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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 ——————————