Quality of care indicators for the management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in adults

To support best practice in the management of SABs, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) have developed quality of care indicators.

1. Clinical Assessment
2. Source control
3. Echocardiography
4. Repeat blood cultures
5. Infection specialist consultation
6. Intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy
7. Duration of antibiotic therapy
8. IV to oral switch therapy (IVOST)
9. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) referral
10. Medical discharge summary

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This has also been developed in an algorithm format : SABs algorithm
Click on the link to download a copy of the : SABs quality indicators 

(accessible versions available on request)

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Content updated Feb 2023           Review Date : Feb 2026