February 2013 Posts

Essential Evidence #7- SAEM Occult Bacteremia

We’re back with a new episode of Essential Evidence.  This article is from Academic Emergency Medicine March 2009 and it talks about getting blood cultures in well appearing kids aged 3 to 36 months.  We used to get a lot of blood cultures in these well appearing kids with fever but this article was the final nail in the coffin that got us to stop doing that.  It’s hard to believe that based on how we practice now but we needed this large study to show us that we are now doing the right thing.

One announcement- I will be going to the SMACC conference- Social Media and Critical Care– in 2 weeks in Australia.  If you see me at the conference, please say hi and let me know what you think about the podcast.

Essential Evidence #7- Occult Bacteremia

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