Reply To: Drawing Blood cultures from central lines

  • Marlene Reidl

    July 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    We use the discard for our blood culture sample.

    Marlene Reidl, BSN,RN,CPN,CPHON
    Asst Clinical Manager
    Hasbro Children’s Hospital
    Providence, RI
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-09-2015 04:56 PM
    From: Regina Wilkes
    Subject: Drawing Blood cultures from central lines

    We would like to know if any instutituions flush the central line before drawing the discard when obtaining blood culutres or do you obtain a discard and then the sample? 

    Regina Wilkes, MSN, RN
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States