Maximising the value of blood cultures

AIMED - Let's talk about antibiotics

Blood cultures give a critically important window on bacterial and fungal sepsis, providing direct patient treatment guidance and reliable antimicrobial susceptibility data that are used to construct cumulative antibiograms and empirical treatment guidelines.  They also help to rule out serious bacterial infection, provided that collection occurs prior to antibiotic treatment and an adequate patient sample is taken.

Here are some golden rules:

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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