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






   


Despite the antibiotics, the patient should have a full septic screen comprising of blood cultures [should also be taken through the line and two sets of blood culture should be ideally taken], a wound swab or pus, urine, sputum and removal of intravascular lines for culture if line infection is suspected.

These should be taken just before antibiotics are given when antibiotic levels are lowest to maximise the chances of isolating a pathogen.

A CXR will be helpful in diagnosing a RTI, and a CT of his abdomen may reveal an abdominal collection.


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