Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is associated with significant patient morbidity and mortality.
Early Infectious Diseases consultation is strongly recommended and is associated with improved patient outcomes.
It is essential to control the source of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and initiate urgent treatment.
Identification of Staphylococcus aureus in blood cultures
Identification of Staphylococcus aureus in blood cultures AND patient is hemodynamically unstable
MSSA (Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)