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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.