Reply To: Repeating positive blood cultures

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    March 3, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    This has been provider specific over the years

     

    Some want a new BC right away and then daily until clear or some (most) just do daily blood cultures until clear; we just do CVC not peripheral

     

    Thanks,

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/2/2021 5:40:00 PM
    From: Carie Murphy
    Subject: Repeating positive blood cultures

    ​Our organization is looking at what others may be doing regarding redrawing blood cultures from patients after a positive blood culture.  What is normal operating procedure for your staff (i.e. once a positive blood culture is called the RN will immediately redraw and send a culture from the line(s), give any additional antibiotics that are ordered, then draw two more cultures on subsequent calendar days assuming the subsequent cultures remain negative)?  Thank you in advance for any input anyone is willing to share on your procedure.

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    Carie Murphy, CPON,MSN,RN
    Assistant Nurse Manager
    Jacksonville, FL
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