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1.0 - Continuing Ed Credits
2 Manual(s)/documents included with course
5 test questions
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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 and through additional states Arkansas State BON,District of Columbia BON, Georgia BON, New Mexico BON, South Carolina BON, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses for continuing nursing education. CNE status accepted for states within the USA.
Fundamentals of VAD Management

Applying Best Practices to VAD Management
Basic Principles of Blood Draws
Clinically Indicated Catheter Removal
Complications with VADs - Part 1
Complications with VADs - Part 2
Drawing Blood Cultures - Preventing Contamination
Dressings and Dressing Changes for VADs
Flushing: The Science and Evidence
Function and Management of Needleless Connectors
Methods of Securement
Safe IV Patient Care
CLABSI: Implementing the Maintenance Bundle