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n South African Medical Journal - Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures : guideline

Volume 100, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
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Abstract

The incidence of sepsis is increasing globally, with high morbidity and mortality. Prompt, accurate detection of bacteraemia and fungaemia is imperative for improving patient care, yet health care professionals lack training in correct blood culture techniques. These guidelines discuss the clinical importance of blood cultures, the indications for their use and the correct technique for optimal yield of pathogenic micro-organisms that cause sepsis.

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2010-12-01
2016-12-11

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