M211-3

Tracheal Wound swabStreptococcus pneumoniae – Shipped May 10, 2021

HISTORY

A simulated wound sample collected from a 17 year old ICU patient with a tracheal site wound was sent to category A laboratories.

Participants were expected to isolate and report Streptococcus pneumoniae

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M211-3

  1. Tracheostomy sites are where the tracheal opening meets skin is a common site of infection.
  2. The most common bacteria include: Streptococcus sp, (21%), Haemophilus (10%), Corynebacterium (9%), Neisseria (9%), Moraxella (8%), as well as nosocomial pathogens.
  3. In patients with COVID-19, it is common to find site infections also including fungal pathogens

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