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Guidance and algorithms for the evaluation and management of urine culture results from microbiology.
Children with a urine culture report returning to the ED and CDU at RHC.
Clinicians working in the paediatric ED at RHC.
Large numbers of urine samples are sent for culture from our Medical Assessment unit and Emergency Department. Batches of yellow result forms return daily to the doctors’ room in the department and are evaluated and processed by medical staff each morning. As the implications of missing treatment and follow up in a child with a UTI can be serious we now operate a back up check by the ED secretaries. Algorithms of both these processes are illustrated below
OF SPECIAL NOTE:
Last reviewed: 01 February 2015
Next review: 01 December 2015
Author(s): Vincent Choudhery
Approved By: Clincal Effectiveness