Do you have too many contaminated blood cultures? Do you need strategies to reduce them in your facility? You're not alone. On average, treating patients for false-positive blood cultures cost hospitals $5000 in unnecessary antibiotic therapy and laboratory tests. They also extend the patient's hospital stay by 3.3 days.This lecture discusses the most common causes of blood culture contamination and strategies to reduce contamination rates in your facility, even where phlebotomy services have been decentralized. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use. This video qualifies viewers to obtain 1 unit of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit. (Additional fee applies.)
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