Reply To: Drawing Blood cultures from central lines

  • Antonio Jordan

    Member
    July 10, 2015 at 8:07 am

    We do not flush and use the initial draw as the culture.

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    Antonio Jordan, BSN, RN
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-09-2015 05:07 PM
    From: Marlene Reidl
    Subject: Drawing Blood cultures from central lines

    We use the discard for our blood culture sample.

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

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