Microbiology Laboratory Manager at the Holy Cross Hospital
The bustling lab deals with several high-risk pathogens and has to offer diagnostic accuracy, efficiently. This need is heightened since Sheryl is the only expert in her chain of command familiar with this diagnostic area.
Physicians at the Holy Cross Hospital rely on Sheryl’s lab to help identify unknown pathogens. Additionally, the microbiology lab is a Sentinel lab for biothreat agents. It packages and ships specimens to the Maryland State Laboratory for biothreat agents, special pathogens, and surveillance organisms.
They are also the go-to resource on specimen collection and PPE buddies for their Automated Laboratory partners for routine patient testing and Person Under Investigation (PUI) for special pathogens.
With GIDEON, Sheryl’s lab gains the convenience of using one application to find all information needed on pathogens and infectious diseases.
“My favorite features are the organism identification function, information about diseases, comparison of organisms, and now the flowchart function.”
According to Sheryl, “The system has been helpful in preparing continuing education for my team. It helps us with unusual organisms and steering us toward possibilities when people have traveled or reside in other countries.”
GIDEON database contains in-depth phenotype information on over 2,000 bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeasts.
GIDEON offers a range of Bayesian analysis-based differential organism identification tools to generate a ranked pathogen probability list.
Microbiologists can generate side-by-side comparison tables for any bacteria, mycobacteria, or yeasts – adding up to 10 at a time!
GIDEON tracks 360+ infectious diseases in 235 countries and territories.
GIDEON is curated by a team of highly regarded medical scientists who are
updating the database daily.