Blood: MRSA – February 07, 2022
A simulated blood culture sample collected from a 34-year-old person with substance use disorder was sent to category A laboratories. Participants were expected to report MRSA and report susceptibility results.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M214-5
- Monitoring the susceptibility to vancomycin using MIC is required to prevent treatment failure in bloodstream infections
- There is an increased risk of invasive MRSA infections in IV drug users in North America.