Category Archives: Blood cultures

Blood culture liaison process – advice by organism type- Gram positives

SECOND CLINICIAN CALL: Confirmed culture identification with susceptibility available Prior to calling, check the isolate antibiogram to see that species and susceptibility make sense – see EUCAST Expert rules which provide intrinsic resistance characters by species, including unusual phenotypes. If … Continue reading

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Example template for documenting significant bloodstream infections

Suggested format for documenting significant BSI for later analyses.  Sub documents with key definitions will be provided soon. Print this sheet onto a single A4 page and maintain a records folder. Include documentation of the clinical liaison process as below. … Continue reading

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Positive blood culture clinician liaison process (microbiology) part 1

Documentation! 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 … Continue reading

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