Positive blood culture clinician liaison process (microbiology) part 1

Updated summary of Gram stain appearances, microbiological and clinical implications. Updated blood culture collection and liaison approach.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA)

Stop press: Gram stain appearance and implications ver 2 2020 Ferguson


  • Always note down all clinician discussions in a large personal diary or preferably on the electronic pathology record for the patient’s sample if this exists.
  • Categorise and record the clinical relevance of the positive culture – a standard template to be shared soon.

Improve blood culture collection practice

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