Bacteriological profile and antibiogram of blood culture isolates from bloodstream infections in a rural tertiary hospital in Nigeria

Expiry Date
: 26/06/2029
CPD Units
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The study on bloodstream infections (BSIs) highlights significant morbidity and antibiotic resistance. Predominantly Gram-negative bacteria were isolated. Regular surveillance and adherence to antibiotic guidelines are crucial for effective treatment.

Keywords: antibiotic sensitivity; bacterial isolates; bloodstream infections.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:

The aim of the article is to inform healthcare professionals about the current bacterial causes of bloodstream infections, their antibiotic resistance patterns, and the importance of regular surveillance and adherence to antibiotic guidelines for effective treatment and reduction of antibiotic resistance.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

          1. Bacterial Causes and Resistance Patterns

          2. Importance of Regular Surveillance.

          3. Guidelines for Rational Antibiotic Use.

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