Fun Fact Friyay: even just 1️⃣ single bacterium in 10ml of adult blood can be enough to cause bloodstream infection in a patient!! 😱🤯
There are usually only between 1-10 per 10ml in bacteraemic patients. That’s why it’s so important that if the patient presents with signs of infection/sepsis, we take blood in these special blood culture bottles- if we can catch the bacteria, we can tailor the antibiotics in a more targeted way. 💊
Happy weekend everyone! What have you learnt today?