many resources microbiologists can use in their labs and on social media including:

  1. GIFs, social media titles and posters that make it easy to spread the word to family and friends.
  2. A complete WHO guide to help organizations promote WAAW.
  3. Test procedures and current/new threats from the CDC to keep microbiologists informed all year.

Microbiologics also offers resources to help you stay on the front of lines of the fight against antibiotic resistance including:

  1. A reference document listing strains with known resistance profiles and genes (download the document).
  2. Blog posts highlighting changes to current testing methods and regulations including a post on the changes to the latest revision of CLSI M100 in March 2018 (read the post).
  3. A team of experienced technical experts at the ready to help you locate the right strain for your lab. Contact them at techsupport@microbiologics.com or 1.866.286.6691.

Thank you for taking part in the critical movement to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance!

Sincerely,

Stanley

Stanley Staphylococcus is a Master Micro-Technologist at Microbiologics, where he is responsible for helping customers understand why microorganisms behave the way they do. You could say he’s somewhat of a psychologist. Microbiologics has been lucky to have Stanley, a graduate of Gram-Positive Cocci University, as a member of their renowned Technical Support Team for over 20 years. Stanley says his favorite type of people are microbiologists and he enjoys traveling far and wide to meet them. Amazingly, Stanley has been on every continent – even Antarctica!

How to submit inquiries: There are two ways to get Stanley’s help. You can email your questions to stanley@microbiologics.com or you can simply submit an inquiry from our Dear Stanley page. For urgent issues, please contact our Technical Support Team at techsupport@microbiolgics.com or 1.320.229.7045.

 

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