Reply To: Blood Cultures in BMT Population

  • Lisa Pinner

    Member
    September 17, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Yes, we do a sterile ​blood cultures and we do a sterile cap change prior to the culture being drawn.
    We only do central line cultures, no peripheral sticks.

    Lisa

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    Lisa Pinner, BMTCN,CPON,MSN,RN
    Educator
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-11-2019 03:37 PM
    From: Stephanie Davis
    Subject: Blood Cultures in BMT Population

    Hi all,

    We are reviewing our blood culture policy within our BMT patients and would love to hear from you~
    A few questions:

    1. Do you use sterile procedure for blood cultures?
    2. Do you perform central line draw and peripheral stick with blood cultures (first spike and/or subsequent draws) before start of antibiotics?
    3. Do you perform central line cap change with each blood culture?

    Thank you! Kind regards,
    Stephanie

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    Stephanie Davis, BSN RN CPHON
    BMT Clinical Educator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
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