Blood cultures provide important diagnostic information regarding patient symptoms and to ensure accurate treatment. Therefore, proper techniques for drawing blood cultures must be followed. This course provides vital information on how to prevent contamination of blood cultures.
Drawing Blood Cultures - Preventing Contamination
This program establishes best practices and clinical guidelines for drawing blood cultures. It provides information regarding the risks and implications of false positive blood cultures. We discuss step-by-step procedures on how to draw blood cultures either peripherally or using a vascular access device to prevent contamination. This program also emphasizes the importance of standardization for drawing blood cultures throughout multiple departments.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304 Continuing Nursing Education also provided through Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-1594