Reply To: Blood Culture Policies

  • Cara Johnson

    September 9, 2019 at 11:49 am

    We also use the waste for blood cultures

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-14-2019 04:52 PM
    From: Erin Rentch
    Subject: Blood Culture Policies

    Hello all,

    What is the policy in place at your facility for drawing blood cultures? Specifically, are you using initial waste (discard) as part of your blood culture sample or do you use the subsequent draw for the sample?

    Erin Rentch BSN, CPHON, RN
    CHOC Children’s Hospital
    Orange, CA
    United States