<h1>Prevention of Surgical Infection Through Education</h1>


A full blood count [FBC] as well as urea & electrolytes [U&E] will indicate whether there is a leucocytosis, as well as indicating whether the patient is dehydrated.

Blood cultures should also be sent even if she does not appear overtly septic, as in the elderly a high fever is not always present in patients with systemic infection or bloodstream infection / bacteraemia

A sample of faeces should also be sent to the laboratory.

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