Seamless support through every step of the microbiology exam
GLIMS comes with a dedicated, seamlessly integrated microbiology
module. It offers support for all the different steps which are
taken in the course of a microbiology examination (grafting,
microscopy, processing, final conclusions).
GLIMS stores antibiotics, micro-organisms and carriers and
customizable labels. A dedicated work screen allows the
registration of detected organisms, requesting of extra
isolation tests, completion of the antibiogram,
formulation of the final conclusion and validation of the
The recent emergence of antibiotics resistance is largely due to
the increased use and misuse of antibiotics. Appropriate and
prudent use of antibiotics is essential to control and limit the
development and spread of resistant organisms. For this purpose the
GLIMS epidemiology module is designed to build in your own
decisions and advice. It allows you to conditionally hide
inappropriate antibiotics on reports and suggest other ones,
maximising therapeutic impact and minimising toxicity and the
development of resistance.
A built-in surveillance system helps define which strains are
more easily transmitted. This enables health care facilities to
take extra stringent infection control measures when one of these
strains is isolated.
With GLIMS you can not only create a variety of statistical
overviews of detected isolates in your hospital, see differences
between health care units, detect changes in time with respect to
their frequency or to their resistance patterns, but also
automatically publish this information on your own Intranet web
pages or send this information to a selected set of involved staff
• Dedicated microbiology work screen that accurately reflects
the lab workflow and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
• Full traceability of cross-infected patients.
• Intelligent selection system when specifying criteria,
including the identification of a double or nosocomial
• Customisable reporting and multiple formats for
results: RIS, Agar, E-Test.
• Automatic addition and/or reporting of the use of particular
medium plates, diagnostic tests and antibiograms.
• Customised interpretation of antibiogram results.
• Saves time and improves productivity, with smoother workflow
from start to finish.
• Fast access to historical data improves determination of
• System is easy to learn, so new technicians can quickly use
it themselves, leaving lab staff to focus on their own tasks.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some microbiology results don't vary over a certain period of time.
With GLIMS Microbiology, you can block a second request for the
same analysis, and send the original, unchanged results to both
requestors, saving time and resources.