Surveillance Cultures in Intensive Care Units: A Nationwide Survey on Current Practice Providing Future Perspectives Johannes B.J. Scholte M.D., Walther N.K.A. van Mook M.D., Ph.D., Catharina F.M. Linssen M.D., Ph.D., Helke A. van Dessel M.D., Dennis C.J.J. Bergmans M.D., Ph.D., Paul H.M. Savelkoul Ph.D., Paul M.H.J. Roekaerts M.D., Ph.D. PII: DOI: Reference:
S0883-9441(14)00219-6 doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.018 YJCRC 51532
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Journal of Critical Care
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7 November 2013 21 April 2014 5 May 2014
Please cite this article as: Scholte Johannes B.J., van Mook Walther N.K.A., Linssen Catharina F.M., van Dessel Helke A., Bergmans Dennis C.J.J., Savelkoul Paul H.M., Roekaerts Paul M.H.J., Surveillance Cultures in Intensive Care Units: A Nationwide Survey on Current Practice Providing Future Perspectives, Journal of Critical Care (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.018
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ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT Surveillance Cultures in Intensive Care Units: A Nationwide Survey on Current Practice Providing Future Perspectives.
Johannes B.J. Scholte, M.D. Walther N.K.A. van Mook, M.D. Ph.D. Catharina F.M. Linssen, M.D. Ph.D. Helke A. van Dessel, M.D. Dennis C.J.J. Bergmans, M.D. Ph.D. Paul H.M. Savelkoul, Ph.D. Paul M.H.J. Roekaerts, M.D. Ph.D.
Johannes B.J. Scholte Department of Intensive Care Medicine. Maastricht University Medical Center+ PO box 5800 6202 AZ Maastricht The Netherlands Phone: 003143-3876385 (work) · 0031642296450 (private) Fax: 003143-3874330 E-mail: [email protected]
· Paul M.H.J. Roekaerts · [email protected]
Walther N.K.A. van Mook · Dennis C.J.J. Bergmans [email protected]
· [email protected]
Department of Intensive Care Medicine Maastricht UMC+ The Netherlands
Catharina F.M. Linssen [email protected]
Department of microbiology Atrium Medical Center Heerlen The Netherlands
Helke A. van Dessel [email protected]
Department of microbiology Maastricht UMC+ The Netherlands
· Paul H.M. Savelkoul · [email protected]
Acknowledgements for research support No grants or funds were received for the performance of the study or the preparation of this manuscript.
ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT Summary Purpose: Exploring the extent of surveillance cultures (SC) implementation, underlying motives for
obtaining SC and decision making based on the results.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to Heads of Department (HODs) and microbiologists within all Intensive Care Departments in the Netherlands.
Results: Response was provided by 75/95(79%) of HODs and 38/59(64%) of laboratories allied to an
ICU. SC were routinely obtained according to 55/75(73%) HODs and 33/38(87%) microbiologists. SC
were obtained in more than 80% of higher level ICUs and in 58% of lower level ICUs(p