Bloodstream infections: How do you proceed? Case-vignette based ESGAP/ESGBIS survey

Bloodstream infection (BSI). From the HAI BSI Quality Improvement Activities Initative from End-Stage Renal Disease Network Program. Available from:

ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and ESGBIS (the ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis) are launching the ESGAP/ESGBIS Bloodstream infection survey, and we would be very grateful if you could participate.


We aim to explore current practices regarding management of bacteremia/candidemia, in order to get an international picture on the topic.


The survey is intended for (senior or trainee) specialists in Infectious Diseases or Clinical microbiology, or clinical pharmacists, or any healthcare professional part of an antimicrobial stewardship team worldwide, provided that these professionals regularly give advice on antibiotic treatment of patients with positive blood cultures in their hospital (outside their own department).

  • The questionnaire will take around 5 to 7 minutes. It is strictly anonymous. If you want to participate, you can find the questionnaire here.
  • The survey will stay open until the end of February 2017.
  • Don’t hesitate to send this info to colleagues who might be interested in participating.


ESGAP and ESGBIS would like to encourage access and use of national data from ESGAP/ESGBIS studies, to support national and regional activities within antimicrobial stewardship. Specifically, registered ESGAP/ESGBIS members can request the raw national data for this Bloodstream infection survey, if a significant number of responses have been reached in their country, as defined below:

  • Countries with population >25 million = 50 responses (e.g. France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom)
  • Countries with population <25 million = 20 responses (e.g. all other European countries)


The data may be used in many ways, including:

  • Presentations at regional, national and international conferences
  • Publications in national and international journals
  • Supporting national and regional improvements in education, research and practice


Prof. Céline Pulcini (ESGAP secretary) and Prof. Winfried Kern (ESGBIS chair)

on behalf of the ESGAP/ESGBIS Bloodstream infection scientific committee (Guillaume Béraud, Kevin Diallo, Önder Ergonul, Maddalena Giannella, Winfried Kern, Diamantis Kofteridis, Tomislav Kostyanev, Céline Pulcini, José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Pilar Retamar, and Nathalie Thilly)

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