Introduction of the VITEK 2 Compact and Implementation of EUCAST Guidelines in a Microbiology Department

Cara Wrenn
The aims of this project were to introduce the VITEK 2 Compact and to implement European Committee Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing guidelines in a small microbiology department. The VITEK 2 Compact is an automated analyser for the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria and has been associated with decreased sample turn-around-times, cost savings and improved detection of multi-drug resistant organisms. There are 10 different guidelines for the clinical interpretation of antimicrobial susceptibility data. A national...
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