BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

As Influenza Season Unfolds, COPAN Offers Free Educational Respiratory Sample Collection Videos for Healthcare Providers


1/7/2013 12:16:06 PM

MURRIETA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has reported that "influenza activity began relatively early compared to recent seasons during the 2012-2013 season[i]". As the 2012-2013 influenza season outbreak unfolds, questions about proper sample collection for respiratory specimens arise.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130104/LA37125)

COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. understands the importance of a sample collected properly and has worked with infection control and point-of-care providers to develop training videos and specific collection guides demonstrating proper technique for collection of respiratory specimens. Among the educational resources produced by COPAN Diagnostics, Inc., a set of videos was created for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The Joint Commission to be used in a web based course on influenza diagnosis and treatment in ambulatory settings for healthcare providers. The educational videos show proper technique for collecting respiratory specimens for influenza using swabs, aspirates and washes. Demonstrations of Nasal and Nasopharyngeal swab sample collection use FLOQSwabs by COPAN and COPAN's Universal Transport Media (UTM). Additional videos demonstrate proper technique for Nasal Aspirates and Nasal Washes.

These videos are a free resource available on COPAN Diagnostics' website: http://www.copanusa.com/index.php/education/videos/.

About COPAN Diagnostics, Inc.
With a reputation for innovation, COPAN is the leading supplier of collection and transport systems in North and South America. COPAN distributes Flocked Swabs, ESwab, Universal Transport Medium and laboratory automation, WASP® and WASPLab. COPAN carries a range of microbial sampling products, inoculation loops, and pipettes. For more information, visit www.copanusa.com

[i] What You Should Know for the 2012-2013 Influenza Season; Questions & Answers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm

SOURCE COPAN Diagnostics



Read at BioSpace.com

COPAN
 
 

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES