What To Do With A Positive Blood Culture

Richard L. Oehler, MD
Friday, February 24, 2017
Category: Bacterial Infections

Dr. Oehler discusses the process for evaluating a patient with a positive blood culture, from the time the blood culture is ordered to when management decisions must be made. Some important concepts discussed include distinguishing true versus contaminant blood cultures, the importance of collection technique, risk factors for bacteremia, and antibiotic treatment strategies.

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