Tag Archives: Staphylococcus aureus

Essential clinical care of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SAB)

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Updated 8/5/20. A. Healthcare-associated events (2018, HNE LHD ) 60 healthcare-associated SAB cases occurred with 7% due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and age-adjusted 30 day mortality of 9%. SAB relapse within 15-90 days occurred in 2.1% of adult events 7% of paediatric events. Principle…

Relapse of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection – patient information sheet

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (septicaemia) information card [Patient Label ] [ [ You were recently diagnosed with a blood infection caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus (“Golden Staph”). This infection has been treated with intravenous antibiotics. Whilst this usually cures the infection, there is a possibility that your infection could return within 3 months […]

Q2 Understanding antibiotic resistance and Staphylococcus aureus

Q2 in our JMO pre-test asked: “What is the main mechanism by which the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus becomes resistant to penicillin?” We gave alternatives enumerating basic mechanisms that micro-organisms use (often in combination) to become resistant to an antimicrobial agent (graphic below).   Production of penicillinase (i.e. inactivation by a type of beta-lactamase) was the correct answer– more […]

Extrapolating key antibiotic susceptibilities for Staphylococcus aureus

Essential clinical care of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SAB)

Updated 8/5/20. A. Healthcare-associated events (2018, HNE LHD ) 60 healthcare-associated SAB cases occurred with 7% due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and age-adjusted 30 day mortality of 9%. SAB relapse within 15-90 days occurred in 2.1% of adult events 7% of paediatric events. Principle sites common: ● Vascular access device (e.g. intravenous cannula, central […]

Flucloxacillin is highly effective against Streptococcus pyogenes (group A strep) and related species

A common myth – “Flucloxacillin and penicillin in combination are required to treat cellulitis” NOT TRUE: monotherapy is adequate.