Tracheal Wound swab: Streptococcus pneumoniae – Shipped May 10, 2021
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
- Tracheostomy sites are where the tracheal opening meets skin is a common site of infection.
- The most common bacteria include: Streptococcus sp, (21%), Haemophilus (10%), Corynebacterium (9%), Neisseria (9%), Moraxella (8%), as well as nosocomial pathogens.
- In patients with COVID-19, it is common to find site infections also including fungal pathogens