AUAUniversity Podcast Series: Episode No.236

Infectious Complications Following Prostate Biopsy: Strategies for Reducing Infections and Reducing Health Care Costs

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. AMA has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003.  The American Urological Association is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity.  CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe health care costs associated with prostate biopsy infections.
2. Identify the steps where modifications in technique can reduce the risk of complications.
3. Apply modified technique at various steps of the procedures to mitigate the risk of complications.