query for causative bacteria post discharge
What are the guidelines for querying a provider on information that they could not have known prior to dc or transfer? I have a pt who had a very short stay...less than 24 hrs. Blood and urine cultures were done, and pt subsequently transferred to a higher level of care with septic shock and a UTI, at an outside hospital system. The culture results returned after the pt left our care. There are notes indicating that results were called to the other hospital. Is it reasonable/appropriate to now query the provider to document the causative bacteria, when it was not known at the time of transfer?