Public Health Alum: Webinar on Microorganism Detection

By Purnell T. Cropper | March 8, 2011

Infection preventionist Eileen O’Rourke will describe basic morphology of microorganisms in a webinar on March 9. Wolters Kluwer Health announced on March 1 that Pharmacy OneSource is offering the complimentary webinar with O’Rourke on microorganism detection.

O’Rourke has been practicing Infection Prevention since 1984. She received her B.S. in Medical Technology from Gwynedd-Mercy College and completed the Masters in Public Health program from Arcadia University. In her webinar, she will discuss the value of gram stain in directing treatment and examine different types of media. O’Rourke will review methods of detection and sensitivity testing of organisms and discuss automated detection methods and importance of proper specimen collection. She will also present infectious disease case studies and examine them in terms of patient arrivals, cultures taken, results and interpretation.

O’Rourke is certified with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and Infection Control and has been active in the Bellevue, Wash., APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology), serving as Education Chair and President. Eileen is currently an IP at Lankenau Medical Center, part of the Main Line Health System, just outside of Philadelphia. Read more.