Reply To: Blood Cultures

  • Maureen Sanders

    Member
    January 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        We do not draw peripheral cultures.
    We draw 2 sets of cultures from all lumens 10 minutes apart for the first fever only/

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    Maureen Sanders, RN,CPON
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-21-2015 01:51 PM
    From: Debra Bruene
    Subject: Blood Cultures

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
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    When children are febrile and have a central line, are you drawing both peripheral and central blood cultures? and how often?  Thanks so much!

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    Debra Bruene, RN, MA CPHON
    University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Iowa City, IA
    United States
    debra-bruene@uiowa.edu
    319-353-6825
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